Hilarious: New Jersey's middle finger to Obamacare

The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on  this argument. From John Fund at NRO:

I live in New Jersey, where Internet gambling has just been legalized. Each of Atlantic City's twelve casinos can operate up to five gambling websites so long as they screen out customers from out of state. Peggy Holloway, senior credit officer for Moody's Investors Service, says the new sites will "appeal to a younger, more Internet-savvy demographic that might lack the discretionary budget to travel to one of Atlantic City's 12 casinos." And indeed, fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey's gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping.

Dr. Jeff Singer, a surgeon and scholar at the Cato Institute, told Fox News that the gambling boom shows "younger and healthier people are making the decision - rightly or wrongly - that they are getting a better value by using some of their money, for example, in a gambling site than they are for buying health insurance which is covering things that they don't need."

You know President Obama's infomercials for his health-care plan are flopping when they are tuned out in favor of the Internet-gambling barkers of Atlantic City. 

Maybe the Democrats should start highlighting the risks of identity fraud in the unprotected Obamacare websites where security was an afterthought. For those thrill-seekers out there, the suspense of waiting for the Russian mob to empty their bank accounts might provide a bit of adrenalin rush.

Of course, the problem with this approach is that with Obamacare there is no upside.

 

The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on  this argument. From John Fund at NRO:

I live in New Jersey, where Internet gambling has just been legalized. Each of Atlantic City's twelve casinos can operate up to five gambling websites so long as they screen out customers from out of state. Peggy Holloway, senior credit officer for Moody's Investors Service, says the new sites will "appeal to a younger, more Internet-savvy demographic that might lack the discretionary budget to travel to one of Atlantic City's 12 casinos." And indeed, fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey's gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping.

Dr. Jeff Singer, a surgeon and scholar at the Cato Institute, told Fox News that the gambling boom shows "younger and healthier people are making the decision - rightly or wrongly - that they are getting a better value by using some of their money, for example, in a gambling site than they are for buying health insurance which is covering things that they don't need."

You know President Obama's infomercials for his health-care plan are flopping when they are tuned out in favor of the Internet-gambling barkers of Atlantic City. 

Maybe the Democrats should start highlighting the risks of identity fraud in the unprotected Obamacare websites where security was an afterthought. For those thrill-seekers out there, the suspense of waiting for the Russian mob to empty their bank accounts might provide a bit of adrenalin rush.

Of course, the problem with this approach is that with Obamacare there is no upside.

 

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