Obamacare Sinking Faster Than HMS Titanic
There is nothing really surprising about the latest flub in the Obama administration.
It was six years ago while on the campaign trail that the future president commented, "We can do this. The time has come for universal, affordable healthcare in America."
Now fast forward to three years ago when the now President Obama signed into law a plan designed to extend coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people.
Good idea, right? "Hope and Change" on the march.
Liberal Compassion Only When It Doesn't Affect Their Reelection
But reality lifted its ugly head on the entire liberal charade of "compassion and care" for all the people.
Yes, Obamacare, President Barack Obama's singular major domestic achievement was criticized by Republicans, conservatives, physicians, business groups. Hell, even members of the president's own party had lifted eyebrows about how it could become reality.
But with the help of the mainstream media marching in lockstep with the Democrats (surprised?), the reality of the expense and unworkability of the massive plan to create a "free" health care society was laid waste.
It was Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Senate Finance Chairman who sounded the alarm two months ago professing, "I just see a huge train wreck coming down."
Since then, legislators have consistently called for Obamacare's repeal.
Obama Delays Mandatory Business Healthcare
Postponing the trainwreck until after the midterm elections
A funny thing happened this week; the Obama administration delayed the requirement that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face heavy fines.
Hard to figure how that happened? Only for the most liberal and "moon beam" Democrats.
Not so long ago, President Obama once spoke from his personal mountain top of ego that providing a public option in health care, essentially a government-run plan that would be one of many choices for people seeking affordable care, was the ticket.
The law included a proposal to provide basic long-term care insurance at an affordable cost. Obviously a "moon beam" idea considering the economics involved. But the press remained silent, aside from Fox News and some brave news professionals at the lackey networks.
However, the administration dumped that idea once it appeared to them (wake up) that it was turning into a financial nightmare.
But that didn't stop the liberals from moving ahead with the "HMS Titanic" law.
The Affordable Care Act was the Democrats' way of feeding their voting base. Millions of the neediest Americans would acquire health insurance by enrolling in Medicaid, with coverage starting in January.
Sounds good, right?
But then a little planned action was set off by the United States Supreme Court. They ruled the scheme something individual states had the right to opt out of. That would be the massive Medicaid expansion plan.
Getting the picture of this train wreck?
The law stipulated that companies with 50 or more workers must offer affordable coverage to full-time employees. If not, the newly hired 20,000 IRS agents would be at their doorstep.
But now the administration is pushing that requirement back a year, citing the complexity of the undertaking.
In Obama code, that means they wish to avoid a train wreck before the 2014 midterms and hopefully the fallout of employers cancelling health insurance for their employees will be blamed on them.
Now are you getting the picture? What you have now is a decision to shift the cost from employers to workers.
Is anyone out there getting angry yet?
Carry Your Own Insurance Or Be Fined
So, starting next year, individuals will be required to carry health insurance or face fines. That means the IRS (big brother) will be at your doorstep to violate your individual freedom.
Didn't we just celebrate the birth of our free government yesterday?
There is no word yet from ratings failures CNN, MSNBC, etc. - don't plan on it.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we do deceive."
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Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. His BS in journalism from University of Oregon with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing. Read more stories by Dwight L. Schwab Jr..
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