June 11, 2013
Barack Obama talked about Obamacare as soon as he got in office. He and his administration begged, borrowed and stole votes to get it passed. The Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase were only two of the creative names that came from the bribery that Obama used to try and steal votes to pass Obamacare.
When the nation was debating Obamacare, Obama promised that premiums would go down and Obamacare would save money.
We are finding out almost every day that neither promise is true. If Obamacare will not save us money in the cost of medicine and will create unaffordable premiums for Americans, why aren’t the Democrats rushing to repeal Obamacare?
The IRS itself, the agency charged with enforcing Obamacare’s individual mandate, in January issued regulations where they assume the lowest cost Obamacare policy will cost the average American family $20,000 a year. According to government statistics the average American family makes a little over $63,000 a year.
Health insurance will now eat 1/3 of the average family’s income.
This only gets worse. Because employers must pay for Obamacare for employees that work over 30 hours a week, many companies are shifting people down to 29 hours a week to avoid Obamacare. Many other companies are simply going to temporary workers.
Obamacare is a disaster for employment in a nation that is enduring the Great Obama Depression.
So why don’t the Democrats want to repeal Obamacare?
The answer is very simple.
Obamacare was never the end goal.
Single Payer Healthcare has always been the goal.
In 1948, Harry Truman was the first Democrat to propose Socialist Healthcare for America. This has been one of the holy grails of the American left for decades. Most Americans do not want single payer healthcare.
They don’t want it for good reason. Before Obamacare, most Americans were happy with their health insurance plans. In order for the left to impose socialist healthcare on America, they had to first destroy the health insurance industry.
They are now doing that.
Obamacare makes health insurance prohibitively expensive, requires insurers to cover many procedures at no cost and creates an incentive for people to simply pay a fine rather than have health insurance because it is cheaper. And, as we sail through the Great Obama Depression, many Americans simply cannot afford health insurance.
Once Obamacare destroys the health insurance market and many people can only get part time jobs, the Democrats will offer the solution. As the news is filled with stories of people who cannot get medical care or who are bankrupted because they could not afford health insurance and now have catastrophic medical bills, the Democrats will offer their solution.
It will be Single Payer socialist healthcare.
Their solution will offer to lift the burden on Americans that Obamacare is bankrupting Americans. Their solution will change the rules on employers so that they do not have to cut so many employees down to part time employees.
The only problem with their solution is that it has failed every place it has been tried.
The UK’s National Health Service continues to see longer waits and in many cases will simply deny certain surgeries that are routine in America. Waits of three months or longer to see specialists are not uncommon with socialist healthcare.
In America, the free market creates efficiency and people get great medical care. Under socialist single payer healthcare, people die waiting as healthcare is rationed.
This is the healthcare Obama and his team wants to impose on America.
- Unintelligent design: Obamacare will leave 30 million uninsured (rare.us)
- How Can Obamacare Say There Will Only Be 4 Health Insurance Plans And Brag That There Will Be At Least 5 Options? (theinsurancebarn.wordpress.com)