There are many disturbing revelations emerging regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And still, the Obama administration refuses to admit it sold the American people a bad bill of goods.
In 2009, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) was right when he shouted “You lie!” when President Obama was touting the benefits of his Affordable Care Act. Apparently, the administration knew millions would lose their plans – 50 to 75 percent of those who buy their insurance individually, in fact. Sure enough, millions of Americans are losing their healthcare insurance plans and even worse, are being cast aside from full time employment to part time. Doctors are opting out of participating in “Obamacare.”
But what we fail to realize is the long-term strategy of the progressive socialists has always been the single payer system. Obamacare includes mandates that makes it difficult for private sector insurance company compliance which results in Americans being dropped from their lower cost plans. Obamacare is based upon a flawed premise to begin with. In order to be solvent, it requires more young, healthy Americans to sign up in order to offset the healthcare being provided for lower income and sicker Americans.
In order to ensure there is a steady revenue stream, Americans are mandated, in other words, forced to purchase insurance or be taxed. That decision came from a flawed Supreme Court decision that has now granted Congress an incredible taxing authority to, in essence, legislate behavior forcing Americans to purchase a private sector commodity. The commerce clause is quite clear; the federal government regulates commerce, trade, with other nations, between the states, and amongst the tribal nations. It is a far overreach for the federal government to mandate commerce with the individual American citizen. Therefore, Americans are trapped.
Those losing their coverage must enter into the respective federal or state exchanges, often finding higher premiums and deductibles. If they decide not to purchase exchange insurance, they are taxed. Silly Americans, you are not worthy of a mandate delay like President Obama’s cronies, or even get an exemption like he and Members of Congress do.
What we are finding is that MEDICAID rolls are expanding, offering free healthcare, and who pays for that? This week Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, will testify before the House Energy and Commerce committee. But forget about the Senate ever holding a hearing. That same day, President Obama will spend more taxpayer dollars flying to Massachusetts to seek blame for Obamacare on Romneycare.
I wish President Obama would realize he doesn’t have to campaign anymore, but then again, one should do what one does best. I predict at some point in the future, Obamacare will be ruled too onerous and chaotic to implement and if the progressive socialists get control of the House and Senate for Obama’s final two years, the first thing you’ll see in January 2015 is legislation on single payer healthcare. And if that doesn’t scare you, just remember this word: Hillarycare.