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Obamacare: Over half of the mandated deadlines have not been met

November 3, 2011

  According to this article the Obama regime has failed to meet more than half of the deadlines implemented under Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation:

The Obama administration has failed to meet more than half of the new health care law’s deadlines, from submitting plans for new, value-based Medicare purchasing programs to publishing criteria for determining the medically underserved.

A report requested by Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, indicates that the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies missed 18 of 30 deadlines since the Affordable Care Act was passed in March 2010.

   Here are a couple of the deadlines which were not met:

In one instance, a National Healthcare Workforce Commission created by the law was appointed but has not been funded and has not submitted two reports that were due on April 1 and Oct. 1.

In another example, the comptroller general didn’t submit to Congress a report on seniors’ access to vaccines that was due on June 1.

  Couple this with the news that the Obama regime was forced to scrap the long term care provision of the healthcare law because of a lack of funding–even though Democrats argued on the floor that the mandate was fully funded for the next 75 years–and it looks as if Obamacare might be unraveling even before the Supreme Court hears a challenge of the law’s constitutionality.

  This is one of the questions that was asked by many opponents of the healthcare law before the law was passed; how can creating giant government bureaucracies  possibly help to streamline the healthcare system and bring down the prices, and now we are seeing it can’t. And we are also seeing that the government cannot afford to implement the legislation–nobody saw that coming, right?

  Nancy Pelosi once famously stated that the Congress had to pass the bill so that they could see what was in it. This was backwards thinking to say the least; all Congressmen should know what is in a bill BEFORE they vote on it, not the other way around, and now we are beginning to see the effects of this backwards thinking.

  This is what happens when you pass a 2,000 page bill that nobody read or understood, and this is just the beginning, it isn’t going to get any better–this is as good as this bill gets and it has hardly been implemented yet. As healthcare costs continue to rise despite the healthcare law, and as the government struggles to get the new entitlement off the ground, it is becoming more and more evident that the law has done nothing to ameliorate the “crisis” and in fact has deepened it.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2011 8:27 pm

    Obamacare unraveling is music to my ears. I hope it continues to do so. Pelosi is a backwards kinda person.


  2. bunkerville permalink
    November 3, 2011 8:43 pm

    Nice to see some really good news :)) . Bye Bye Obamacare… Obama as well.


  3. November 3, 2011 8:44 pm

    The fools that wrote it don’t even know what is in it. This is the worse joke ever perpetrated on the American people. Well, maybe after Obama’s hope and change.


  4. Lou222 permalink
    November 3, 2011 9:53 pm

    I guess I am skeptical on this one. I think it has roots that are already in place and i don’t think it will ever all be removed, even if we try. There are so many new departments that have been started up, I just think it is here to stay. We may be able to water it down some, but it will never totally be gone. Pass it to see what is in it,,,,what was Congress thinking????


    • November 4, 2011 6:28 am

      You could be right Lou, once this is in place it will be very hard if not impossible to repeal. It will have to be done one piece at a time, so if some of these portions of the bill don’t get implemented it will be one less portion that needs to be repealed.


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