The latest glitch in ObamaCare: Millions more qualify for free insurance

by editor on June 23, 2011

Obamacare is like any other pile of feces – you gotta pass it to find out what’s in it. One year later, Obama’s signature piece of legislative diarrhea still reeks with surprises.

Yahoo has the latest poop:

[Obamacare] would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.

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If you think healthcare is expensive now...oh, wait, that's what the sign says

… 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 [because]…. most of their Social Security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps.…administration officials and senior Democratic lawmakers say it’s not a loophole but the result of a well-meaning effort to simplify rules for deciding who will get help with insurance costs….

Good intentions, the best pavement for certain roads we know. But who’s getting pooped on?

…states have been clamoring for relief from Medicaid costs, complaining that just these sorts of federal rules drive up spending and limit state options.

States, the guys that CAN’T print money at will. This will be fixed ASAP, then….

A spokeswoman for the Senate Finance Committee… said if the situation does become a problem there’s plenty of time to fix it later.

Sure, things will be less hectic after the apocalypse. Now for the good news…

“The fact that this is being discovered now tells you, what else is baked into this law?” said [Mike] Leavitt, [HHS secretary under President Bush.]

Yeah, that Obama is some baker.

- Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Associated Press via Yahoo

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Homersdad June 23, 2011 at 4:05 am

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Dang it Nancy….it was right there in black and white on Page 4,573,896,210 of the bill. Tell me again why no one bothered to read it.

deepthinker June 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

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One of those things Nancy and crew didnt count on when she said “We have to pass it so you can see what’s in it” Now listen to all the liberals scream, whine and bitch about it.

Even after this little screw up, liberals will never ever admit that they didn’t take their time and that they should have possibly let everyone read this piece of shit legislation.

CaliforniaDave June 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

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Maybe the MSM should’ve hired some of those Palin e-mail readers to go through the Obamacare bill.

Buck O'Fama June 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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If Sarah had written the bill instead of Nancy and Harry (with Obama helping out by putting his name on it) the f*cking MSM bastards would have.

Paden June 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

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They make a mistake and accidentally kept the promise of “free health care”

Elrond Hubbard June 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

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“…a well-meaning effort to simplify rules to decide who will get help with insurance rates.”

This was not an oversight, the federal government does not believe in simplifying rules. Check out the Internal Revenue Code if you don’t believe me. This is a brazen attempt to buy votes.

RockingHorseGuy June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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AARP, anyone?

Deb June 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

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And medicaid funding is being cut left and right in nearly every state. So I’m thinking even FEWER people will be covered, not more!

hisham June 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

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This ‘law’ isn’t even legally passed, it was just ‘deemed’ passed so I think we can just as easily UNDEEM the thing. We the People have no obligation to adhere to this monstrosity, we should just ignore it…just like the pukes who forced it down our throats and up our, you know whats, ignored us.