It’s one thing to shake the hand of a notorious used car salesman; it’s an entirely different matter to provide a false alibi for their insurance scam in the face of their victims. Either John Robert’s bleeding heart kindly suffers liars and thieves, an incurable condition known as liberalism, or his real resume is taped behind Barack Obama’s braille version of the Constitution. As for Justice Kennedy, an ardent dissenter of Obamacare in 2012, I’m guessing he also believes con artists possess the innate right to sell a “Yugo-to-hell” by forcing the people to pay for their Mercedes. What is the purpose of accepting a state’s challenge on the legality of forced subsidies, if you’re only going to validate its false premise by signing off on the disturbing reality your worst fears actually came true?
The not-so-startling admission by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber that Barack Obama lied to the American people in order to pass his socialist leviathan is but confirmation of what we already knew; it’s a Trojan horse for an eventual single-payer healthcare system and a gateway to a national patient database of oversight. Democrats lied through their teeth by proclaiming Obamacare wasn’t a tax; that it was a choice, only to go before the Supreme Court and argue it as a mandatory penalty (tax) the government had the right to enforce under the Interstate Commerce Act. The President repeatedly reiterated everyone could keep their existing insurance policies, even their preferred doctor, and yet that was another complete fabrication; millions lost both. Democrats argued Obamacare would lower premiums, save Americans $2500 a year, and make the market more competitive. The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. Insurance rates have risen by an average of 41% – in some cases by more than 150% – and Washington is expected to announce additional spikes in the coming years. How commendable! Yes, how many jobs have been lost, full-time employees forced to accept part time pay, and thus lose their financial independence due to the inane requirements of Obamacare? No matter what the issue, or the perceived results, one thing is for certain: this administration has deceived, manipulated, and outright lied to the American people at almost every turn. If I may, who in their right mind would continue to fund such a callous and destructive trail of deception?
Not only is socialist medicine doomed to collapse beneath the collective weight of its own dependency in a country as vast as America – especially when given so freely to the millions of illegals our government eagerly escorts across the border – but it destroys the true genesis of quality healthcare: competition. Competition spurs innovation, which increases the quality and efficacy of healthcare, and in turn saves lives. Sadly, saving lives is not in your vocabulary when lust for control justifies establishing death panels and placing citizens’ names in a national medical database that is more concerned with your political views, whether or not you own a gun or believe in God, than being cured of any fatal disease. Who can even stomach the idea of corrupt lawmakers like Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters, those too ignorant to read the bill or busy to give a damn, deciding whether the lives of your parents, spouse or child is worth the financial cost? Not only does Obamacare pry the roof off your privacy and free will, the natural incentive of aspiring doctors suffocates beneath the glass ceiling of socialism. Why else would so many patients flee the more accessible healthcare systems of their native countries to seek the pioneering and lifesaving treatments of American medicine? Unfortunately, an identical claim can be made for those struggling Americans willing to sacrifice the quality of their treatment for the transient hope of simply being treated. Completely unacceptable. As a country that boasts the vast resources and fabled innovative spirit of America, we must endeavor to accomplish both.
Government does nothing as well or as efficient as the private sector. One only needs to witness the horrific treatment of our veterans, those lacking timely and competent healthcare, by apathetic and incompetent bureaucrats. Utterly disgraceful. America’s healthcare system didn’t need to be hijacked by Big Brother as a choreographed charade to ensure mass dependency and leverage our liberty. The American people, those who work and toil for a better life, clamored for common sense reform that honored choice, excellence and affordability; the very anti-thesis of statism. Rather than writing trillion dollar blank checks each year to a morally bankrupt President, Congress could have achieved lasting change by capping the astronomical prices of emergency and surgical care, increasing the availability of cheaper prescription drugs, assuring better access to international treatment options, and by placing restrictions on “pre-existing conditions” used to deny desperately needed healthcare.
Historically speaking, this endeavor can be accomplished by three distinct approaches; allow a complete government takeover of your personal healthcare, subsidize the increased expenses of doctors and hospitals incurred by reform, or kick the medical community – equipment and supplies manufacturers – in their collective ass to find more economical and ingenuous ways to improve care without sacrificing the quality of their respected practices. Or four, fail to adapt by creatively streamlining your costs and sell snake oil for Uncle Joe (Biden) on the campaign trail of tears. By combining market reforms with the known prevalence of Medicare and Medicaid, programs already designed to subsidize the burden of more indigent Americans, there’s absolutely no reason why Americans cannot demand more from the private sector while relying far less on the gold plated lemon known as Obamacare.
If the voters of this country need one more reason to overturn Obamacare, stop Amnesty, and restore their Constitutional republic, then they only need to look into their loved one’s eyes during their final hours and solemnly utter these prophetic words: Choice isn’t a revolutionary concept; it’s a dying one.
“Healthcare is not a right; it is a need. How you fulfill this need is your responsibility. If someone willingly donates money or services to meet that need, that is his or her choice. If the Government forcible takes your property to provide for another citizen’s healthcare, that is a crime; a violation of your Constitutional Rights. The Constitution is a limitation on Government, not individual rights. Capitalism is our forefather’s charter for protecting us against excessive Government: also known as socialism.”