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Baucus Is Suddenly Concerned About Obama-Care

From a suddenly concerned (about Democrats getting re-elected in 2014) Associated Press:

Top Dem Sen. Baucus warns of ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law

April 18, 2013

A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a "train wreck."

"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama’s health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.

Baucus is the first top Democrat to publicly voice fears about the rollout of the new health care law, designed to bring coverage to some 30 million uninsured Americans through a mix of government programs and tax credits for private insurance that start next year.

And (at least) 11 million newly legalized illegal aliens, if amnesty gets rammed through.

The six-term Democrat is also expected to face a tough re-election in 2014.

This should have probably been the lead. It explains everything.

It also shows that Obama-Care should be carefully wrapped around the neck of each and every Democrat candidate.

Baucus is still trying to recover from approval ratings that nosedived amid displeasure with the health care law in his home state.

And he is going to do that by pretending to rail against Obama-Care. Now that it is too late, and the law of the land.

Normally low-key and supportive, Baucus challenged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Wednesday’s hearing.

He said he’s "very concerned" that new health insurance marketplaces for consumers and small businesses will not open on time in every state, and that if they do, they might just flop because residents don’t have the information they need to make choices.

"The administration’s public information campaign on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act deserves a failing grade," he told Sebelius. "You need to fix this." …

In other words, Mr. Baucus wants the administration to ratchet up their propaganda campaign to convince the public how wonderful Obama-Care really is. To try to save his bacon.

"I don’t know what he’s looking at," Sebelius told reporters following her out of the room after Baucus adjourned the hearing. "But we are on track to fully implement marketplaces in Jan. 2014, and to be open for open enrollment." …

And we believe her, too. After all, when has anyone in the Obama administration ever lied about Obama-Care?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, April 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Baucus Is Suddenly Concerned About Obama-Care”

  1. Noyzmakr

    Sen. Baucus warns of ‘train wreck……

    You don’t say!

    I wonder what crystal ball we must have been looking into because we could all see that four years ago.

    Oh …I know. We read the bill.

  2. “None are so blind as those who will not see”.

    Poor, stupid, Demonicrats. They thought we were just being selfish, petulant, and childish – just as they are – when we tried to stop them from passing the Obummer Un-Affordable Healthcontrol & Doctor Bankruptcy Bill.

    We were trying to save the nation from catastrophic breakdown. Never has a catastrophe been more easy to see and avoid than this, except for the ‘stimulus’ slush fund and deficits.

    Between those two “huge train wrecks”, if there’s any justice in the world, they may be gone into the wilderness for a long time.

  3. Made your bed
    Sleep in it


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