Harvard’s coddled faculty outraged over ObamaCare; White House struggles to respond

President Obama’s alma mater doesn’t like Obamacare much.

Harvard University’s coddled faculty is in a coddled uproar over changes to their health care plan that will require them to pay more for the university to comply with Obamacare requirements, the New York Times reported.

The faculty voted in November to reject the increases, but it was too late to change anything, The Times reported.

In a statement in Harvard’s health care enrollment guide, the university said it “must respond to the national trend of rising health care costs, including some driven by health care reform,” according to The Times.

And wouldn’t you know it, the overwhelmingly liberal Harvard faculty all the sudden realizes “health care reform” means them, too. It’s not just the great unwashed.

In an afternoon briefing Tuesday, Ed Henry asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest if it was “hypocritical” for the professors who said Obamacare was a “great deal for America,” to now be up in arms that they have to pay more?

Earnest stuttered through a feeble attempt to answer before jumping into White House talking points.

But Henry had hit the nail on the head in his question to Earnest.

“Now they have to pay more, it’s awful,” he said.

The Times story made that point over and over again.

“Harvard is a microcosm of what’s happening in health care in the country,” David M. Cutler, a Harvard health economist who was an adviser to Obama’s 2008 campaign, told The Times.

If by that he means higher costs, fewer choices and more top-down dictates from the federal government in Washington, he has a point.

But the big difference is most of the country – including more than half the states that have refused to set up their own health insurance exchanges – did not want this abomination shoved down its throat.

The dons of Harvard, though, virtually unanimous in their Democrat allegiance, are a different story.

The best quote in the article comes from a Harvard professor of sociology (the most intellectually dishonest, ideologically driven and ultimately dangerous of all the “social sciences”). She simply doesn’t understand what’s happening – or claims as much to The Times.

“It seems that Harvard is trying to save money by shifting costs to sick people,” Mary C. Waters told the paper. “I don’t understand why a university with Harvard’s incredible resources would do this. What is the crisis?”

A lot of Americans were asking that five years ago, and as Obamacare’s damage spreads, even more are asking it now.

But in Cambridge, Mass.?


Harvard helped give America Obama. Harvard helped give America Obamacare.

Don’t like it? Join the club, jerks.


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