And there is plenty of it.
There's been so much media attention on the government shutdown and the technical "glitches" with healthcare.gov, that there has been only anecdotal coverage of the real pain caused by the determined implementation of ObamaCare on real people and businesses.
In fact, the administration appears to be in total denial of the collateral damage caused by the disastrous implementation of a badly flawed law. It’s a disaster because a lot of people are going to be caught in the middle of the implosion of our health care system.
Even though most of the damage is on the 15 percent of the people who had no health insurance coverage, millions of people are already receiving notices from their insurance companies of increased rates, increased co-pays, or even worse, cancellation notices.
Because Medicare reimbursements were also changed due to ObamaCare, some Medicare patients are losing their doctors, as well as coverage for some medications.
One panicky-sounding business owner called my radio show wanting to know how ObamaCare would affect him and his 175 employees, who he currently does not cover with health insurance. When I explained to him he would be fined for each employee as of January 1, 2014, he said his American dream has just turned into an American nightmare. I told him that's what the political standoff in Washington, D.C. was all about.
One caller said she had found out that she does not qualify for Medicaid and could not afford to buy the minimum health insurance package required by ObamaCare. When she asked me what was she supposed to do, I had to say I do not know and I don't think anyone knows at this point including the president or his administration.
Another caller said he was trying to do whatever he could to comply, including reducing workers' hours, but he still was not sure it would be enough to stay in business. And he asked, what happens if he has to shut down and then the administration changes the rules to be more sensible. He would have to start over if he had anything remaining after ObamaCare had shut him down in the first place.
For every one of these ObamaCare distress calls there are hundreds of thousands of people who will discover similar situations as the ObamaCare train wreck continues. They will get caught in the whirlwind of ObamaCare costs, complexity and uncertainty.
In war this is called collateral damage, and sometimes necessary losses. In business, lives are destroyed unnecessarily.
Who's counting? No one.
Who cares? Not the Democrats, as I presented evidence of in a commentary here just last week.
The ones who care are the victims of the ObamaCare meltdown, and the few brave fighters who are speaking out against the Washington establishment and Washington's establishment media.