Now that the people of this country are finally beginning to better see how Obamacare will affect their lives and personal budgets it also becomes pretty clear that President Obama lied to them. This, despite saying "if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan” or "if you already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.” Yet Americans are now learning firsthand that intended consequences were part of Obamacare all along.
So Mister President isn't about time that you and the Democratic Leadership (which prevented its members on Capitol Hill from reading the contents of the Affordable Health Care for America Act before voting on it) to begin fessing up as why Americans weren't told the truth?
Was it because so many of the Democratic Party mega donors were still trying to figure out which medical industry mergers made sense. Or was it simply just a matter of insurance company executives waiting for their army of bean-counters to calculate what the best path to higher profits was after legislation forced them into offering Americans with pre-existing conditions the right to be covered and eliminating lifetime coverage caps?
Look, I always said it was no accident that the health industry was consolidating. And no one should have known better about the goings-on than a President whose own wife was an integral part. Or what about the many political insiders now serving his administration. Let's face it, most of Obama's closest advisers were either in the industry or involved with it prior to coming to work for him. So believe me, if anyone knew how much money could be made from a landmark piece of legislation like the Affordable Health Care for America Act, it would be them. I suppose the only thing they needed to be careful about was to make sure they didn't throw up too many premature red flags to the masses still "hooked on the hopem."
The red flags are up now, though, aren't they?
Still, I have to wonder about all those people who bought into that hopem - hook, line and sinker. I seriously doubt that the majority of them were thinking they would have give up a policy the President of the United States said was theirs to keep should they choose to. I also seriously doubt that the majority of people were prepared for what turned out to be an insane increase in their insurance premiums. But that is exactly what they found out when they tried to apply for a plan on a government website that, thus far, has failed miserably.
You know I have often said that one should be very careful in what they wish for because it may very well be something entirely different than what they were initially led to believe. And if everything that has been published to date is even remotely correct, then that would seem to be the case with the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
And if that is the case - then Obamacare just isn't very affordable. Especially if out-of-pocket expenses far exceed whatever the so-called guarantees the preventive medicine features are to provide. But hey, I suppose it costs a heck of a lot of money to provide those program give backs and I guess that is what's driving these insanely high premiums right? I mean they have to offset that cost somehow.
Sadly, I can't help feeling that the American People have been sold down the river without a paddle because right now Obamacare looks as if it is nothing more than a Government sponsored Ponzi Scheme that will enrich health care providers. And if the poor and disenfranchised really thought that they were finally going to get the affordable health coverage they deserve and were promised - well, I would remind them to think twice before selecting a plan that will, in many cases, make it even more difficult for them to pay for it.
Tax credits or not!
Naturally there will those who see nothing wrong with the Affordable Health Care for America Act and I get that. Look I am not opposed to everyone having access to affordable health coverage and that insurance companies should not be permitted to discriminate against anyone they deem uninsurable. So before you get ready to skewer me, just know that I have no problems what so ever with the basic ideals behind Obamacare.
But it is just not going to happen as advertised!
We are already hearing about people being notified that their current policy doesn't conform to the new rules and regulations buried deep in the legislation that wasn't shared with lawmakers and/or the American People. And apparently, they did this all on purpose as they ram-rodded it through Congress to make it the Law of the Land. Still, why weren't people told of this long before a botched roll out? It just bothers the hell out of me.
But you know I have another worry - what about all those states who signed-up for Obamacare that have a history of screwing-up government programs like Medicaid? What happens when the Feds leave it up to them to fully maintain and fund Obamacare at the state level? I mean, do you really trust, say the State of Illinois to administer this program?
I don't know about you but it makes me shudder just thinking about it.
So just mark my words here folks. There will be even more surprises before this is said and done because I believe it was designed to work exactly in that manner. In the end it is about money and who makes it. Otherwise the POTUS wouldn't have stood tall on the podium while forgetting to tell Americans that intended consequences were a part of Obamacare all along. Then again, perhaps President Obama just didn't want you to know which of his many mega-donors were going to profit from what will probably become the Non-Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Oh well, at least he can't blame it on "unintended consequences."
But it will cost a hell of a lot more than you thought!
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