Obama administration admits that Obama care is unsustainable. Color me shocked

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    ModelMayhem.com - WH Concedes Healthcare Law Is Unsustainable


    After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally acknowledged Friday she doesn't see how.

    "Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time," Sebelius said in a letter to congressional leaders.

    The law requiredthe administration to certify that CLASS would remain financially solvent for 75 years before it could be put into place.

    But officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers, as the law also required.

    Monthly premiums would have ranged from $235 to $391, even as high as $3,000 under some scenarios, the administration said. At those prices, healthy people were unlikely to sign up. Suggested changes aimed at discouraging enrollment by people in poor health could have opened the program to court challenges, officials said.

    "If healthy purchasers are not attracted ...thenpremiums will increase, which will make it even more unattractiveto purchasers who could also obtain policies in the private market," Kathy Greenlee,the lead official on CLASS, said in a memo to Sebelius. That "would cause the program to quickly collapse."
     
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    That is a major part of the law. How many votes would have been changes to NAY if the Congress had known that ahead of time? Pelosi "Let's vote for the bill and then find out what's in it! "
     
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    His biggest and arguably only accomplishment is collapsing under its own weight.

    Guess we should have found out what was in the bill BEFORE we passed it huh?
     
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    I wonder if this will come up in tonights debate. But more importantly I wonder how the msm will report this major admission of failure.
     
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    If only they had read it before voting for it. But Queen Pelosi had it right: We gotta pass it to know whats in it!!!!

    Kinda like passing a laced blunt. It may, or may not, be laced with Angel Dust. But we gotta smoke it to know whats in it right?
     
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    So that means it can't be implemented at all?

    We still have the problems it created though. Like the nationalization of student loans.
     
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    What happens now is a very good question. Is this why the administration stopped fighting it in the lower courts and allowed it to fast track to SCOTUS?
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Could you be any more disingenuous? The Obama administration decided that ONE ASPECT of the law is unsustainable, not the entire law. If you want to talk about that, fine, but don't pretend that Obama just dismissed the entire law.
     
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    Obviously, he did not.

    He dismissed a core piece of the law.
     
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    It's not misleading. It is being reported that the law can not stand without this portion.
     

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