“Not only are taxpayers footing the bill, but people are dying unnecessarily because of this.”
Senate leadership wants a vote this week, others say, “Negative, Ghost Rider.”
This was all over before it began
Democrats forgot all about the “era of good feelings”
Pragmatism for the sake of pragmatism doesn’t always work.
“If we do nothing, more companies will back out and more people will lose coverage.”
“…a 43% rate increase will drive healthier, younger, and middle-aged individuals out of the market.”
“The government’s price tag would be astonishing.”
“[W]e’ve come to sort of a fork in the road in terms of our inability to service our communities.”
Because keeping taxes in place is such a good idea. Not.
“As of March 15, 2017, 10.3 million individuals had effectuated their coverage…”
“About 45 percent of counties are expected to have one or no insurer in the marketplaces…”
“Inching” being the operative word.
“…a substantial increase in cost for New Yorkers who don’t get help from subsidies under Obamacare.”
“lack of overall predictability simply does not provide a sustainable path forward”
House bill “dead on arrival.”
“You can’t repeal it in its entirety.”
“He’s still learning how to be president.”
“…they may first take action to stabilize premium costs in Obamacare’s insurance-purchasing exchanges in 2018 and 2019.”
Good news/bad news.
“data shows average premiums were 105% higher in 2017 than in 2013…”
“We have a responsibility to our members and the greater community to remain stable and secure…”
“there is tremendous uncertainty in how such a system would be developed…”
“While another delay would stop short of imploding the markets, it still undermines the exchanges…”
“The main driver of the rate change is the increasing cost of medical care.”
“I am privileged to have health care.”
“You know if I ever stop wanting to pay the subsidies, which I will.”
“Our individual Commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016…”
“The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases…”
When they go low, we go six feet under.
“courage means not simply doing what is simply politically expedient…”
It’s really, really bad…
“Look, and whose fault is this?”
“If you want to have a press conference, go ahead.”
“The factors that I have described to you today lead to instability and to a spiral…”
Hurry up and wait.
Credit where creditor’s due?
More flash than bang, but a very bad sign