If you didn’t think the Obama Administration was out of touch with the people before today, you are about to be convinced. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius appeared on the Daily Show last night Jon Stewart on Monday night.
Stewart was all over Sebelius especially on the unfairness of businesses getting a one-year delay on Obamacare while the individual voters get nothing. After Stewart pressed Sebelius several attempts for an answer about the unfairness of the dely, Sebelius said individuals could delay Obamacare for a year — by paying the penalty.
Ah Yes…let them buy cake, an arrogant program for an arrogant administration.
Transcript and video below:
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JON STEWART: So this is what some would consider the first mall that’s been created [for purchasing health care insurance].
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: You bet. The first — new rules for companies.
STEWART: So why is it that individuals, though, couldn’t say that they didn’t want to do it just for a year, like business?
SEBELIUS: Well, they can.
STEWART: Oh, they —
SEBELIUS: They’d pay a fine. They’d pay a fine at the end of the year, but they don’t have to — I mean, they can say I didn’t want to do it. The theory is they can’t pick and choose if they’re going to get hit by a bus or diagnosed with a illness. For a lot of young folks, there is one fall on the basketball court, one auto accident from a lifetime of hospital bills they can’t pay.