Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Madam President Will Have To Address Obamacare....Fast!

It is something everyone wanted and it is hard to say where it went off the rails. Maybe it was the lack of  a single payer option. Maybe the risk was too high for insurance companies and they found new ways to ensure they were covered. But the bottom line is that if you get your insurance through the exchanges then you are probably getting pummeled. The deductibles are outrageous and so are the premiums. I of all people really wanted health care reform but somewhere it veered and while more people are covered and you cant get kicked off for a pre existing condition, the cost will now kill a middle class family.

Hillary does have the election in the bag or so it seems but this is the snake in the grass that could leap out and change everything. Americans vote with their pocketbook nine times out of ten. With the news that premiums could jump 25 percent Obamacare is in danger of soaring out of the reach of middle class Americans and I am talking about people not covered under an employers plan. It is a bit like being out on the bow of a ship in a gale and it is getting rougher.

The road to hell is paved with the best intentions and while Obamacare is an improvement with millions of Americans insured, the red flag of economic distress could undo the good work of the health reform act. Madam President better shoot the snake before it bites her and changes the dynamic again of an election that is nothing if not unpredictable.

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