Skip to comments.Why Obamacare Becomes a Corrupt Law
Posted on 12/17/2013 6:15:28 AM PST by sevinufnine
ObamaCare's "socialist"-oriented mandate to coerce people to be insured and buy specific insurance plans they do not want or need contradicts one very important spirit of being an "American," that is, the individual freedom for one to "choose" and accept the subsequent "self-responsibility" for one's choice. In this sense, ObamaCare becomes UnAmericanCare.
So a good question to ask is what is the solution to the problems? A better solution may be the simpler use of federal revenues to subsidy those who are sick but cannot afford to pay, but without burdening and oppressing the majority of the American population in the way that ObamaCare does.
But this requires the repeal of ObamaCare, which is easier said than done.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.pravda.ru ...
The first reason for the corruption of ObamaCare has to do with its "socialist"-oriented mandate to force people to buy health insurance plans, so that no one is allowed to opt out. Under ObamaCare, in order to decrease "the uninsured rate" for a more universal health care, every American citizen is forced to buy a health insurance plan. Those who refuse will be subject to penalties under the new statute. By 2015, "the penalty imposed by the IRS will jump to $325 per adult and $162.50 per child up to $975 per family, then more than doubles in 2016 and beyond," as reported by Eric Pianin for The Fiscal Times on November 19, 2013.
(2) The Broken Promise to Let People Keep the Health Care Plan that They Already Have
The second reason for the corruption of ObamaCare has to do with his "lie" to the American people that they can keep the health care plan that they already have. President Obama has publicly promised at least 36 times since 2008 that his health care reform plan, known as ObamaCare, would not cause anyone who liked their present health insurance to lose it. But America is finding out the hard untruth. Their current health plans are cancelled because they do not meet the requirements under ObamaCare, which has come into effect since October 01, 2013.
Obama then made another promise in the week later that "people who have lost their old insurance will be allowed to get it back" (only for one year), but this promise is all the more empty. His announcement that people who have lost their old insurance will be allowed to get it back is a sham: he has given insurers neither the time nor the incentive to recreate the policies he previously ordered them to ditch. He should stop making empty promises,..."
(3) The Deception about the Lower Premiums under ObamaCare
The third reason for the corruption of Obamacare has to do with his deception about the lower costs of health insurance premiums under the new law.
During his presidential campaigns, Obama "in speech after speech...has vowed that he will lower the country's health care costs enough to 'bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family'. His critics state this is one of the most audacious promises in a campaign. But the American people find out the painful truth that their health care premiums have gone up considerably since the new law came into effect in October of 2013.
(4) The Exemption of Some Privileged Groups from the New Law
The fourth reason for the corruption of ObamaCare has to do with the exemption of some privileged groups from the new law.
For instance, under the new law, there is a double standard to allow those powerful folks in Congress (e.g., Senators, House Representatives, their staffs, etc.) and the Executive Branch (e.g., the President, the Vice-President, their staffs, etc.) to be exempt from the law or to receive generous subsidies.
(5) The Coercion to Force People Buy Specific Insurance Plans that They Do not Need or Want
And the fifth reason for the corruption of ObamaCare has to do with the coercion to force people buy "specific" insurance plans that they do not need or want.
Under the new law, every American citizen is forced to buy one of the four specific health insurance plans (if they cannot show to have an alternative plan which meets the new standards), but these plans often either do not offer what people specifically want or offer them what they do not really need.
ObamaCare rejects old health insurance plans as "substandard", but not from the perspective of the consumers who bought them. People were free to choose insurance that wasn't designed to serve Obama's social equity and income redistribution goals. In his view, many people must pay first-class fares for coach seats so others can pay less and receive extra benefits," even if they do not need or want the first-class seats, by analogy.
For this reason the public uproar over ObamaCare will continue.
I’m guessing it will cost many millions to undo this law. What doesn’t cost millions that Obama sticks his fingers in? Including the family vacations!
Because there is no healthcare in Obamacare. It’s about corruption and power.
With the IRS in charge what could go wrong?
I’m just amazed how, in a short part of my life, Pravda has gone from a propaganda rag to having more truth than the most of the supposedly free, unbiased, professional press of the U.S.
Meanwhile, the once trusted U.S. media has replaced Pravda as propaganda.
True. I get the majority of my breaking news, information “not being released yet”, or excellent commentaries such as the one at the Pravda link from news abroad. Not our own any longer :(
With 80% initial (2009) polled voter opposition to Obamacare, and 73 % polled voter opposition to Obamacare now, Boehner-Cantor-Ryan rammed through the Ryan-Murray Compromise Bill to finance The Law of the Land Marxist Obamacare Bill for the next two years!
Only 94 House members stood and delivered opposition to this cave-in bill, thus insuring TWO MORE YEARS of Obamanation Crisis Economics to burden us voters with!
The 2014 Election needs to be about ridding the US House from the RINOs who caved-in on this bill, as we cannot trust them ever again to protect us from the Marxist Senate, Marxist Supreme Court, or Marxist Administration.
On the Democrat side, you Lurkers need to be honest with yourselves concerning continuing your loyalty to your Marxist Democrats and Marxist Progressives in the US House and Senate.
FYI, a Marxist is anyone who believes in Income Redistribution.
Income Redistribution is just the PC term for what Karl Marx advocated:
FROM EACH ACCORDING TO HIS ABILITY, TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEED.
Washington will not repeal Obamacare. There is only one party in Washington: the Re-Election Party, dedicated to the personal enrichment of its members at taxpayer expense.
Our only hope is the state legislatures and Article V.:
Meanwhile, the once trusted U.S. media has replaced Pravda as propaganda.
My first clue came in 1991 when I had to listen to the shortwave radio to get news on the Clinton's.
These stories had very credible sources but were spiked by the MSM. This was before the internet, and was very much like being in an iron curtain country.
Today, not much better. We have a somewhat truthful Fox News, but a mainstream media that spikes unfavorable stories and has a never ending agenda.
How can a "journalist" of the mainstreams live with themselves?
Obamacare is and was intended to be inherently corrupt.
It’s just another program of Obama’s domestic policy of Get-YT.
Exactly. Obama was chosen because he is stupid enough to take the job.