Americans are finally waking up to the failure of Obamacare. Sure, the law has succeeded in adding more Americans to the health insurance rolls, but the success ends there. Most consumers have seen either their insurance premiums or their deductibles skyrocket, or both, to the point where they have insurance in name only.Over half the the co-ops started under Obamacare have failed, and those remaining are hardly in good fiscal health.
At this point, many conservatives are rooting for Obamacare to fail entirely so we can finally do away with it. We’ve learned from the Wikileaks releases that Hillary wants the same – but for all the wrong reasons.
An email leaked by WikiLeaks Tuesday appears to suggest that Hillary Clinton wants the Affordable Care Act to fail — presumably as a pretense for implementing single-payer, government-controlled health care.In a chain between Clinton and her senior policy adviser Ann O’Leary titled “Memo on Cadillac Tax for HRC,” Clinton said she’s open to changing her position on the Cadillac Tax — but that the Republican plan to repeal it must pass.
“Given the politics now w bipartisan support including Schumer, I’ll support repeal w ‘sense of the Senate’ that revenues would have to be found,” Clinton wrote. “I’d be open to a range of options to do that. But we have to be careful that the R version passes which begins the unraveling of the ACA,” she continued.
It seems quite clear from this email that the “unraveling” of Obamacare is precisely what Clinton desires. Despite the dutiful lip service Clinton pays to Obamacare on the campaign trail, her professed desire of a completely socialized public option is likely unachievable without the opportunity to push an expansion that would be created by Obamacare’s collapse.
We’re all for Obamacare collapsing – let’s just keep our fingers crossed a President Hillary wouldn’t have the votes in Congress to pass through her “replacement.”[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]