Obamacare – An Exercise in Unintended Consequences


“We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.” – James Hoffa

I can’t help but smile in schadenfreudian pleasure as I disseminate the utterly shocking news that the very people who supported Obamacare are now deriding its pervasive regulations that incentivize businesses to mistreat the very employees it was meant to protect.  Consider the following:

  • Insurance plan costs will skyrocket
  • Employers have openly cut workers’ hours to avoid the mandate
  • Employees will find it increasingly difficult to keep their own plans (despite a strict promise otherwise)
  • Workers with employer-sponsored (or unionized) health coverage will not qualify for Obamacare subsidies

And we can’t forget that the bureaucracy that operates the DMV will now be managing our health care.  The fourth point is especially stinging to bloated union reps like James Hoffa, who are beginning to realize that the “Affordable Care Act” ultimately sterilizes the supposed effectiveness of unions (and isn’t so “affordable” after all).

The sheer ignorance is astounding, but not surprising — nor is it surprising that these same union leaders are now calling on Obama to “fix it”.  They have failed to come to the conclusion that the saner side of the populace came to back in 2009:  The ACA is Obama’s fix.  And we’re stuck with it now, including the unions who so viciously fought for its passage.

I have only one thing to say to these ignoramuses:  You’ve made your bed, now sleep in it.

And maybe we should consider the consequences of supporting bills based on their title rather than their content.

Read more:  Labor Unions: Obamacare Will ‘Shatter’ Our Health Benefits, Cause ‘Nightmare Scenarios’


4 thoughts on “Obamacare – An Exercise in Unintended Consequences

  1. – The under-educated and under-informed are the new majority of our country.
    – As always, excellent post. Great information and great perspective.
    – Sadly, we are a financially bankrupt nation, panicking and gasping for air in the throws empty wallets, soup lines, and social chaos.
    – Our nations tipping point is coming – It will occur sometime after Jan 1, 2014 when Obamacare goes into affect.
    – We will all get through this but will only gain our footing again when sensible leaders become the majority.
    – The kookiness that prevails right now is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. And kookiness is all it is.
    – Thx Josh!

    • Thanks, Jeremy. And, unfortunately, since we are now a nation that caters to the under-educated and under-informed, we are doomed to be dragged down with them. The next 10 years will be interesting.

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