The Traditional Mainstream Media Is Waking Up To Obamacare's Defects
Posted Apr 11 2013 9:23am
Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
Klein is TIME's political columnist and author of six books, most recently “Politics
Lost.” His weekly TIME column, "In the Arena," covers national
and international affairs. In 2004 he won the National Headliner Award for best
is a Democrat and a big supporter of President Obama.
Klein is a major liberal leaning reporter within the traditional mainstream media.
His last two articles in TIME magazine are finally starting to show
understanding of the problem with Obamacare. Here are some of these articles
more important statements.
A hidden story is the administration does not have the funding
to pay the states for the health insurance exchanges for three years.
This is one of the reasons President Obama is again demanding
the ability to raise taxes in a budget agreement. Republicans are saying he has
received his tax increases January 1, 2013.
“No doubt, small-business owners will be skeptical of the Obama
Administration’s belief in the efficacy of the market system to produce lower
prices through competition. That was supposed to be the point of this plan.”
We have been told that the VA had an excellent electronic health
record. The VA advertises that every physician can download it and use it free.
I downloaded it.
The VA EHR is very difficult to use.
Joe Klein had sharp
criticism for the “Head Start Program”,
"There have been the
oblique and belated efforts to reform Head Start, a $7 billion program that a
study conducted by its own bureaucracy — the Department of Health and Human
Services — has found nearly worthless."
list of Obama administration failures is indeed endless. It is the work of a
community organizer trying to run a big business.
It barely scratches the surface of what needs to be done—there is no creative
destruction in government, regulations pile up on top of each other like silt,
generation after generation.”
next statements confirm Joe Klein’s liberal leanings.
“One thing is clear:
Obamacare will fail if he doesn’t start paying more attention to the details of
“But, as a Democrat — as
someone who believes in activist government — he has a vested interest in
seeing that federal programs actually work efficiently. I don’t see much
evidence that this is anywhere near the top of his priorities.”
“And, in a larger sense,
the notion of activist government will be in peril — “