Today's Journal Gazette editorial tut-tut's "the president's foes" in states like Indiana who have tried to undercut Obamacare at every turn, and states like Kentuck, where wise and wonderful leaders have warmly embraced the Affordable Care Act. While acknowledging that the plan's debut has been rocky for all (and reluctantly adminitting that :much of the panic and confusion can be laid at the Obama administration's doorstep), the paper says things are much elss rocky in Kentucky that in Indiana:
Early results are promising. The Wall Street Journal singled out Kentucky’s site, kynect.com, as a success story. On Oct. 1, the first day of the national signup program, Kentucky’s site had 600,000 page views. In October, 5,586 Kentuckians chose an insurance program under the plan and 28,000 were deemed eligible for Medicaid.
I dunno, just look at those numbers. Five times as many signed up for Medicaid, who will be taking money out, as signed up for an insurance program to pay money in. From the stories I've seen, it's that way everywhere. All the "successes" will do is make the federal debt even bigger and hasten the day when Medicaid collapses from its own weight. And since Medicaid enrollees skew old and since young, healthy people just aren't buying into the program, Obamacare will soon be in that infamous death spiral, if it isn't already. Yeah, way to go, Kentucky.