×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 9592

Friday, 15 November 2013 08:59
Fumbling of the Healthcare Reform ball: Obama and who else?
 

football-fumbleWho fumbled the healthcare reform ball?

With football jargon now being used to describe the failure of government, the issue becomes who dropped the pigskin and who's now going to pick it up and move down the field?

 

President Obama used the fumble metaphor on a number of occasions during his press conference Thursday in which he reversed fields on the insurance termination issues. 

Yet, hardly anyone is pleased with the Affordable Care Act drafting, obsessions and the roll-out--which robably is a royal understatement.  Both political parties are blaming one another and solutions are hard to find.

Website does not work,  President Obama has had to apologize numerous occasions.  His reputation is possibly forever tarnished and now to possibly save face and save whatever hope exists that his major reform could still survive, he changed his mind on the healthcare insurance termination question. Yesterday he announced  his solution--Americans  can keep their existing policies—for one more year.

In part 2 of the Bayoubuzz discussion about these issues, attorneys Jim Brown, Lawrence Chehardy and Stephen Sabludowsky, in a Google Hangout, discussed what appears to be the political realities that caused the insurance and healthcare debacle—Washington DC is dysfunctional and that in many ways, Obamacare and healthcare reform has been grossly mishandled, by many. 

How did the country get into the slop?

Chehardy said there was not enough input into the decisions and that both Republicans and Democrats shoulder the blame.

Brown said that the acts of governmental and political negligence is spread in the state houses such as the Louisiana legislature.  He said he is serious supporting the movement of getting rid of all those involved, even those who opposed the legislation but failed to ask the right questions.

Sabludowsky asked where do we go from here, and puts some blame upon the insurance industry for not stepping up to the plate years ago to provide consumer protections such as insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions and caps on patient’s medical costs.  Sabludowsky said the industry’s reluctance to provide these protections has created this compromise legislation.  

Watch Part 2 of the Google Hangout in the video below:

Part I: Obama extends insurance policies: A Louisiana & US woes are us Hangout

 

Media Sources

BayoubuzzSteve

Website: www.bayoubuzz.com
Login to post comments
  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

Read More

560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

Read More

penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

Read More

bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1