The evidence continues to mount that much of what critics found wrong with ObamaCare was spot on while the administration either lied or failed spectacularly in gleaning the unintended consequences that would result from its passage.
Michael Tanner writing in the New York Post:
Does President Obama have any idea what's in his own health-care reform law?
Since he signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a bit more than 100 days ago, the president has given a number of speeches and interviews in which he continues to say things that, well, just aren't so. Just last Friday, he told MSNBC's Chuck Todd that the law "not only makes sure everybody has access to coverage but is reducing costs."
Wrong on both counts.
The bill doesn't come close to giving "everybody" access to coverage. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 10 years from now there will still be at least 21 million uninsured Americans. That's an improvement over today, but it's a far cry from the universal coverage that Obama once promised.
And nearly half of the newly covered aren't getting access to true health insurance but are being added to the Medicaid program, with all of its attendant problems of access and quality.
Indeed, access to health care may be about to get harder. The RAND Corporation reports that the new law may result in severe overcrowding and longer waits in emergency rooms.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services warn that some of the mandated cuts in Medicare could result in the closing of up to 15 percent of US hospitals.
Higher costs, longer wait times, inferior care - every nightmare scenario envisioned by Obamacare critics is coming true. But Obama won't care; he will either be out of office or on his way out the door in 2014 when the bulk of his monstrosity becomes active.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky