Obamacare has already failed, and Americans hate failures

AP120326046410Socialized medicine (Obamacare) may seem like a good thing to you; unless you are sick, even less so if you are chronically ill.

We have been warning of the dangers, and the short comings, of socialized medicine for a very long time and now we have had it rammed down our throats by the democrats.  Remember — NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR OBAMACARE!  Nary a one!

Given a choice between healthcare run by the government and keeping my private insurance and paying the premiums and going to see the doctor I want to see, and not some civil servant working for the government healthcare system, I’ll take the latter any day. In fact, the choice for me is a “no-brainer.”

Since 1965 I have been hospitalized over 80 times. I have had numerous surgeries and I must see a doctor every four to six weeks of my life. See, I KNOW the value of a good healthcare system and I know, first hand, the value of having a doctor, in whom I have confidence, treating me. I know what it means to have a rapport with your physician.  That, alone, is tremendously important when you are chronically ill.

Unlike a lot of folks, when I think of nationalized healthcare, I perceive a threat to my life.  I have no doubt that the introduction of socialized healthcare (Obamacare) in the US will shorten my life and bring it to a termination much sooner than currently expected.  In fact, I have no doubt about it.  There are millions of Americans, just like me, who will have their lives shortened by Obamacare.

Nevertheless, it IS here.

The start-up problems with Obamacare are, I suspect, diverting attention away from what’s really going on.

Look. Obamacare is going to fail.   I know, I know.  But I assure you, it is not just wishful thinking on my part.

Obamacare was designed to fail.  It MUST fail for the complete program of socialized medicine in America to be established.

It was hoped that Obamacare, like a drug, would addict enough Americans that when it crashes there will be a ready made demand for a national healthcare system of some kind to replace it.

The replacement?  A single payer national healthcare system.  That is the second part of the assault on American’s healthcare.

Under a single-payer system, everyone in the country would have health coverage provided by the government, and private insurance largely would cease to exist. Like Medicare, the government would act as the insurer; doctors and hospitals would operate privately, receiving payments from public funds under such a nationalized health insurance system. SOURCE:  http://www.factcheck.org/2009/12/public-option-vs-single-payer/

A single payer healthcare system is what the socialist in the Democratic Party REALLY want.

I came across an excellent article entitled: “The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care” by David Hogberg that I recommend you read.  You’ll find it at:  http://www.freemarketcure.com/singlepayermyths.php#1

In his article Mr. Hogberg explains:  ” Everyone in a single-payer system has health insurance, not necessarily health care.

While the government in a single-payer system will pay for everyone’s health care, it limits the access to health care. In a single-payer system, citizens often believe that “the government” is paying for their health care. When people perceive that someone else is paying for something, they tend to over-use it. In a single-payer health care system, people over-use health care. This puts strain on government health care budgets, and to contain costs governments must ration care.

Governments in a single-payer system ration care using waiting lists for surgery and diagnostic procedures and by canceling surgeries. As the Canadian Supreme Court said upon ruling unconstitutional a Quebec law that banned private health care, “access to a waiting list is not access to health care.”  SOURCE:  http://www.freemarketcure.com/singlepayermyths.php#1

Just as predicted, Obamacare is a Frankenstein monster and growing uglier every day of its continued existence.  Already, it is taking a toll on the democrats.  The President’s approval rating is down, at this writing, to 37% and expected to fall even more.

Democrats claim Obamacare is “settled Law.”  I would remind you that Prohibition was settled law, as well.   It took us thirteen years to rid ourselves of that albatross. But we did it.  And – we can do it again. 

In the meantime, the one political party making an attempt to save America from the excesses of Obamacare is being savaged by Americans for shutting down the government in an attempt rescue America from Obamacare.

At the moment the GOP is being creamed — but– I have a hunch that when the smoke settles we are going to see a resurgent GOP as the American electorate FINALLY understands that all this pain was brought to them by the Democratic Party and ONLY the Democratic Party.  

In a little over a year, Americans will be going to the polls again.  By that time, they should be well — and truly — fed up with Obamacare and those who foisted it off on them.  If the GOP has any spirit left, it will do everything in its power to remind the electorate that the Republican Party stands ready to rid America of the plague of Obamacare.  

This will be a two-step solution.  Three years hence, the GOP should put forth a conservative candidate, not a moderate, not a RINO, but a CONSERVATIVE candidate for President to have any chance, at all, against Hillary Clinton.

As we said above, it took thirteen years to repeal Prohibition.  If the GOP can win in the next two elections they can overturn Obamacare in less time.  If not, it will take considerably longer and inflict far more pain on the American people.

Recent polls show that over 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the government is governing the country.  Congressional approval is down to only 5%. History teaches us that things happen when Americans get mad – and they/we are outraged.

In almost 240 years America has had numerous threats to her freedom and liberties. But we have never had a more dangerous threat than Obamacare.

We MUST remove this threat to our once great nation.

Obama to spend $684 million to market Obamacare

21NewTaxesAlthough the law already passed Congress, the Associated Press reports that our president plans to spend (read: waste) over $680 million dollars of taxpayer money advertising Obamacare, the healthcare law that puts government first, raises costs and re-affirms the innate bureaucratic mess that accompanies virtually every government initiative.

Targeted at our nation’s uninsured, advertising agencies are tasked with finding a way to connect with lower-income people to show them how wonderful and exciting taxpayer-funded healthcare can be.  According to polls, very few of our nation’s uninsured know about Obamacare.

One thing is certain: Our nation’s pompous and reckless executive branch is out of control, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a law that already passed Congress.  Not only are the American people forced to fund this monstrosity through the corrupt Internal Revenue Service, but now, Americans are also forced to fund a marketing campaign designed to make people believe in the law’s supposed virtues – in carefully-selected swing states I’m sure.

Once again, our nation’s taxpayers are forced to shoulder the excessive burdens of D.C.’s unwavering desire to control virtually all facets of American life.  When government controls healthcare, they control a very large segment of the voting population, solidifying their own political careers and the omni-present federal government in the lives of each one of us.

Let’s sum up all of this: Obamacare passed Congress.  Obamacare has already forced many companies (and even local governments) to cut hours to save on the law’s new costs.  Speaking of costs, Obamacare is demonstrably raising costs for many, and polls routinely find that the majority of Americans would repeal Obamacare if they could (Republicans can’t).

But yet, the government is forcing the American people to shoulder the burden of marketing this clearly unpopular monstrosity by throwing more of our money around with reckless abandon, ignoring its constitutional limitations and reinforcing the clearly-evident fact that Washington D.C. is the biggest, most irresponsible and downright corrupt government that we have ever seen.

Obama to delay enforcement of Obamacare mandate

The Obama Administration will delay enforcement of key provisions of the wildly unpopular “Affordable Care Act”, known as Obamacare, until 2015 in response to mountains of complaints from companies nationwide regarding its strict reporting requirements and coverage demands.  For the next two years, businesses will not be punished if they do not provide health care coverage under the tenants of the new law.

According to officials, the delay is to help the administration simplify reporting requirements.  Not so coincidentally, delaying the law’s enforcement until 2015 also allows mid-term elections to proceed without the burden of democratic politicians defending the law and its ramifications to businesses and employment in key battleground states.

The law hits smaller businesses the most.  It requires that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health coverage based on a series of eligibility requirements.  The corruption-prove Internal Revenue Service has been tasked with the implementation of the law, demanding that businesses submit substantial paperwork to satisfy the new regulations.

Even unions are fighting back against ObamaCare

If you want something laughably ironic, read on: According to the Washington Examiner, even one of Obama’s biggest supporters, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, are starting to fight back against the turmoil that the new ObamaCare legislation is bringing to their, as well as those of many others, workforce.

Believing that the union has been completely ignored in the rush to pass the health care monstrosity last year (and they were, along with hundreds of others), the union is arguing that the law will not only cause their staff significant work and resources to properly conform to the new regulations, but it creates “an unfair bidding advantage for those contractors who do not provide health coverage to their workers, and in the worst case, may cause our members and their families to lose the benefits they currently enjoy as participants in multi-employer health plans.”

I hate to say “I told you so”, but hell, I’ll say it anyway: “I told you so”.  Whenever government involves itself in the business of private enterprise, costs NEVER decrease.  Despite the name “Affordable Healthcare Act”, the miles-long list of regulations wind up costing companies and workers significant time and money (millions, in many cases) as they scramble to comply with Washington’s feel-gooderies.

But this was no secret.  Even a cursory view into history provides ample evidence of this phenomenon.  Why would this union – or any other union or business, support such a bill anyway?  The fact is they did originally support it (God only knows why).  Now that reality has finally set in, they now get to feel what so many others have already felt, and why more and more companies and most clear-thinking individuals are running away from this incomprehensible behemoth.