To recap, taxpayers lost. Coloradans who can no longer even afford insurance must continue to subsidize Obamacare to folks in other states without failing exchanges like our own, at a whopping price tag of $900 billion over the next decade.
In addition to our tax dollars funding this mess, we also have to pay for outrageous premiums that continue to increase. Or, as noted by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, tens of thousands of Coloradans watched helplessly as their insurance policies were cancelled.
“Today’s decision bails out the careless, reckless authors of a law that has done real damage to our healthcare system,” Gardner said.
Coffman nailed it in a simple tweet: “Obamacare is a disaster …” U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn added that the Supreme Court “twisted itself into a legal pretzel in order to uphold Obamacare.”
Democrats tried to break through that dose of reality with their own brand of fairy-dusted logic.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colorado’s invisible congressman who rarely has anything to say about anything, declared that Obamacare “has provided certainty for millions of people.”
Certainty that our insurance sucks, would be more accurate.
According to the Denver Post, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet “called on both parties to work together to make the system work better for middle-class families.”
Does he mean like before Obamacare existed, when it worked better then? When we still had the doctors Bennet promised we could keep when he voted for this catastrophe?
Sounds to us like an admission of guilt, one that was echoed by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette who declared “Congress should work together to make health care better from here.”
God knows it can’t get much worse.
Finally, there was U.S. Rep. Jared Polis with the hilarious accolade that the ruling was a huge victory for anyone who values affordable health care.
We’re guessing he means for our pets. Has anyone else noticed we no longer complain about the high cost of veterinarian bills?