I don’t really think it takes an incredible genius of Harvard-style proportions to know early on that Obamacare would be a HUGE fail. After all, everybody that was being honest about it (which let out all of the Democrats that voted for it, and Obama), were screaming that it couldn’t work. Well, it seems they were right. In fact, even the healthcare overhaul’s largest supporter is now admitting that the whole thing was a sham.
Barack Obama himself has said that what needs to happen with Obamacare is that it goes to a single-payer system. Gee…knock me over with a feather. Really Democrats…you need to get a new playbook! This is getting ridiculous. You’re so easy to read and understand your true goals when you do something like this.
So, here’s a guy that lied to the American public from the start (remember, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”?) and kept lying to the American public every day since about the acceptance of Obamacare, now telling us that we NEED to have a single-payer system in order to fix it. Of course, he also claimed in a speech earlier this week that there were 25 million people on Obamacare which is a blatant lie. Obamacare is going to struggle to get to 9 million enrollees this year alone, and everybody that knows anything about insurance is saying the enrollees are going to decline, not advance.
The reason is simple. The math never worked for this. The insurance companies that signed on to it bought a bill of goods that swore that they’d make great money from the individual healthcare market just as long as they went along with some changes to the way they did business. There hasn’t been one single insurance company out there that hasn’t reported losses in the BILLIONS! And, Obama lied to them when he said the government would reimburse them for their losses for the first five years. That hasn’t happened, and won’t because of a law Marco Rubio pushed through congress saying it was illegal to do so.
So while Bobo is out there telling the world that Obamacare needs to survive, the truth is, it needs to be blown up as quickly as possible. There needs to be something in place to replace it, and no one wants to go back to the point that the 2 million people that had no insurance before this debacle began lose their insurance (I’m not counting the 6.8 million people that HAD individual coverages, lost them because of Obamacare and then were forced to sign up for more expensive insurance that had less coverage than they did before). No, we need to do something. I proposed doing two things early on and I stick to it today.
First, you open up the country. If I can buy a dishwasher from a store in North Carolina and have it shipped to the Arizona desert, I should be able to buy my insurance from anyone in the country. That’s true especially if the federal government is going to start sticking their nose into health insurance. There’s no reason we shouldn’t open up competition not squash it!
Second, if we are really concerned about the 2 million people without healthcare, buy them a policy. We would have saved almost a trillion dollars if we did that versus what we did. This is like building a Taj Mahal to store your push lawn mower in. Idiocy all the way!
I’m not saying Obamacare was entirely useless either. The “pre-existing condition” clause was a boon to the insurance industry and a bane to the individuals who had them. And the fact that Obamacare made every employer in America change who was eligible for insurance by limiting their hours, and cutting staff, having people 26 and under living in their parents’ basement still eligible to be on their insurance was a good thing. Other than that, blow it up! Start again! And in the meantime, go back to where we were, because this healthcare plan sucks. Always has…always will.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!