Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maybe the 'uninsured' want to stay 'uninsured'

(My new American Thinker post)


The Obama administration just changed the ACA again, as reported by Fox News:
"The Obama administration will grant extra time to Americans who say they are unable to enroll in health care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline, in a decision that swiftly drew Republican ridicule.  
All consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will now have until about mid-April to ask for an extension." 
Will it matter?  Probably not!

The ACA has a bigger problem than "computer glitches" or "high deductibles,"

In other words, the uninsured are not rushing to get insured.  Wasn't getting the "uninsured" insured one of the big reasons for passing this law?

The biggest news is that "the uninsured" are OK with it.  Again, how do you explain this Kaiser Poll via TIME?   Please read:
"The Kaiser poll, conducted March 11-17, also found that 50% of uninsured adults plan to remain without health coverage, despite the law’s new exchanges and federal subsidies to reduce the cost of premiums.
Two-thirds of the uninsured are aware Americans must have insurance or pay fines, while just 57% realize the law provides the subsidies, according to the poll."
Translation:  Some people in the US just don't care!  Sorry for being harsh but we've been bombarded by ObamaCare ads, speeches and news coverage. 

What planet are these people living on?  Heck even Jon Stewart and the late night comedians have been talking ObamaCare.

For years, the left has presented the "uninsured" as poor victims of "for profit" insurance companies, layoffs or expensive policies.  Yes, some people are indeed victims of bad policies or unfortunate employment terminations.  However, it looks like many are just "uninsured" and OK with it.

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Will demonstrations spoil The World Cup in Brazil?

The World Cup is a couple of months away and soccer fans are excited all over the world, specially in "futbol crazy" Brazil.

However, it looks like we will see demonstrations and much discontent with the government in Brasilia.  In other words, Brazilians are not happy, as the BBC reports:

"The government in Brazil says it will send federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help deal with a spate of violent attacks targeting the city's police.     The decision came after the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, asked President Dilma Rousseff for government support ahead of the football World Cup in June.
On Thursday, three police bases in the city were attacked by suspected gangs.
Four police officers have been killed since February in similar attacks.
The attacks on police in Brazil's second largest city have heightened concerns about law and order ahead of the World Cup, which begins on 12 June. Seven World Cup matches, including the final, will be played in Rio."
Let's hope that Brazil can contain the protests by listening to what many people are saying.  They are complaining about taxes and a very bad case of  Brazilian "crony capitalism" that takes care of those industrialists who support the government.  

Furthermore, prices are very high, specially for low income Brazilians.

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