ObamaCare’s Bitter Medicine


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

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  1. sennacherib
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Don’t be discouraged! Best thing to do with Liberals is get after them and enjoy doing it. Here is a demonstration video of the technique!

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  2. Earl
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    After reading about FLOTUS’ fiftieth, nothing will surprise me about this presidency.
    They are gorging themselves on indulgences, on their fame, their celebrity, their pop-star friends (I’d’ve invited Victor Hanson, Niall Ferguson, Keith Richards, Mark Steyn, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies and a few more, and we’d sit around a long oaken table smoking cigars and sipping cognac and listening to great music and talk, talk, talk!)
    Funny thing is, in Australia a middle-aged couple named Barry and Michelle would likely be white, working class, living in a three-bedroom brick veneer in the vast suburbs.  They’d both work fulltime, have two or three kids, they’d enjoy a beer and a cig in the backyard on Frinite, watch sport on the teev, read tabloid news and have a 30 year old V8 muscle car in the garage that Barry works on with his mates on the weekend.
    Just the kind of folks who get up every morning and help keep the gears of society ticking over.

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  3. Michael Kennedy
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    The numbers of “uninsured” has always been suspect. I have practiced surgery since 1967 and remember when Medicare and Medicaid passed when I was a medical student. One feature of Medicaid (MediCal in California) was that it would not pay for care in a public hospital where residents and interns were providing the care. I remember patients coming to see us in County Hospital clinics for second opinions because they trusted us, and then going to third rate hospitals to have surgery because they could have a semi-private room.
    Medicaid destroyed a pretty good system of care for the poor. Then we had the spectacle of building a hospital for the black residents of Los Angeles called Martin Luther King Medical Center. The result was the hiving off of the black residents of Los Angeles to the new hospital and a series of scandals.
    Medicaid was always political and Obamacare is the same. Anyone who thinks the Democrats (or the Republicans for that matter) could run an old fashioned Soviet style national health service is delusional. Even the Swedes have figured this out.

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    • Barry
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      Your comments are  illuminating but I believe simply delve with more authority into my central theme. It is all, in the United States, an unusual game of political musical chairs, and the few politicians who speak out are labeled by the Wolf Blitzer’s of this world, and there are quite a few , as controversial. Regular people, white and black, need a new kind of leadership. The revolution that MLK brought was, I believe just, but now…a more universal approach is required. Not about income equality or this stupid 1% nonsense, but a Martin Luther King/Georg Washington for our time and the rest of us. I do not believe.

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    • Barry
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

      Michael, you could not convince the Canadian electorate, despite the proof they experience on a regular basis, that the Swedish problem is theirs. Or, if you can, collecting more tax dollars would be the approach approved by the public and political elite. I believe the Harper government would like to improve our medical system, but don’t dare if they want to continue in office. The people are the problem.

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  4. Posted January 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Ah, but I do blame Republican “obstructionists”…..  They have obstructed my understanding of Obamacare from Day One.
    I am a fairly well read; a fairly close follower of matters political.  And, all through the build up of Obamacare and the lies being told – I never once heard that the Republicans made a serious campaign to refute the “selling point” of this abomination by slamming home the Big Lie of the “40 million.”
    And, you know, that’s just wrong.  Why didn’t they?  The facts were apparently present for all to see – all of those who passionately opposed Obamacare, anyway.
    All of the professional politicians; pundits; journalists; bloggers; commentators; talk show hosts and everyone else who had a serious ax to grind with Obamacare apparently could have uncovered the exact facts behind the lie of the “40 million” with very little effort.
    Now, I am a bit of a fatalist in that I believe in hashgacha protis, Divine Providence wherein G-d does, indeed, control the world.  Therefore, I would have to attribute Republican blindness and inaction to G-d.
    However, for the 99.9% of the rest of humanity, and y’all, how do you explain this abysmal failure on the part of our Republican leaders?  Frankly, I don’t get it.

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    • Barry
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Quite a question. No clear answer, but the Republicans are similar, simply “progressing” at a slower rate.

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    • sennacherib
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

      The establishment Republicans who had what they thought was a working relationship with the Dems had not noticed the years long movement of the Dem party incrementally to the far left and the disappearance  of the “moderate” Dems at the same time. So when the 2008 election was over their political world view vanished in a blink of an eye and they’re having a hard time grasping this fact. In a sense they are going through the motions of living in a world that they are really no part of anymore.

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      • Posted January 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

        Unfortunately, I am admonishing the entire involved Right Wing Conservative world who earn their livelihood promoting Conservative values.  Even the Tea Party; the Libertarians; and the Far Right Wingnuts did not get this one right.   In 20/20 hindsight, the information was simple and easy to prove.  
        What happened?  I don’t know.

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        • Barry
          Posted January 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

          There were plenty of people objecting. They did not get every detail right but the idea was on target. They were treated by the mainstream media and by the liberal electorate with brutality and contempt. Remind yourself of Ted Cruz’s last stand.

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          • sennacherib
            Posted January 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

            I don’t think it’s a last stand so much as an opening shot.
            I kind of agree with you on the apparent lack of public resistance to Ocare, but I think it maybe the calm before a terrific storm.

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            • Barry
              Posted January 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

              I am rooting for you to be right, but I am discouraged. Most, not all, of the educated people I know, are either somewhat sympathetic to the Obama Administration, or embrace it wholeheartedly. And cannot wait for Hillary. Boo!

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  5. Barry
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    This is how the world ends. Not with a whimper, or a bang, but via electoral increments. and just wait until that fat pig Hillary Clinton becomes our der leader. She is radical and capable.  A perfect combination.

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    • Barry
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Correction: Punctuation and spelling error. The ‘A’ in ‘and’ should be capitalized and ‘der’ should have the letter ‘a’ in the  appropriate spot.

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