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Support for ObamaCare Falls to 35%.

Written by Gary North on December 24, 2013

The latest CNN poll indicates that support for Obamacare has fallen from 40% in November to 35% today.

This is what we can legitimately call a death spiral.

As a symbolic gesture, President Obama has signed up for ObamaCare — a bronze plan. He signed up on the Washington, D.C. site. He did not try to sign up on the federal government’s problem-plagued healthcare site. He already has the best healthcare insurance on earth through the U.S. military. But he is in need of an economically meaningless symbolic gesture.

The policy will cost $4,800 a year. It covers only him, not his family. In short, it’s a rotten policy. For $4,800 a year, he buys a policy with a $4,300 deductible. So, he has to get really sick for this to pay off, assuming he has $4,300 in reserve after paying $4,800 for the policy. Obama is covered, of course. But voters aren’t.

Republicans can have fun with this. “Buy a minimal policy only for yourself. Forget about your wife and children. You’ll see what this does to your budget. There is nothing like an extra $4,800 a year to create problems for your budget.”

If the White House thinks a policy like this is the fulfillment of a dream for low-income families, he is living in fantasy land.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid says that ObamaCare is going to be a blessing to Democrats running for re-election in November. He is sure of this. “I think for sure this will be a net positive.” You can read about this here. How he expects to reverse public opinion on ObamaCare, he did not say.

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39 thoughts on “Support for ObamaCare Falls to 35%.

  1. As I've said many times in the past, we are having the wrong conversation….dealing with the health care issue by focusing on insurance is only going to continue supporting the insurance industry/hospital industry scam on the American people….we need to be focusing on the actual costs of the care we are being forced to pay in order for the 1% to continue raping the public. These charges we see over and over on ludicrous bills should have people revolting in the streets!!! Where are the adults in tis conversation…..oh I forgot…they are in congress but are the lap dogs of the 2 industries listed above!!!

  2. Bryan W. Carpenter says:

    The 35% who support it are the illegals and they SHOULD NOT be allowed to vote. (Unfortunately, this administration thinks it's okay for them to vote 3 or 4 times)

  3. I will not sign up for Ovmit care and the people that do will be sorry It is all a mess and this is away they can control us they can stick it where the sun dont shine

  4. bless2live says:

    And don't forget about the murders in the "benghazI" scandal. The many other scandals that obama, pelosi, rice,hillary, and democrat congress as well! Don't forget the insider trading,the lost monies and giving military weapons to our enemies! Just saying!

  5. Mort Friedman says:

    On another site it was reported that it was the White House staff that did the sign up. Brings up an interesting question, sign-p requires much personal data, especially including one's social security number, and legal name. With the millions he has spent obfuscating all of that information, was this signup even legal, or outright fraud. Fraud aided and abetted by criminal conspirators?

  6. The 35% that support Obamacare are the ones that are getting subsidies from tax payers like Congress and their staffers.

  7. (spoken like a zombie) evil insurance……evil hospitals….evil 1%….blah…blah…blah

  8. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Well he is trying to change the discussion of his many, many failures to duck dynesty, MSM is going duck as fast as they can! It has always worked, change the discussion, let the story fade, talk about mickey mouse or donald duck! Don't mention bengazi, obamacare, michelles crony deals, his birth cert., his SS card, his citizenship, his birthplace, just change the narritive! It may not work this time, unless stupid conservative media fall fgor it the umteenth time!~

  9. Wait a minute. I thought Obamacare policies were supposed to be superior. So this policy, for four hundred dollars a month will still leave a person who can only afford the cheapest policy stuck for an an additional $4,300. In other words, poor people that can just about afford the policy the government forces them to buy, will avoid seeking health care because they can't afford the deductible. So once again under our compassionate President. The poor will suffer while Obama's rich friends and supporters will be OK. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  10. So you believe that we are getting a good deal from these corps? Like an $8 aspirin…& etc…I'm a devoted capitalist just not into the reaming of the public just for the sake of wealth….this country has lost it's way by losing our integrity (spying), character (invading countries) and just plain hubris. Try doing a deal by shaking another man's hand and see where that gets you….I may be old fashion but dam it it worked!!! It just makes me sick all this wall st corruption….it is leading us down the tubes. Too bad you really don't have anything to add to the conversation….must be a zombie tea bagger.

  11. It is still that high, unbelievable, simply unbelievable! This Godless, communist regime that has resorted to soft porn in order to sell this deaf care that they know will destroy the middle class, as that is the real purpose along with totalitarian bureaucratic sycophants making health decisions for you rather than doctors while having access to your medical records. You see, they are making "US" middle class pay for illegal aliens, a voting bloc for the communists, and making US pay for the homosexual deviats debached and unhealty lifestyles which puts them at a much greater risk of costly health care; this, mind you, coming from the hypercrits that want to tell you what to and what not to eat, drink, smoke, wear seat belts, wear helmets and on and on because they claim it will raise the cost of health care while condoning anal sex which is AIDS related – how about that? WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP!

  12. Michael,

    My wife is an insurance biller. Hospitals and insurance companies play a game: Hospitals etc, for instance, charge $8.00, as you say, for an aspirin. The insurance company says no, we will pay $1.00 for the aspirin. The hospital accepts the payment and all parties are satisfied.

  13. I didn't realize you wanted a conversation. Sounded more like a venting of your paranoia. You claim to be a capitalist, but you write like a liberal lunatic.

  14. William,
    So is your position that our health care costs are reasonable? I just had a shoulder done and I was stunned at the prices….my surgeon agreed with me we would be so much better of with out the insurance middle man as they are the ones driving the costs….who do you think pays the executive salaries of these guys…the paper work alone costs multi millions….they do not contribute anything to the equation. Like you stated they are just playing a game and the game is on us!

  15. Carl,

    I write from my convictions…yes I'm a true blooded capitalist but I do believe in treating everyone fairly….I enjoy paying for things that actually add to our total wealth….not suits pushing paper around and collecting millions for adding nothing except to their pockets.

  16. Oh and one other thing….yes that is what is needed….conversation!!!! Believe me both sides of the aisle obfuscate the truth.

  17. It is called CRONY capitalism, duh. This is why libertarians are so anti-government. The big corporations USE the BIG GOVERNMENT that YOU lobby for in order to maximize profits. G.E.'s business model COULD NOT exist in a free market.

    Wise up. The evil hospitals and evil insurance "scam" is one that is subsidized by the government.

  18. I agree with the crony part….both parties are deep in that crap! And I do not lobby for government….it is way too big and out of control….and yes the govt is complicit in the scam! Just the revolving door from govt to private companies…..it disgusting! I can only pray for the day we the people vote all together at once and vote out all incumbents!!! At this point it is the only way anything will change.

  19. insurance costs are not the problem with health care. anyone who has done an ounce of research knows that utilization of services drives premiums. the very state you live in has to approve any health insurance rate increases. Insurance companies and oll companies (i have nothing to do with oil companies) are not evil as Obama and his cronies would have you believe. That talk is all and only about getting votes (which unfortunately their dishonesty did achieve). Also contrary to your beliefs insurance companies contain costs through many different things including networks and using usual and customary charges. Without insurance companies and their cost containment, medical costs to the consumer would be much higher. Do some research get the facts and stop repeating liberal lies, untruths and twisted half truths.

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  22. What is your occupation, Darrel?

  23. 19 comments, and yours is the only one that demonstrates a reasonable argument based on logical decisions. Scary!

  24. I do agree that having 'health insurance' has increased costs. This was brought on by unions in about the 1950's. However, my point was that since we have health insurance providers this is how the game has been played up to now.

  25. Jacob Steelman says:

    PThluger – you are correct about GE's model, in fact the correction (GFC) hit GE hard until Bernanke bailed them out with QE. It is quite likely that without QE the company would have gone out of business along with a lot of other big corporations. This why the mainstream media calls for a recovery while the Austrian economists call for a correction (correct the malinvestments caused by central bank printing of money).

  26. Samuel Clemens says:

    Michael, too bad you didn't die of measles or polio. But wait ! ; children no longer die of measles or polio. So you've just had a shoulder done.. In recent days past, that wasn't possible, You just suffered. But the CAT scan or MRI diagnosed that the procedure was necessary. While in the hospital you were given an $8 aspirin by a nurse that attended medical school for 4 years.
    Those of you who complain of the high cost of medical care need to be transported to a third world country where large families are necessary because of the high infant mortality rate, primarily because of malnutrition. This country has the most high tech & sophisticated health system to ever exist in the history of the world. Participation is voluntary. Stay out of those high cost hospitals.

  27. WhiteFalcon says:

    The sign up was a sham to fool the public into thinking that he signed up. He did not actually sign up for it. He doesn't even have any of the required information on file anywhere that the Governemnt can find it. In other words, it was a lie. Anyone surprised?

  28. Kevin Sandmann says:

    There are many strange events going on and a good place to find the right answer is in the Bible. Go and watch the Four Blood Moons by John Hagee and you may get a good answer.

  29. Barry Soetoro aka Obama is a serial liar and malignant narcissist. He lies about everything and it doesn't bother him for a minute. Lying is a way of life for Barry:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” – Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, March 16, 2006

    "Nobody likes to be tagged as having increased the debt limit for the United States by a trillion dollars. As president, you start realizing, you know what, we can't play around with this stuff. . . . (Raising the limit is) important for the country." — President Barack Obama, April 15, 2011

    "All it does is it says you got to pay the bills that you've already racked up, Congress. It's a basic function of making sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved." And, he said it with a straight face.

    Long before the pretend 2008 presidential election, countless numbers of the Outlaw Congress knew there was a serious problem with Barry's eligibility. He was born with dual citizenship and nothing can change that. Not his mother being a U.S. citizen or the fact that his skin is black. To this day, despite every member of the gutless Congress being given irrefutable proof Barry's birth certificate is a lousy forgery, his Selective Service Registration card is a lousy forgery and he's been using someone else's SSN which did not pass the E-Verify, they have done nothing. That means Barry can't work for the federal government in any capacity. The Selective Service card forgery is a felony which also prohibits him from holding government employment – including the executive branch.

    Despite the known problems with Barry's ineligibility, the gutless cowards in the Outlaw Congress accepted the electoral college vote in January 2009 and one of the biggest cover ups and fraud against the American people was a done deal. Because Barry's skin is black. Despite the massive pressure put on every one of the gutless cowards in the Outlaw Congress, the impostor was once again sworn in, January 2013, usurping the office of president. Again.

    There is zero evidence Barry Soetoro was ever in Hawaii until age 5. No one knows who he really is or even where he was born. We do know he was groomed and nurtured by a known communist in Hawaii before moving on to his communist handlers in Chicago. We know he has used five different alias. When was the last time these united States of America had a president who uses aliases? To my knowledge of all the research done, there is no paperwork filed with any court in this country to change his name from Barry Soetoro (which he used at Occidental College and everyone knew him by) to Barack Hussein Obama.

    The fraud in the White House is a major national security threat; his priority for five years has been protecting radical Muslims. There's no question in my mind Barry would never be able to pass an FBI background check as I had to do in order to get secret clearance when I worked for DoD. The fact is there is no verification whatsoever Barry was ever checked out by the FBI. A fake, a fraud playing Commander-in-Chief while the gutless bandits in the U.S. Congress turn a blind eye.

    The American people have suffered greatly under the putative president and it will continue until Soetoro is removed from the White House. As a private citizen he can and must be indicted by a federal grand jury for his crimes. In the meantime, the damn fools on the Hill continue wailing about Soetoro refusing to negotiate, blaming the impostor who they, with their silence and cowardice, have kept "in office".

    As they say, pay back is a bi*ch.

  30. I agree with Senator Reid – Obamacare will be a blessing for Democrats because it will eliminate the Democratic Party majority, thus sparing them from anymore bone headed "policy decisions" driven by the out of touch Corporatist in the White House.

  31. …or they're getting Medicaid…. which they'll "enjoy" until they actually need to use it.

    I'm waiting for the revelation to sink in that people who are forced on Medicaid get their houses and property subject to Liens or Confiscation for actually using it. Wait until THAT becomes common knowledge.

    Phil Gramm said something about "hunting Democrats in the swamps with Dogs". Yeap, maybe….

  32. notice how he signed up for the lowest coverage plan. He is tight as hell with his own money but like a Friday night swinger with other peoples tax dollars!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. I was talking with a friend who had consulted with his insurance lady to ascertain what would be the best health care policy for him and his family. His insurance lady lives in Grosse Pointe, MI , a place known for well to do people. However, because she is close to Detroit, she also has to do business there o n behalf of her company. She told my friend that when many Detroit " clients " found out that they would actually have to PAY for Obamacare, and that it was NOT FREE, they became very upset and irate. Let's hope everyone wises up to Obamacare and the disaster that it is.

  34. 35%? Well, at least a goodly percentage of the freeloaders and scofflaws haven't yet found out that Obamacare isn't the barrel of ":free stuff" they were expecting.

  35. Facts found elsewhere: WELCOME TO THE FINE PRINT IN OBAMACARE

    ** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
    ** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
    ** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).
    ** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.
    ** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
    ** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

    HAD ENOUGH????

  36. livefree-nh says:

    If he wants to keep his medical coverage at Bethesda and Walter Reed, he can. Period.

    Oh, you thought he was talking about YOU? Your coverage? Ha.

  37. I'm just wondering how will people be able to afford new cars and Homes ?

  38. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    I'm surprised, surprised that it is that high, I don't believe it! I can't find anyone who voted for BO and no one who wants this health policy, (tax grab with 40,000 laws to implement). It has to be a misprint, or misreport of the polls. Nothing works, nothing is accomplished in the bill except a tax grab and massive losses of human rights, and more regulations than a person can comprehend!

  39. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Bugs, we have many lawmakers to replace along with the fraudulent white house! We have problems with a corruption free election system, illegal voters, multiple voters, the dead voters, the federal election commssions,the registration process, proof of legality of voters, and all the corruption, fraud, deceit in all sectors of the federal gov't! Must have been modeled after Fidel's and sodom hussiens system. Electronic voting is so so easy to rig! And believe me it is rigged big time! But we must fight on!