Victor Davis Hanson, in looking back on 2013, said that Obamacare might take its place alongside Sasquatch, crop circles, and the Loch Ness monster as one of the great hoaxes of all time. If only Obamacare was not as pervasive, real, and pernicious. Obamacare is real, and America is beginning to experience what Politifact labeled as the “Lie of the Year.”
Before and during the 2012 elections, too many Americans believed the president when he said, if we liked our insurance and our doctor, we could keep them. Pre-existing conditions would be accepted; signing up would be a snap; and after all was said and done, we would save $2,500 in annual premiums. I’m not even sure how that flew in the face of reports around the country that people almost immediately were having their premiums jacked up, by that much and more.
But our president and his media minions continued to tell us in the face of the glaring evidence to the contrary that all was well in Obamacare-land, and that these reports had to be from disgruntled “tea baggers” and extreme right wingers who hate everything Obama; so we were to believe what was becoming more and more one humongous lie.
Too many could not and still cannot believe our president and the people we elected into office could be this diabolical. Anyone with even a modicum of interest and understanding of math can figure out pretty quick that Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act as it’s being framed now (perhaps to salvage something of a presidential legacy), just doesn’t add up.
Common sense begs the answer to the question: how can you add some 30 million people to the healthcare system, and have it cost less? There is an added cost. Who is supposed to pay for it? The insurance companies, the doctors, the people who already had insurance they liked, and how about future citizens who are yet to be born? We’ve already been writing checks on their backs, so what’s another bill or two?
The only way we could pay for this is if we all agreed or were forced to accept redistribution of our healthcare. Or, in this case, tricked into accepting a program that promised you could keep what you had. Once they got in, as we are experiencing now, they could change the program to fit their arrogant plan because they know better than we do.
Are you starting to get the picture? At some point, you have to see that there are good guys and bad guys here; and it is critical to our future that we know the difference.
We The People must start to see that this whole train wreck was planned. Progressives have forever tried to intrude on our healthcare system because of its power and the impact that it has on the citizenry. Just ask Canadians and Brits how their system is working out for them; how much control of their lives they surrendered; and, if they had it to do over again, would they be so accepting?
The president and his supporters have made it clear that their end goal is a total system takeover. What we are starting to hear is a call for single payer system. This is where the bureaucracy, the unelected arm of our government, will tell us when to jump and how high…or when to stop jumping because by their determination, you are no longer of value to the collective.
Make no mistake, and let there be clarity and understanding–Obamacare, The ACA, is worse than a hoax. It will be the death knell of our republic and American way of life if we allow it to live or to migrate into a single payer system.
Fortunately, we are lucky that the bureaucrats and our President have underestimated the will of the people. This year is our chance to reclaim our country back and get it back on track. It is time for America to rise up and just say “O hell no” to this nationalized healthcare idea and the politicians and bureaucrats who have been pushing this bad medicine on We The People.
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