I’m shocked, SHOCKED to learn that Obamacare will suck.
BREAKING NEWS! In what has to be the “we told you so” news of the decade, it appears that everyone will likely lose their private healthcare plan under Obamacare. Also, the unelected Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will get to use her swarm of unelected bureaucrats to determine what coverage we all get. I can hear it now: “I don’t understand…how could this have happened? Obama said we could keep our plan if we like it?! I feel like someone killed a kitten.” As the reader should be able to recognize by now, the only thing that irritates me more than this apparent revelation is the fact that IT’S NOT ACTUALLY BREAKING NEWS!!!!!
Hey New York Post, and every other complete and utter MORON who thought Obamacare was good for one, some, or all of the following reasons:
1. It will insure everyone, and that’s “fair;”
2. It will only raise taxes on those mean rich people;
3. Hey, we’re the only industrialized nation without single payer;
4. It’s better than the status quo;
5. There really is such a thing as a free lunch when the govt. pays for it; and/or
6. See No. 2…
…if you had pulled your head out of your People Magazine for literally two seconds during the healthcare debate, you would have realized that Obamacare actually required Health and Human Services to determine what type of insurance had to be provided to everybody, and at what cost.
Indeed, the draft regs envision more than half of all policies having to change within three years — an unmistakable break with President’s Obama’s oft-repeated promise, “If people like their insurance, they will be able to keep it.”
By now, I would hope that everyone would simply accept that what Obama says is true only if, by “true,” you mean the exact opposite. His “oft-repeated promise” doesn’t really matter when (a) he didn’t write (or read) the bill; and (b) the bill signed into law actually says the only plans that can be offered by private insurers must be approved by the government and must only cost what the government says they can cost. That’s what’s called nationalizing insurance companies without the government actually taking them over.
One must always view Obama’s domestic policies through the prism of Obama. With respect to healthcare, Barry repeatedly told supporters both before and during his campaign that he supported a single-payer system. Those that crafted the final bill–pelosi, reid, frank, etc.–have all said the same thing at one time or another. Finally, they’ve all admitted that the goal of the bill was to eventually get to single payer. There’s only one way that’s going to happen in this country: find some way to force private insurance companies out of business. How does that happen? Tell them they have to provide a fantastic insurance plan to every man, woman, and child, while telling them they can’t charge for it.