By Rodney Lee Conover
I’m not the only one who said from the beginning that the whole “Affordable” Care Act is a con-job to turn our entire healthcare system into a single-payer, top-down, government-controlled tool of the Federal Authorities. But I was one of them, and the trigger for Phase II has been floated to the talking-point friendly media – in this case – the always reliable Huffington Post:
I spent all last summer trying to get anyone who would listen to support, prop-up, scream about, vote and hang in there on de-funding ObamaCare. They’re not only well within their Constitutional Rights, but it’s their duty when the Federal Government gets too onerous for their britches. The framers were extremely specific when they wrote continuously – including in The Federalist Papers that there will come a day when a Central Government tries to control the citizens with laws passed over the objection of those citizens and it’s the “People’s House” that needs to be there to withhold the money.
The “Power of the Purse” is right there – and if this wasn’t the time – then I ask you, when is?
But alas, the Continuing Resolution was passed which funded the government, including ObamaCare and allowed it to be fully implemented and here we are.. Did I mention my opponent in the 2014 California District 8 House race voted “Yea”? No? Oh, his name is Paul Cook. He sends out mailers telling his constituents (I’m one of them) about how he’s against ObamaCare.
He’ll tell you to your face that he voted to repeal it and the House did – 47 times or something ridiculous like that (you’d think after 5 times they’d know it was pointless because Harry Reid ain’t bringing it up in the Senate) but Speaker Boehner loves to give his pals cover and the ability to look you in the face and say they voted to repeal ObamaCare 47 times. Then vote for the CR, which funds it. Then send out tax-payer funded mailers that say they voted to repeal and de-fund it. My mom calls that a lie. But she digresses..
Anyway, back to Phase II and why Republicans are getting beat again here: ObamaCare was never about the Affordable Care Act. It was always about Single-payer total government nationalized health-care. They had to lie to pass ObamaCare (you can keep your plan and your doctor, the price will go down $2,500, yada-yada), then pretend they tried to implement something they knew wouldn’t work ($500 million on a website to boot), then have the President issue waivers and delay the big business mandate (gotta take care of your buds).
Now, just sit back and giggle while establishment Republicans run around screaming and calling the few conservatives who actually understand what’s really going on all sorts of names and blaming them for trying to actually stop this madness. Admit it – as time goes on, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are looking smarter and smarter.
Defunding was the only thing standing between us and Single-payer, Nationalized HealthCare that you, folks, will NEVER get rid of. Sorry.
And here’s Phase II of the proof – from the Huffington Post: Headline – “Obama Considers Administrative Fix To Health Care Law” – It’s a trial balloon, but it’s coming and it’s the next step in morphing what looks like a monster disaster about to implode, into a government-rescued, tax-payer bailed-out new entitlement called American Socialized Medicine:
(Read carefully and don’t forget in between the lines..)
Huff Post online
The Obama administration is considering a fix to the president’s health care law that would expand the universe of individuals who receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, an administration source told The Huffington Post.
President Barack Obama on Thursday apologized to people who were being “disadvantaged” because of the Affordable Care Act’s stricter regulations and requirements. In doing so, he told NBC News’ Chuck Todd he was exploring ways to ease hardships that have included dropped plans and higher premiums.
“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that — they know — we hear ‘em and that we’re going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this,” the president said. He said the White House was “looking at a range of options” in response to the law’s problematic rollout.
Obama is also considering a different approach.
Oh, I’ll bet he is!
First, they list some fixes that others, including Republicans have suggested, letting people who have purchased coverage through the end of the year keep that coverage, extending the health exchange enrollment deadline, delaying the penalty, yada-yada, etc., who cares, right? But then.. the balloon:
According to the administration source, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”
Such a fix would address the issue of “sticker shock” that has been popping up across the country, as individuals are losing their coverage and finding only higher-cost alternatives. Under the ACA, there are tax subsidies to help individuals and families with income between 133 percent and 400 percent above the poverty level purchase insurance. Those with incomes higher than 400 percent above poverty get no such assistance. The proposed administrative fix would address this group.
Excuse me? The proposed “fix” would “address” this group? And just how many ways could you “address” a group of folks who were getting screwed by the ACA because their premiums, which were promised would go down went up, but unlike people who make less money, don’t qualify for subsidies?
Duh. You raise the percentage to allow these folks to get subsidies as well‼ Is there any doubt in your mind that’s the “proposed fix” on the way? What else could possible “fix” it? They’re not only paying more taxes for people who were uninsured and people who get subsidies, but their premiums are going up, their deductibles are going up, their co-pays are going up and the President promised the costs would drop by an average of $2,500.
So yeah, the White House is “looking at an administrative fix for the population of people in the individual market who may have an increase in premiums, but don’t get subsidies.”
Now look at the joke of the last sentence in the HuffPo article:
But it certainly isn’t likely to quiet Republican criticisms that the law forces some individuals to adopt new plans that may limit the universe of health care providers.
I’d say something funny, but that’s the best joke in the article. The Republicans are going to get loud all of a sudden when President Obama ignores the Separation of Powers and declares that the portion of the Affordable Care Act stating the people making 400% above the poverty level get subsidies will be changed to 500% now? Then 650%; 800%?
When it’s apparent (very soon) that young healthy people aren’t going to sign up for expensive health care to pay for everyone else and just pay the fine (or not), the President has to increase those fines, piss off the young, withhold their driver’s licenses, their college loans – something… Or:
The President will just eventually make another “fix” by pronouncing that everyone is eligible for subsidies for ObamaCare. You know what the Republicans will do when that happens? Nothing! BOOMT – That’s single-payer. And Obama says he’s the hero for saving the system from the insurance companies and The Tea Party. It’s a proven strategy.
In the meantime, the Republicans are running around saying we have to delay the individual mandate? What’s that going to do except help Obama in the midterms? That will actually assist the morphing of ObamaCare into single-payer. Shut-up, yes it will.
It’s not going to implode guys – it’s going to morph. This is a giant scam. Open your eyes – it has been written about going back to Hillary, Alinsky, Roosevelt, Wilson and Marx.
Oh, forget it.
Rodney Lee Conover lives in California with his whippet “Jack.” He’s a candidate for the House of Representatives in California’s 8th District for 2014.
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