On the early flight to the Twin Cities for an event with Dennis Prager and Michelle Bachman tomorrow evening. (And perhaps I can sneak out to catch an extra inning walk off by one of the best men in sports, Jim Thome.)
Here’s the new Townhall.com column. The Obamacare rollout is proving a disaster for Americans who were guaranteed they could keep their policies and their doctors.
That’s at least 862,000 broken promises thus far (just counting the Principal Group’s and Harvard Pilgrim’s announced changes.)
How many of those people, and their families and friends, are going to trust the president or the Congress to keep their word on anything?
UPDATE: This morning’s New York Times carries a report on the growing demand for waivers from the onerous provisions of Obamacare. The Congress truly did not know what it was doing, and now an arbitrary winner/loser system will settle in, further damaging confidence in insuranc emarkets and in the overall fairness of the plan. This is Chicago-style “reform” that works on the basis of who you know in the massive health care bureaucracy, and it needs to be repealed.
As for the political impact, Congressional Democrats are all but raising the white flag on a number of districts in which their incumbants are drowning in voter anger, while the GOP keeps spreading the map:
According to an NRCC source informed with a effort, a new total target [list includes] 5 Democrats whose districts, until recently, were suspected to be out of strech this year: Reps. Tim Walz of Minnesota, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Phil Hare of Illinois, Zack Space of Ohio and John Salazar of Colorado.