Yeah, I’ve written about this before. The basic premise is that the Democrats knew well ahead of the passage of the “Affordable Care Act” (don’t you love how they name bills that are totally opposite of what they turn out to be?), they figured Obamacare would die on the vine and the government couldn’t let those millions of poor people suffer, so they’d swoop in and save them “with a public option” (read that as socialized medicine…single payer). And that appears to be exactly what’s happening.
Obamacare is in a world of hurt right now. The state of Wyoming has one insurer for the entire state. That’s a take it or leave it proposition. And others are soon going to follow. The problem is the insurance companies are losing billions because of the arcane and insane rules of this law. Now, I’ve said before, and for my liberal friends, I’ll say again, there are precisely two good things that came out of Obamacare. First is the doing away with “pre-existing conditions” which was always stupid, and the second was, because Obamacare forced many employers to do away with a LOT of workers so they could fall under the minimum workforce necessary to qualify for Obamacare, those 26 and under who lost their jobs and had to move back home with mom and dad would still qualify under their plan. Other than that? It’s been a total waste of a trillion dollars, all to cover two million people who didn’t have healthcare before this whole thing started.
So, the Dems are all up in arms about having a public option added to Obamacare. They say it will spur competition, and lower costs. What spurs competition is a competitive industry. Obamacare takes that away. It’s impossible to make a profit for these companies offering insurance, so please somebody explain to me how they are going to be making more of a profit if the costs of insurance come down? Somehow that seems, well, so Nancy Pelosi to me!
And when it comes right down to making these changes, you’re going to find that the Congress is going to have something to say about this. And it appears that the GOP will at least be holding on to the House, and the latest numbers I saw show they’ll be holding the Senate as well. That means that even with a Clinton win, she will have to get single payer coverage through a Republican Congress. Somehow I don’t think the Republicans are that stupid. No, I think the best option for Obamacare at this point is to repeal it and maybe start again. But I still contend that for the two million that it really helps, they ought to just buy those folks a policy for life. It would be a lot cheaper, and those folks would actually get medical care, not just insurance.
It’s just another Democrat ploy to gain more control of your life and more control of the money. And by the way…after seeing how well the US government runs healthcare by watching the Veterans Administration debacle, do you REALLY want to get your healthcare from Uncle Sam? Me neither!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!