As part of spin control, President Obama is heading to Texas today in an attempt to attack Governor Rick Perry and his state’s healthcare coverage. If there’s one thing the Obama camp does well it’s campaigning incessantly and attacking everyone.
However, at a time when Mr. Obama’s approval rating is at an all time low (now in the 30’s), just a year after his reelection, you’d think he might remain in DC and work on solutions. Actually, the best approach might be to tell the truth, but nah, that ain’t gonna happen.
So instead the Obama administration will demonize the private insurance industry and force their hands. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, State insurance commissioners in blue states – starting with California – are being utilized to pressure insurance companies to delay cancellations.
What is absurd is that these private sector insurance agencies are simply responding to the onerous mandates issued from the Obama administration within the Affordable Care Act. In other words, the market reacted to the policies of Obamacare, which is no different from the market reacting to Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act.
Instead of admitting Obamacare is a flawed policy that needs to be reexamined, the progressive socialist way is to force the issue with a sledgehammer. They’ll force the issue by attacking the 5% of the population who does not deserve to choose its own healthcare plan, because according to the government, these folks not competent enough to know what’s best for them.
The government is forcing the issue with insurance companies who foolishly made a deal with the devil, and now find themselves in an untenable situation. They’re being directed, er, coerced, to extend the policies that are no longer in compliance with Obamacare.
We are witnessing Stalin-like tactics of intimidation. The horrible end result is that hardworking Americans may still be left with no coverage in the end, may have to pay two different premiums within one year, and still be forced into grossly expensive health coverage that doesn’t meet their needs.
Hope and Change? Nope, Bait and Switch. Yes, welcome to the New America under Barack Obama, a ruthless liar and tyrannical ideologue.