ObamaCare is imploding.
The ostensible reason for this Soviet style central plan was because, said President Obama: “I’m not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time.”
The so-called 40 million uninsured was a fantasy number designed to enhance the notion that America was in the grip of a health care crisis. That’s how the Democrats operate. They declare a crisis, then ram through byzantine government regulations. The intervention inevitably creates a true crisis. And then the Democrats blame Republicans obstructionists who deviously derailed the promised utopia.
Of course, the Democrats then demand even more control, ever higher taxes, and endless, incomprehensible regulations in order to fix what they have destroyed.
The ghastly cycle repeats itself until the public is numb with shock, pliable as prisoners in a gulag.
The Democrats are at it again with a manufactured crisis of so-called income inequality. This is classic Marxist class warfare dressed up in egalitarian liberal-speak.
Under ObamaCare, there will still be millions of uninsured: the young and healthy, those who choose to live off the grid, the stupid, the clueless, and of course, illegal immigrants. In the meantime, millions upon millions of Americans are being forced into government health care prisons that offer second-rate coverage for sky-high prices with physicians and hospitals not of their own choosing.
How should the GOP respond to the national disaster that is the sole creation of Obama and the Democrat party?
David M. McIntosh, J. Kenneth Blackwell and Kenneth A. Klukowski offer a coherent response in today’s Investors Business Daily.
Everyday Americans will now experience the unfolding and worsening train wreck called ObamaCare, now that its major provisions became operative on Jan. 1.
If Republicans are complicit in this big-government quagmire, then some form of federally run health care will become permanent. If they resist the siren song of entitlements, then in three years the GOP may be able to replace ObamaCare with free-market reforms that will vastly improve America’s excellent health care system.
The twin objectives of ObamaCare, as stated in the Affordable Care Act’s text, are to provide near-universal health care coverage while reducing costs. ObamaCare will manifestly fail on both counts, as costs increase for millions of Americans, and the number of uninsured rises sharply from 47 million (including illegal immigrants, who are exempt from ObamaCare’s mandates).
President Obama promised that Americans would save an average of $2,500 per year, that the rolls of the uninsured would drop by 30 million (presumably leaving only 17 million uninsured) and that those who enjoy their current coverage can keep it. “Period.”
Most Americans are hearing stories of skyrocketing costs and even a left-leaning outlet labeled the president’s promise that you can keep your coverage — “period” — as “the lie of the year.”
But ObamaCare is even worse than that.
Read more at Investor’s Business Daily