We have had a lot of good talks here regarding the travails and glories of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The ACA was ratified by a cheerleader Congress, and upheld by a corrupt Supreme Court Chief Justice. It was sold as a way to make health care more affordable for all, and to ensure coverage for everyone, everywhere. The concept was an economic mess in Massachusetts, but we were assured it would look great on the national level. In this rapidly accelerating political season, all the GOP candidates are swearing on their Bibles that they will immediately overturn the law, break it into pieces, burn those pieces, and sprinkle the ashes on condemned land, which will then be sewn with salt. And good damn riddance. If you believe them. All the Democrat hopefuls praise the act, extolling its virtues, never doubting its gains, swearing that more must be done and promising that it will be, once the rich pay their fair share. Never discount the class warfare foundation of ObamaCare.
This site has published numerous pieces detailing some pretty big lapses:
- The predicted numbers of new enrollees have not materialized.
- In the midst of a worsening doctor shortage, independent practices have responded to the new costs mandated by this law by closing their doors. Not a single new hospital bed, nurse, or doc has been created by the law.
- Numerous ObamaCare co-ops have failed or are teetering, and (yet again) a huge federal bailout is looming.
- Big Insurance, protected by the federal government in a sweetheart deal, has been raking in mega-millions while…
- … premiums have doubled or worse for millions, threatening the economic stability of households the ACA purported to protect.
The arrogance of politicians and their federal machine is repeatedly showcased in the Law of Unintended Consequences, which none of these fatuous asses ever thinks applies to their good intentions. I wish I had been as smart as Carolyn McClanahan, a Jacksonville, Florida-based financial advisor and medical doctor. Did you see this coming? She did.
That’s right, certain wealthy retirees not yet of Medicare/dependency age are actually eligible for federally subsidized ObamaCare health insurance. Despite their millionaire status, a low monthly income has garnered taxpayer dollars for these lucky ones. Those of us who still work full-time, while courted with the rhetorical love for the middle class and working families, are the ones taking it in the financial shorts so that we can pay for the health insurance of others – some of whom already have more money than we will ever earn. Did you support ObamaCare? Do you support it now? Is this what you had in mind?Tweet