Skip to comments.How the Affordable Care Act Reduces Our Liberty
Posted on 08/13/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
With one to two weeks left before most schools begin their fall semester, theres still time left to squeeze in a bit more summer reading. So if healthcare policy is your idea of a beach read, grab a copy of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America.
Authored by former OMB associate director Jim Capretta, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Tom Miller, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Bob Moffit, and Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner, the book makes nuances of the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) palatable to a lay audience by breaking down the law into eight pillars. This book nicely elaborates on the government takeover concerns I voiced in my earlier column.
The first two pillars are mandates on individuals (to obtain) and employers (to provide) health coverage. These are unprecedented. Most people can go without healthcare longer than they can make it without food. Yet, even for a necessity such as food, lawmakers do not impose any remotely equivalent restrictions on freedom of choice.
Even recognizing that free people sometimes may make very misguided choices about what they eat, with adverse consequences to both their health and to society, America has historically respected the rights of individuals to choose what, when and how they eat. But in the case of health care, ACA revokes those kinds of rightssaying government knows best and penalizing citizens and employers who disagree.
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Obamacare Nanny State PING!
Practicing physician gives a Non-partisan, thorough explanation of PPACA (aka Obamacare) and what it means to all Americans. 7 segments: 1) Who will be covered; 2) and 3) What are the costs 4) State Exchanges and Employers 5) Doctors and Patients; 6) Constitutional issues 7) Ideas for Real Healthcare Reform
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 1 Coverage
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 2 Costs A
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 3 Costs B
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 4 Employers and Exchanges
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 5 Doctors and Patients
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 6 Constitutional Issues
Dr. Jill VecchioPPACA Pt 7 Real Reform Ideas
It is all about domination and suppression of the majority ideology by the minority ideology. Plain and simple. That is why the minority is so loud and violent, they know they are both wrong and outnumbered, but with enough show of force they hope to dominate, suppress and oppress the majority.
Plus there will still be 20-30 million people uninsured, which was known from the get-go. If that was the main purpose of this satanic law, then that’s a pretty huge flaw.
Look to the section of Obamacare that codifies a domestic armed force that is of the “size and funding” of the DOD — Barry’s army! That’s what it’s really all about. Yours and Granny’s healthcare is just the Trojan Horse.
Paradoxical Quote of The Day From Ben Stein: Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured...but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
Now add this, Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.
Thanks for the ping!
Thank you for these links to Dr. Vecchio. I watched them all and they were a big help for understanding what we are facing (even though she made the videos before Robert’s bad decision). I would encourage everyone to watch the video series because they are “series”.
Lefty elitists want single payer government run health care. However, Americans don't want it. The only way to get there is to foul up the current system, so people clamor for government run health care.
“America has historically respected the rights of individuals to choose what, when and how they eat.”
Not any more. With Obamacare, how people live is now the concern of the collective. Obamacare confiscates our physical beings, so now the federal government controls us completely.