Phil Murphy resurrects the Obamacare Individual Mandate for New Jersey

When I restarted this blog I didn’t intend for it to be All Phil Murphy All The Time. But sheesh, the guy is a one man wrecking crew, hell-bent on ruining life in the Garden State, and he just doesn’t stop, or come up for air.

His latest assault on our freedom? Imposing his own version of the Obamacare Individual Mandate on New Jersey, as in the mandate that was just repealed by Congress is back in force here as if it never left. BOHICA!

And you gotta love the, uh, “objective journalism” at the Newark Star-Ledger where the headline reads “Phil Murphy signs law protecting Obamacare from Trump with N.J. mandate to have health insurance.”

“Protecting Obamacare from Trump?” No bias there!

Oh, but it’s for the good of our state dontcha know, otherwise young and healthy people won’t buy insurance they don’t need. Because the privilege of paying some other guy’s medical bills is why I get up and go to work in the morning, how about you?

But you’ve heard all these arguments before. The Individual Mandate is wildly unpopular, which is why it had to be imposed by judicial fiat in the first place. Socialism — ideas so good they have to be compulsory! And Phil Murphy is determined to impose socialism in every corner of New Jersey. Except his. He already made his millions. Now he’s out to ensure the rest of us won’t get the chance.

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Now that winter is finally over, it’s Obamacare Rate Hike Season

April showers bring May flowers. And May flowers bring … Obamacare rate hikes!

Maryland Obamacare insurers CareFirst, BlueCross, and BlueShield plan to raise rates for an HMO plan on the law’s exchanges by 18 percent, and 91 percent for an extended network, or PPO, plan.

Yikes. Ninety One Percent. Dude, go all out and make it an even 100, the math is easier.

A few days ago Virginia’s insurers also announced double-digit rate increases. Because Virginia is for broke lovers.

Remember when we were all gonna save $2500 per year? Yeah, that’s not funny anymore.

Obamacare is a disaster. President Trump, please make it go away.