Sen. Max Baucus, Obamacare's Biggest Advocate, Now Warns Of Disaster
Senator Max Baucus, one author of Obamacare and one of its biggest proponents, admitted in 2010 that he never read the bill. He said that reading the bill would be a waste of his time. Now, Baucus, "a key architect of the healthcare reform law," warns that implementing Obamacare will cause a huge train wreck.
Maybe if Senator Baucus had actually read the bill, he could have seen this coming earlier. Unfortunately for America, Baucus has more important things to do … like nominating his girlfriend for a U.S. attorney position!
The AP reports that Baucus, "who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law," "stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a 'train wreck' because of bumbling implementation." "'I just see a huge train wreck coming down." He went so far as to tell Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, that "The administration's public information campaign on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act deserves a failing grade." "You need to fix this," he said. Baucus also said "You and I have discussed this many times, and I don't see any results yet," meaning he has addressed the problem with Secretary Sebelius before.
Many states "have refused to cooperate in setting up the infrastructure of Obama's law." However, "the overhaul law provided that the federal government would step in and run the new markets if a state failed to do so." This provision was intended as a safety net, but now it appears as though federal control will be the rule, rather than the exception. Senator Baucus may have seen this coming … if he actually read the bill.
Other Democratic lawmakers have privately expressed the same concerns as Senator Baucus. "After the hearing, Baucus' office clarified that he still thinks the Affordable Care Act is a good law, but he questions how it is being carried out." In other words, the left is not thrilled that the public is now aware of the major flaws within Obamacare and its implementation.
This is far from the only problem with Obamacare. It also provides for less coverage for foster kids. The amount of funding needed to implement Obamacare was also severely underestimated. Senator Baucus was right (for once) when he said Obamacare is a "train wreck."
In 2001, the Onion, a satirical fake-news source, pointed out that Senator Baucus is no newcomer to terrible legislation. This article, "I'm Such A Shitty Senator," was written as though Senator Baucus was writing about himself. In it, the fake voice of the Senator bemoans the terrible legislation he has authored or co-sponsored.
The American public is left to ponder if this would be happening if Senator Baucus didn't consider reading the bill he was adamantly advocating as a waste of time. Remember to wish Senator Baucus the "best" of luck in his 2014 re-election, in which he is "endangered partly because of his role in pushing Obamacare through"!