Most sane people would tell you that Obamacare has been a giant costly flop. It’s probably been the worst bill to ever come out of congress and be signed by a president. It certainly has been more costly. Only one other bill can I recall ever having been passed (and actually it was a Constitutional Amendment), that was worse and that was Prohibition.
So, you listen to the likes of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi who worked long and hard to get Obamacare passed, and you can’t stomach the fact that some 22 million Americans are going to “lose” their healthcare insurance if the Obamacare bill is repealed. Well, let’s do a quick fact check here because it’s not nearly as popular as some would have you believe. In fact, a recent Gallup poll said that some 56% of Americans actually LIKED Obamacare, and wanted it to stay around. That is what was reported. Actually what was stated in the actual survey was 56% like some PORTION of Obamacare, and it was either the Pre-Existing Conditions Clause, or the 25 year old living in the basement clause that they wanted to keep.
In reality…and what Democrats and liberal snowflakes do not want you to understand is, that of the 22 million Americans that would lose their healthcare insurance, 15 million according to Rasmussen, would drop their healthcare insurance if it was legal to do so. On top of that, you have 6.5 million people that have chosen to actually pay the fine rather than take the insurance. That’s 21.5 million people. Now, granted, 6.5 million of those folks don’t have insurance right now and obviously don’t want it. But that leaves 7 million people that have it that wouldn’t drop it. Most of those 7 million are on Medicaid and are getting it for free, even though they make enough money to pay for healthcare out of their own pocket. There is a total of 2 million people out there that need Obamacare insurance because they don’t have anything else to go to, and are sick, and have pre-existing conditions, and/or are 25 or younger living in their parents basement and are unemployed.
That means that we have totally upended the healthcare insurance market for 2 million people. And at last count there were 332 million of us in the country. That equates to spending $1.3 Trillion on 0.6% of the population.
My question to you is…is that fair to the other 99.4% that have to foot the bill?
The obvious answer is no, it’s not fair. And it’s not right. Meanwhile, congress continues to slog their way through possible “compromises” that would get Democrats on board. You can read that to mean, maintain socialized medicine.
Congress needs to get some manhood, belly up to the bar and do what they promised the American people they’d do for the past eight years and get rid of this expensive, over-blown, and counter-productive law, and get back to a market-driven insurance industry that we once had. Anything less is criminal and those that are responsible should be held accountable and thrown in jail!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!