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Obamacare backer: Implementation will be “long,” “slow” and riddled with “horror stories”

posted at 6:42 pm on June 12, 2013 by

Let me emphasize, this guy is a self-described supporter of the new law, who things the ACA is on the “right track:”

“There’s a great deal of uncertainty almost everywhere you look,” said Mark Moody, the president and chief executive officer of WEA Trust, which offers insurance to Wisconsin school districts, state health plan members, and local units of government.  “There will be horror stories, stories of so-called train wrecks,” Moody said at the panel discussion organized by Wisconsin Health News. “It will be a difficult process to get the exchanges started. … I think fundamentally the Affordable Care Act is on the right track but it’s going to be a long, slow process.”

To recap: The law’s principal co-author has labeled the roll-out of his handiwork a “huge train wreck” and has declined to seek re-election.  A top national administration of Obamacare says he’s just aiming to avoid a “third world experience” at this stage.  And now state-level healthcare officials who believe in the law are preemptively tossing around phrases like “horror stories.”  The long-anticipated Obamacare fiasco is already playing out across the country, fresh examples of which I outline in my latest Townhall piece.

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Oh, good. So all according to plan.

SagebrushPuppet on June 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

it’s going to be a long, slow process

and at the end, your death panel.

AshleyTKing on June 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

…and it will never be repealed.

Well, maybe, if the US is taken over by Islamofacists or the Chi-Coms.

Myron Falwell on June 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

As long as it gets REALLLLLY BAD before November 2014.

I’m talking townfolk-storming-the-castle-with-torches-and-pitchforks bad.

kurtzz3 on June 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

What’s the bad news?

Chuck Schick on June 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

This Mark Moody character sounds like a hate-filled, 1%er bigot racist who deserves IRS scrutiny. Someone needs to report this hater to AttackWatch asap.

visions on June 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

The expense of it is what I fear. I think it will necessitate a hell of a lot more inflation or a new, massive tax, such as a VAT.

rickv404 on June 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

he’s just aiming to avoid a “third world experience” at this stage.

I’m still waiting for someone to come forward and describe their “third world experience” with American health care prior to this boondoggle’s passage.

CurtZHP on June 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Marxism is never easy, on those who have to live it.

Who knew?

Hog Wild on June 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM

The expense of it is what I fear. I think it will necessitate a hell of a lot more inflation or a new, massive tax, such as a VAT.

rickv404 on June 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

That’s the plan, along with abolishing the health insurance industry and moving to a single payer system.

Jurisprudence on June 12, 2013 at 11:42 PM

WEA Trust is the teachers union affiliated insurance company in Wisconsin which provided monopoly priced health insurance to teachers through the school districts before Gov. Walker and the legislature changed the bargaining rights with the union. In other words, they used the power of the government to over-charge the public and collect through the tax system from school districts. When the law changed, and WEA had to compete, their premiums dropped dramatically. I am sure that the WEA Trust Insurance company is looking forward to, and trying to figure how to, gain excessive profits from this coming change in the health care system. Joy!

A.S.R. on June 13, 2013 at 1:15 AM

There will be horror stories, stories of so-called train wrecks,

Guy, you may be reaching just a bit. He insinuates that the stories will be false.

Odysseus on June 13, 2013 at 7:51 AM

A.S.R. on June 13, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Thanks for the post. We all know about the WEA Trust here in Wisconsin what a scam they were pulling before Act 10 showed their utter corruption.

PackerBronco on June 13, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Wow, the Republicans could really take advantage of this in 2014… if they were in the process of throwing themselves under the bus by passing Amnesty :(

Ukiah on June 13, 2013 at 8:32 AM

The warm-fuzzy thought that everyone is covered even if they are not will all make it worthwhile.

mwbri on June 13, 2013 at 9:55 AM

If something is actually on the right track, it’s not usually a long, messy process. That usually means it’s not on the right track. When you need to get from A to B the best bet is to do it the easiest way, not the hardest way.

Bob's Kid on June 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Did anyone else see the Politico article about how concerned Congressmen were that Obamacare might be “forcing” staffers, aides and legislators to leave prior to Dec. 31 so that they won’t see their premiums go up when they are forced onto the exchanges. Poor little babies. People should call their Congressmen and complain about them trying to weasel out of what the rest of us have to suffer. Not that it will likely do any good, but hey get the staffer who answers the phone to squirm.

txmomof6 on June 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Did anyone else see the Politico article about how concerned Congressmen were that Obamacare might be “forcing” staffers, aides and legislators to leave prior to Dec. 31 so that they won’t see their premiums go up when they are forced onto the exchanges. Poor little babies. People should call their Congressmen and complain about them trying to weasel out of what the rest of us have to suffer. Not that it will likely do any good, but hey get the staffer who answers the phone to squirm.

txmomof6 on June 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM


Best Laugh of the Week!

Alas, the slime in Congress is worried about Obummercare – not its anti-constitutionality and jaw-dropping stupidity, nor its immorality, naked fascism, inefficiency, and corrupt payoff to the insurance industry, let alone its destruction of what remains of American medicine and many patients’ lives.

No, they’re worried about their own premiums’ escalating.

[...] But imagine you are a Ruler, living off others’ sweat, who never pays your own way. Now your cronies at Blue Cross, et al, will take a far bigger chomp out of your ill-gotten gains. What to do about this unprecedented and dire emergency? Well, “dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.” Seriously? Don’t toy with us. You eavesdrop, rob, lie to, and murder us: don’t compound it by teasing that you’ll leave and then stay.

But congresscriminals’ anxiety hasn’t displaced their megalomania: “many on Capitol Hill fear [this mass exodus] could lead to a brain drain just as Congress tackles a slew of weighty issues…” Oh, my aching ribs! A “brain drain” from morons who, all put together, lack the intellect of wallpaper! It’s just too good!

I don’t believe there has ever been a political class more stupid, corrupt, and sickening than this one. The boomers have destroyed this country.

Rae on June 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM

The “horror story” I’d like to see is some poor b@st@rd, whose health plans got destroyed by the Pols, arms himself and proceeds to burn down the Pols house and shoots his miserable @$$ when he comes running out.
Great TV
III

dirtengineer on June 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Long, slow and horrible? Sounds like an Obama speech.

The Rogue Tomato on June 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Odysseus, I don’t think so. He’s admitting that the process will be long, difficult and slow. The “so-called” before “train wreck” didn’t strike me as sarcastic or dubious given the context of his point (not to mention Baucus’ comments).

Guy Benson on June 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Obamacare is dark and full of terrors. And political Winter is coming.

DrAllecon on June 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM