Reich: People are going to “stop complaining” about ObamaCare when enrollment picks up
posted at 5:01 pm on December 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
…Are you sure about that? Via RCP:
ROBERT REICH: Well, justified, not justified. What the president wanted to talk about this week was the fact that there are 350,000, 360,000 enrollees in November, new enrollees in November at the — on the — the healthcare.com. And, in fact, he can’t talk about that. I mean the attacks on ObamaCare, on the Affordable Care Act, have been absolutely relentless. It was a terrible mistake for him to say what he did. But, you know, after a while, you’ve got to look at the fact that we have one of the most important reforms of the health care system of the United States ever enacted. …At the present rate of enrollment, we’re going to have over a million people enrolled by January and people are going to stop complaining.
First of all, color me skeptical that the White House really wanted to spend the week bending over backwards to explain away their scant enrollment numbers and the possibility that plenty of those people probably have yet to even pay for their plans, and secondly — will people stop complaining once even more people are enlightened as to ObamaCare’s true, redistributive, and wildly expensive nature? …Good luck with that. Via the AP:
Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.
An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that health care remains politically charged going into next year’s congressional elections. Keeping the refurbished HealthCare.gov website running smoothly is just one of Obama’s challenges, maybe not the biggest. …
In the survey, nearly half of those with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year – mostly for the worse.