Skip to comments.Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against
Posted on 10/21/2016 6:42:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called public option in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law.
In a speech in Miami, Obama said the public option would give folks more options in those places where theres just not enough insurers to compete.
But the president did not mention how during the 2009 negotiations over whats now known as Obamacare the White House used the public option as a bargaining chip -- dropping it as a non-negotiable in order to get moderate Democrats, like Nebraskas then-Sen. Ben Nelson, to vote in favor of the law.
The public option, whether we have it or we dont have it, is not the entirety of health care reform, Obama said in August 2009 during a town hall-style meeting in Colorado, according to The New York Times. This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it.(continued)
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It has all been a lie. This Healthcare Act is about to be enforced like no one can imagine...I promise you.
BS. This is what the Democrats have been aiming for from the inception of the ACA lie.
I still don’t get how anyone could accept the POS government, with the multitude of historical incompetence, corruption, and overwhelming cost overruns, gaining control of the healthcare industry. It will be game, set, and match, as they will effectively have total control over the populace...
Fake Rolex salesman says wha?
What the boy is saying is, OBAMACARE IS A MASSIVE FAILURE. Thanks Barry.
Medicaid for all where those working pay $450 each a month for their portion of nothing.
Single Payer has always been the goal of these libtard socialists. This is just the next step.
And, still the sheeple graze on the pasture of lies, welfare, and dependence that comes from a FedGov grown well beyond its Constitutional mandate.
sure, Phuqe over the American people (with both Sh-tty medical care...and higher and higher tax burdens)
and then Double Down on that Phuquing job, to make SURE the Americans are as fully Screwed as possible
anything O can do to undermine, weaken, and demoralize America.... its his Transformational Presidency... just like he said
LOL! They actually write this like they are writing a news article. Funny they omit the speech he gave to the union people admitting he wanted single-payer healthcare.
didn’t anyone notice the most staggering part of this article. That ABC is posting it? somebody must be in trouble.
Single Option is “necessary” because it is the system that forces everyone to pay the really heavy, middle class destroying taxation, or as it will be termed, “premiums.” It is a scheme for eliminating medical care for non-ruling class retired folks and for immobilizing the population. It also goes far to freezing social mobility as well as geographical mobility. It will resemble in its application the Jizya of Moslem countries used to prevent infidels (in America-middle class folks) from being able to afford to change location or rise economically.
There’s no such thing as a moderate Dem. They only have to play that part in more conservative areas to win and they knew this was nothing but a scam. They are a criminal organization.
No, someone from the White House staff is buddy-buddy with some ABC journalist, and is being ‘fed’ some article material to prepare the public for the spring agenda. Basically, there’s enough money to keep the current system alive through next summer probably, and at that point....either you pump more cash into it or admit it’s a failure and rush up solution-fix number two.
Here’s the thing about Medicare if it’s used for the general public. There’s going to be limits on procedures. The hospitals will add up the deal and realize that there’s just enough profit to run a full-up regular hospital, unless you get X number of people flowing through weekly. Well...in rural areas....that number won’t work. So right off the bat....most rural hospitals in the nation will downsize their services and cutback by probably 50-percent on what they do. If you live in a urban area....no worry.
Standard Statist Playbook:
Problem greatly exaggerated and lied about by the Government
Solution? More government
Government solution fails
Solution? More government
Thesis ... Anti-Thesis ... Synthesis
I live in an urban area and I will worry.
This is ONE country, and I can never be happy when one part is screwed by the govt and I’m not because of the area i live in.
1. They cannot be left to operate under normal economic influences because those influences would likely jeopardize the existence of a nation, state, etc. Military expenditures would fit this description. While the government can open some contracts to competitive bids, it has to operate under a set of parameters -- like government ownership of assets and limits on marketing products to other "customers" -- that you'd never want in almost any other industry sector.
2. They never operated under normal economic influences anyway. Health care is like this. The argument over government control of health care is a pointless one, since individuals voluntarily gave up their right to complain about this sort of thing once they accepted third-party payments as a normal operating environment in the first place. Any industry that is built on third-party payment systems is doomed to fail, regardless of whether the "third party" is a government or an insurance company.
Congrats, Insurance Industry.
You are now Charlie Brown, and he has the football.
Hope it was worth it.
The only way to actually improve the delivery and availibility and cost of medicine is to completely remove the government from the field of medicine and of insurance. The only Constitutional government rolde is specified in the weights and measures clause which can be extended to true content.
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