This week saw the totally unsurprising revelation that around 100,000 Americans may (or likely may not) have obtained insurance through Obamacare, but over 5,000,000 Americans have already lost the insurance the president swore up, down, and sideways that they could keep.
Which is why yesterday, Barack Obama announced that with no legal authority whatsoever, he's telling evil, "bad apple" insurance companies to renew the rotten, substandard, cancelled, and (oh yeah!) currently illegal policies that they used to sell. Mind you, the president isn't making those policies legal again - he's simply issuing an executive directive for the Department of Justice not to prosecute those insurers who break the law.
If that seems confusing, just try imagining that the despicable, profit-mongering insurance companies are now receiving the same treatment as illegal aliens - lovingly embraced by the Obama administration and gifted with a "get out of jail free" card.
This move throws the already screwed up health insurance industry into total chaos. Prices are expected to rise for anyone unfortunate enough to actually have insurance, insurance companies will need to renegotiate complicated deals with hospitals and provider networks, and confused consumers who couldn't (and can't) navigate Healthcare.gov will now be trying to strike deals with insurance companies who may no longer even do business in their state.
But the damage isn't limited to the healthcare or insurance industries. The "Obamacare uncertainty" which has bedeviled the economy and suppressed hiring has turned into absolute certainty that the idiots behind the Affraudable Care Act, from Obama on down, are lawless liars who couldn't find their own asses with both hands and a GPS unit.
Or, for that matter, with a "free" Obamacare colonoscopy.