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.
… 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