The law may be workable. The law must be workable. The law must be made to work and so must the delivery system.
The President “lectured” yesterday that we voters wanted a solution for 50 million uninsured people to have affordable health care. That is true. The need is persistent, and many Americans teeter on the edge between middle class and poverty, and know that they had better hedge in favor of such social benefits because they might need them.
For all Americans, the Affordable Care Law has established a national standard for healthcare that is the minimum acceptable care for all citizens.
Insurance companies whose policies don’t meet the standard are being shunned. That is why millions of Americans who subscribed to faulty insurance policies received cancellations. They must sign up for affordable standard policies.
In the meantime, Kathleen Sebelius is taking her licks for failing to deliver on time. Needy Americans wait and the system can collapse if the exchange doesn’t work soon.
The longer it is late, the more the dates and mandates will have to be pushed forward. Lateness incurs additional cost and postpones expected benefits from the system. Doing that, increases the amount of money consumed and adds to the debt.
So, President Obama, stop making speeches and get this fixed. We can’t move on until you fix it.
“Obamacare’s split-screen day
While Sebelius was grilled on the Hill, Obama touted the law in Boston. | AP Photos
By JONATHAN ALLEN and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 10/30/13 6:55 PM EDT Updated: 10/31/13 6:09 AM EDT
President Barack Obama’s prescription for health care law critics: Take a deep breath — and move on.
Never mind that House Republicans have beaten up on two of his top health officials on consecutive days; that one of them, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, faces new calls to resign seemingly every day; or that the Obamacare website crashed while Sebelius was testifying on the Hill Wednesday.”
Forget that the website went online with the apparent technological capacity of a badly damaged transistor radio. And don’t think too much about Obama’s promise that every American who wanted to keep his or health care plan could do so.”