Thursday, April 11, 2013

Obamacare, rising health care costs and possible political fallout in Minnesota.

I had an interesting conversation with a lobbyist at the Minnesota legislature.  He's been around a long time.  He thinks we're heading for a health care crisis with skyrocketing health care costs brought on to a significant degree by Obamacare which is now hitting the states through the mandated establishment of health care exchanges.  I then came across this news clip on the nervousness of democrats on the national level.

The lobbyist said it was a big mistake for democrats in Minnesota to drive Minnesota's health care exchange through the legislature without a single republican vote.  If health costs start going up and up and they invariably will, (What massive intervention in the economy by the government doesn't drive up costs.), then the electorate will be looking for someone to blame.  The prime target for voter frustration will be those in power and most directly responsible for major changes in our health care system.  In Minnesota that involves the health care exchanges.

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