Yesterday marked the five year anniversary of Obamacare, a bad law that ought to be repealed. Its defenders jump through hoops to declare it a "success,"
It was one thing for them to argue against Obamacare before it was put in place. Every prediction they made about it turned out to be wrong. It's working better than even I expected. But it doesn't matter. Evidence be damned. 'It's still a disaster.' But why?
Here, Obama accuses others of cranking out misinformation about his law and mindlessly rejecting evidence to the contrary. This is textbook projection. It's embarrassing. Virtually every major Obamacare prediction he made "turned out to be wrong" -- and his administration knew they were misleading the public, in certain cases. The architect of the law bragged about this dishonesty for years. The objective evidence overwhelmingly vindicates critics, yet the Left insistently conjures and alternate reality, sneering at those who've dared to notice their glaring failures. They keep asserting that
Repeal of the ACA would let insurers write their own rules again, and wipe out coverage for 16 million Americans.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2015
Obamacare uprooted millions from their preferred healthcare arrangements, expands a demonstrably failed and overburdened entitlement program, costs taxpayers $2 trillion over the next ten years, and still leaves more than 30 million Americans uninsured. Success, exclaims the self-described "reality based community." You're welcome, America:
This filing season, for the first time, millions of Americans are facing tax implications — and new forms that even seasoned preparers are finding confusing — related to their health insurance status. The changes are not only complicating things for tax filers, but also costing many of them money. Under the Affordable Care Act, people who remained uninsured last year must either pay a penalty with their taxes, one of the most contentious elements of the law, or claim an exemption. The Obama administration has said up to six million people would owe a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of their household income, whichever is greater. But as many as 30 million people are getting exemptions, mainly because they are too poor to afford health insurance or because they live in a state that refused to expand Medicaid last year under the health law. And people who did get insurance but, like Mr. Ciesielski, underestimated their income for 2014 — the figure on which subsidies are calculated — are being required to pay back part of their subsidy.
Soak in the success, people. The law's wonders are surpassing the president's wildest dreams. Applaud with gratitude, or shut up, you ignoramus.