Despite the GOP's constant parroting that Obamacare would be, or is, a "train wreck," the facts prove time and again that it's doing just fine. In Florida, as of June, 866,485 enrolled in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, and that number is predicted to reach 1.1 million next year.
By GOP standards, that's a train wreck?
Meanwhile, what has a whopping total of 30 signups, has made virtually no deals with any major insurance companies, and has cost Florida taxpayers $2.4 million so far? Why, that would be the promised success of the GOP's so-called "alternative" to Obamacare:
The Florida alternative to Obamacare has, so far, been a bust.
Nearly six months after going online, and six years after the state's GOP leaders conceived it as a "free-market" response to calls for federal health reform, Florida Health Choices has found only about 30 customers, according to its Chief Executive Officer Rose Naff.
The online buying exchange, which has received $2.4 million in taxpayer funding since 2008, has also not secured deals with any major health insurers. For now, it mostly offers memberships to discount dental and vision programs.
Florida Health Choices received $1.5 million in startup funds from the Legislature in 2008, after getting the blessing of then-state House Speaker Marco Rubio. State lawmakers allocated another $900,000 to the project last year.
Just add that $2.4 million to the taxpayer's tab that Rick Scott and the GOP have already thrown away that's funding Medicaid in other states while Floridians die without it.
This "free-market success story" of the GOP's will need 67,000 customers in the first year to cover costs, according to the CEO of Florida Health Choices, but as they're at the halfway point for that deadline, they have 30.
Not 30,000: Thirty.
Ladies and gentlemen of Florida, I believe we've located the actual train wreck.
Funny, isn't it? For all their predictions of Democratic train wrecks, when we actualy find one, Republicans and Rick Scott always seems to be the engineers?