The road to hell is paved with good intentions

One of my mother's favorite sayings was " the road to hell is paved with good intentions", and upon reflection that can describe what is now a disastrous roll-out of Obamacare.  Indeed, it's absolutely in the best interests of the nation if the medical coverage issue is addressed.  Too many people were not insured and when they got sick they ended up in emergency rooms which was very expensive.  In turn that contributed to the skyrocketing cost of health insurance for those that were insured.  Medicare is out of control and as more baby boomers go on Medicare in the years immediately ahead costs will again come under pressure. President Obama to his credit recognized the importance of health care in shaping the country's fiscal future and tried to address the problem with the ACA.  Now that's the good intentions part of the story.

The road to hell part is the current state of the ACA which to be honest is on very shaky grounds. The incompetence in getting the ACA ready for prime time is stunning.  After all the time they had to get it working, and with all that was at stake, the technical roll-out of Obamacare is an utter failure. It has likely in my opinion doomed the law.  As for Obama, his repeated assurances to Americans that no person who liked their current insurance would lose it turned out to be untrue.  Did he lie?  Probably not.  I just think he was so detached from the project that he didn't even know (or care to know) the details.  Just shouted platitudes for the masses. 

Yes, folks this is a real mess and ultimately only one person is to blame -Obama. Those of us who voted for him particularly in 2008 thought we were getting a great manager judged from the brilliant way he emerged as the standard bearer beating out Saint Hillary.  Just didn't turn out that way.  We need a hands on president not a detached and aloof snob who thinks he's the most brilliant person in the room.   Yup, good intentions with the ACA but it has hell as its ultimate destination.

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