The Utopian Chaos of ObamaCare


The Wall Street Journal pointed out in this editorial that ObamaCare was

dismantling the individual insurance market, as its architects intended from the start … this month’s mass cancellation wave has been the President’s political goal since 2008. Liberals believe they must destroy the market in order to save it.

Conservatives should not, and must not, focus on the broken Obamacare website. The federal government will just keep throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem, and sooner or later, it will function.

The website is only a symptom of the chaos Obama and the Democrats have deliberately sown.

Obama and the Democrats are perfect post-modernists: they believe that truth is relative. They believe that words can mean whatever they want them to mean. So Obama, a serial liar, is actually telling deeper truths that we, the great unwashed, are too stupid to comprehend.

The other night, several distinguished physicians — Democrats and Republicans — from my community met with Karen Bass (D), who represents California’s 37th District. These physicians, who are deeply concerned about ObamaCare, wanted to have a conversation about the ramifications of the 11 million words of regulations that make up this law.

Bass spent the first ten minutes of the meeting blaming Republicans for the broken ObamaCare website and the miserable failure of the roll-out. She added that the millions of cancelled policies were, naturally, the fault of the insurance companies.

As a true post-modernist, Bass refuses to take responsibility for the chaos her party has inflicted on America.

When asked by one of the physicians if she favors a single-payer system, Bass said, “Yes.”

Can she point to countries that are successful models for a single-payer system? Bass answered: “Canada, England, and Cuba.”

Bass lives in a standard utopian dream world.

Waiting times in Canada for treatment are frequently long. When our son, Ariel, zt”l, was ill with cancer, my wife Karen and I met dozens, if not hundreds, of Canadians who came to America for cancer treatments because, they told us, they would die before receiving proper medical attention in Canada.

In Great Britain, patients are dying in hospital hallways. Of course, Britain is going broke. All welfare states eventually collapse.

As Margaret Thatcher said: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

And let’s not forget that neither Britain or Canada are great military powers. One of the reasons these two countries can limp along with a single-payer system is because they count on America’s military might to maintain their national security.



Patients have to bring their own pillows to hospitals. Not to mention the lack of aspirin, much less proper surgical facilities.

As any reasonable person knows, Cuba is a communist prison whose citizens marinate in poverty, food shortages, and misery.

Karen Bass is the perfect Obama cheerleader. She is ignorant of basic facts, but overflowing with delusional post-modern constructs of hope and change.

Karen Bass is not an aberration in the Democrat party. She is the Democrat party.

Get used to the chaos.

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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    There is a great post by Dr Kennedy on the state of our health care system – I will have to read it 2-3 times to fully get it but it is worth reading

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Obamacare will not work, ever. It is a cargo cult project. The cargo cult folks thought if they built something that looked like the air fields the US built in WWII, the airplanes would come back. Unfortunately, “If you build it they will come” is a movie, not life.
    France actually is not an example of single payer. I have studied their system and it is based on payroll deductions. They use fee-for-service and patients and doctors have free choice. They have the highest patient satisfaction in Europe. They are having major problems with their economy and unemployment but not the health system.
    Canada has now gone back to allowing private practice and there are surgery centers being built all over.

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    • Barry
      Posted November 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

      The note about Canada presents an incorrect position. While there are some private and semi-private clinics and services, especially in Quebec, the system is single payer with some physicians charging above the provincial rate and a few others opting out. Whether in or out the public pays via taxation both directly and in directly. We enjoy $1.40 per litre of gas, or $6.00 per gallon, we have taxes on taxes, and the wait times are extensive. The quality of care is pretty good but many well to do Canadians, and some political leaders, go to the United States for treatment. Most people are either stupid and sentimental about this system or stupid and cynical about it.

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      • Barry
        Posted November 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

        By cynical or sentimental re the system and its implementation I mean that there is an almost religious embrace or violent objection to the manner in which health care is delivered instead of addressing the issues in a down to earth pragmatic, what works best approach — for physician, patients, and the tax payer.

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  3. kohana
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink
    • Barry
      Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      Stupid, pointless, destructive. Ultimately, and I don’t like this solution one bit, world wide revolution. After that, possibly even worse.

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  4. Johnny
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I watched with amazement when the largest city in America voted a Communist as mayor. Your post is a sad reminder that he has a lot of fellow travelers already in Congress.
    Megan McArdle obliterated the argument the ‘smart’ people on the left are making blaming Republicans. The political operatives in the WH can look in a mirror to see who to blame.
    If the website were working Obama would be taking victory laps extolling how great he is (at spending our money.) The system would still be failing but most people and journalists would have no clue and would be right behind Obama dancing in the streets.

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    • Barry
      Posted November 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

      Only one thing to say, Johnny. “yes,” and while we are in agreement have a look at France and the past everywhere.

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  5. sennacherib
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    “Conservatives should not, and must not, focus on the broken Obamacare website. The federal government will just keep throwing hundreds of millions at the problem and sooner or later, it will function.” Absolutely!
    As for Ocare I’ve decided to adopt  the same approach More did to the oath of supremacy as shown in “A Man for All Seasons”. Not wishing the same result of course, but I will not be a part of it and I will not explain. It’s not really much, but we all need to start standing up to be counted in some way in these times.

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  6. Larry
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Wait a minute! You’re looking at this all wrong. Of course those countries are “successful models for a single-payer system.” They have one, therefore it is successful.
    You just don’t know how to measure success.
    You must be having an Inigo Montoya moment: “I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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    • Brianna
      Posted November 8, 2013 at 6:25 am | Permalink

      Exactly.  The infamous WHO study that said Cuba had better health care than the US?  Turned out a bunch of their criteria depended on, not which system cured the most diseases, but which system redistributed the most wealth.  WHO knows how to measure success; it’s only us idiot retrogressives who think that it’s more important to actually cure peoples’ illnesses.

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  7. Barry
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    A fine piece. Meanwhile, it appears Yasser Arafat was poisoned — which shows clearly that someone may have been thinking.

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