After the debacle of last year’s rollout, the Obama Administration and Washington Democrats told the American people that, after some fixes, Obamacare would definitely work. Well, it’s been another year, and it’s still not looking good for the failed health care law. Here are just a sampling of headlines from the past few weeks alone:
- Dark Days Ahead for Obamacare, the Hill reports
- Small Businesses Showing Little Interest in Obamacare, CBS says
- The Democrats Lost Because of Obamacare, writes Forbes
- Obamacare Architect: ‘Stupidity’ of Voters Helped Bill Pass, the Hill writes
- Obamacare Sign-Ups Were Inflated With Dental Plans, reports Bloomberg
It’s gotten so bad that even top Democrats are recognizing that we should have never passed Obamacare. According to Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate’s third-highest-ranking Democrat, Obamacare “wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs—not changes in health care.”
And now we’re still dealing with a law that is just as broken as when it was passed four years ago. Reports are still coming in that the back end of the website is unfinished, forcing health officials to verify some applications by hand. Leading U.S. CEO’s are turning against the President’s signature law. The Administration recently lowered its enrollment expectations to only 9.9 million in the coming year, well below the 13 million that the CBO had predicted previously. And to top it all off, the Obama Administration inflated enrollment statistics by counting as many as 400,000 stand-alone dental plans as full health coverage.
It’s no wonder that Obamacare has hit a “new numerical low” with just 37 percent approving of the law.
Senator Schumer was right. Obamacare was and remains the wrong law at the wrong time. And the problems won’t end until we repeal and replace this failure that is causing so much harm.