One is reminded of the old joke: First prize is a week in Philadelphia. Second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia.
The Blaze’s Kaitlyn Schallhorn notes that during his weekly address, Barack Obama promised (threatened?) to “come visit the city that enrolls the highest percentage of folks who aren’t covered right now” by Obamacare.
Where to begin? First, there’s the reality vs. the administration’s enduring rose-colored myth of the Affordable Care Act. By any realistic measure, the program has been an abysmal failure. The New York Times, hardly part of the vast right-wing conspiracy out to bring Obama down, wrote recently of the “cascading failures” of Obamacare co-ops, which are imploding around the country. The low-cost policies the president has boasted about have been shown, moreover, to be all sizzle and no steak. In May, CNN glumly reported that an estimated 71% of newly insured low-income Americans were covered through Medicaid-based policies but that 55% of doctorsrefuse to see new Medicaid patients — a rate between 8 to 10 times the percentage that refuse new private insurance patients.
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