This test vote is pretty glaring: “The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to repeal ObamaCare’s “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health plans, a rare area of bipartisan agreement around the healthcare law.” By overwhelmingly the Hill means… well, overwhelmingly: 90-10, to be precise. It’s an amendment to the Senate bill repealing Obamacare, which means that it’s probably not going to actually take place just yet. After all, the general assumption is that Barack Obama will veto the repeal, and 55 Senators does not equal 67. Nonetheless; it’s a big signal that the current crop of Democrats aren’t quite as eager to die for Obamacare as the last few crops were. To quote Larry Niven: think of it as evolution in action.
Also, I love the picture that the Hill chose.
They’re getting tired of this guy, too.
This is a tough call to make: “Congressional Democrats led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are quietly working to repeal the “Cadillac tax,” a 40 percent excise on certain expensive health-insurance policies enacted as part of the so-called Affordable Care Act, which grows less affordable by the minute.” Continue reading Democrats desperately trying to quietly kill their inane ‘Cadillac tax.’
Found here. Short version: …you jackasses. Now the rest of us are stuck with this thing, too.
For added fun, read Mary Katherine Ham’s aforementioned litany aloud:
…if you have a catastrophic plan in the individual market, you’re losing the plan you may have liked for the privilege of paying more. If you had a middle-of-the-road individual market plan you liked, you’re losing that plan for the privilege of paying more often for fewer benefits. If you had a decent plan at a small employer, you’re likely to get dumped into the exchanges as mandate-heavy health care plans get too expensive for small businesses to afford. If you have a plan you like at a medium-sized employer, you’re likely to get dumped into the exchanges next year when the employer mandate kicks in, and your costs are already rising or benefits are going down. If you’re at a large employer with a very nice health insurance plan, sorry, you’re now going to have reduced benefits to avoid the “Cadillac” tax.
:pause: Continue reading Quote of the Day, Now Hear The Litany Of #Obamacare’s Failure edition.