President Obama and Obamacare (the first of many)
No sense in waiting around for some grand ceremony, no time like the present to get started. As I said, I have been out of the blogging game for a while, what with Xanga going down, work being hectic, and life going at a million miles an hour, it has been hard to get started again. I was not even sure that I would get started again. However when I heard President Obama speak in Boston yesterday I knew I had to take up the pen once again . Before we get started I think it is important to give a little background on the subject matter of Obamacare. President Obama stated throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign that under his healthcare plan if you liked your healthcare plan you could keep it. If you liked your doctor you could keep It.
While President Obama was ramming Obamacare down our throats, and blaming the difficulties he was having on the GOP (Despite not needing a single GOP vote to pass it), that under his plan if we liked our healthcare plan we could keep it. If we liked our doctor we could keep it. Once President Obama signed Obamacare into law, despite overwhelming public opposition, He continued to promise the American People that if they liked their doctor they could keep it, if they liked their healthcare plan they could keep it.
Sense before this nightmare that is Obamacare was passed conservative individuals, such as myself, have been warning about the dangers that it poses to this great nation. From the beginning it was clear to me that this debacle was never intended to actually lower healthcare costs, or fix our “broken” healthcare system. No Obamacare was designed to do only one thing, and that was to collapse the healthcare system in this nation in order to bring about a single payer system. Of course I was called a radical, racists, bigot, fringe lunatic, and pretty much every name save the one my mother gave me for warning people about the inevitable outcome of this government intrusion into our lives. I found it hard to believe that so many people could not see what this law was going to do. In 2002 President Obama said that he was a proponent of a single payer system, but understood that we would not be able to get their in one fell swoop. A typical progressive tactic is not to just impose their radical agenda, to which the American public is vehemently opposed, but rather to nudge us down the road that they see fit. So of course there had to be a middle step. Something that would make our lives so miserable that we would cry out for someone to save us. Something that would force us to turn to the government for salvation.
We now know that President Obama was lying when he said that if we liked our healthcare we could keep it. Sure there was a section of the law that said that current plans would be grandfathered in, but that is only what that pesky law states, President Obama has already shown that he thinks that he can change the law to fit his whim. For example when he gave unions and congress an illegal exemption from the law. Exemptions, which in congress’s case, are in direct contrast with the intent of the law. If you look on page 34,560 of the Obamacare regulations created by the department of Health and Human Services (a department that answers to the executive branch, which is headed by President Obama), suddenly it becomes clear just why it is so many people are losing their health insurance plans that they like. One provision states that if the co-pay increases by more than five dollars, plus medical cost inflation, then that plan would lose its grandfathered status, and thus would no longer meet national standards and could not be offered. Last year the inflation rate was 4%, that means that your co-pay could not increase more than $5.20. Yet another provision in the regulations created by the Obama Administration states that the co-insurance rate could not increase at all above the level it was at on March 23, 2010. Eventually prices have to rise, that is the nature of the world, especially when the Federal Reserve is printing money around the clock. Any grandfathered status granted under Obamacare was meant to be temporary, and act as nothing more than a way to shield President Obama from the outrage that was sure to come. The shield only had to last long enough to ensure that he was re-elected and the law could not be repealed.
Of course, now that the truth is out there for all the world to see, and suddenly the warnings that conservatives issued seem more like divine visions of the future, rather than crack pot conspiracy theories, outrage is flowing in the streets. President Obama’s approval rating has taken a massive hit, and the popularity of Obamacare continues to free fall. President Obama cannot allow this to stand. He is just as surprised about all the problems as the rest of us are. After all he has only been President for a year, he inherited this mess, and he is going to fix the problems that DC has created…. wait… I am so sorry, he has been President for almost five years, and is very much responsible for this problem, but I don’t think anyone has told him that. Rather than address the problems, rather than own up to the fact that he is a perpetual liar, President Obama did what he does best, he went out and campaigned. Yes to ease our worries that this debacle might be affecting his approval rating, President Obama went on the campaign trail to stamp out those who dare to speak out against him. Of course he was sure to include few comforting words to share with us in order to ease our stress. He wanted to make sure that we had some direction in which to travel in these troubling times. This is the part of the tale were the blood starts squirting from my eyes.
President Obama stood before the American People, the people to whom he has sworn to serve, and said, “if you’re getting one of these letters, just shop around on the new market place”. Yes go onto the market place, if you can get through the national embarrassment known as healthcare.gov, and get a plan that is ultimately going to cost you more money and have a sky high deductible which will make it so you can’t afford to get sick. Yes this is a great plan Mr. President, we lost our insurance because of you, and now you want us to just go buy what you deem fit.
President Obama continued setting the record straight, he said, “It is also true that some Americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old individual market are getting notices from their insurance companies suggesting that somehow because of the Affordable Care Act, they may be losing their existing health insurance plans. This has been the latest flurry in the news, because there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation about this” It isn’t misinformation, it is the truth. President Obama through his progressive minions have regulated insurance policies out of existence. Why have they done this, because they took it upon themselves to deemed them to be substandard. President Obama went on to say “If you have one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act became law, and you really liked that plan, you were able to keep it. That’s what I said when I was running for office. That was part of the promise we made. But ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said is under the law, you’ve got to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage, because that too was a central premise of the Affordable Care Act from the very beginning” Again I will say, this is a bold face lie and he knows it. President Obama’s own predictions from 2010 said 93 million people could lose their insurance because of Obamacare, and that was a mild estimate. He knew that his regulations would be force insurance companies to drop policies people liked and force them into the exchanges. Yet he continued to lie about it. Now he is expecting us to believe him when he tries to pass the blame onto the evil insurance companies.
The arrogance of this man makes my stomach churn. The contempt that he has for the American People, for you and me, gets my blood boiling. He goes out and lies to us for over three years, and now expects us to believe that it wasn’t his fault we lost our insurance, it is our fault, the insurance companies fault. Allow me to translate what he really meant to say “You are too stupid to know what you really want. You just are not capable of taking care of yourself, evil insurance companies are just taking advantage of you too much. You can’t possibly know what you actually want in an insurance policy. So I am going to take away the bad policy that you think you like, and give you a new policy that is going to force you to pay for things you don’t want or need”. This man has to be the most arrogant narcissistic thug to have inhabited the White House sense the scum of Woodrow Wilson.
More to come as the lies continue to spew forth from the tyrants mouth.
For more reading check out the following, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/10/30/obamas-pledge-that-no-one-will-take-away-your-health-plan/ The Washington Post gave President Obama a four Pinocchio rating (the highest they hand out) for his claim you could keep your insurance.