A foothold trap is made of two jaws, one or more springs and a trigger in the middle. Usually some type of lure is used. When triggered, the trap closes around the foot preventing escape. Those celebrating the eminent collapse of the Affordable Healthcare Act known as Obamacare should be wary of what they wish for.
At this point the administration mouth pieces at CNN, AP, NBC, CBS, and New York Times seem to be piling on the criticism of the Obamacare rollout. Beneath this seemingly tough reporting is the bait to lead the masses along. Notice how the stories about millions losing their existing health plans under Obamacare is shifting away from the expensive new mandatory coverage to the greedy insurers. Obama who lied about keeping you plan now tells everyone to shop around. The next phase of this propaganda is already showing up on left wing blogs; blame the Republicans for the failures. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-democrats-version-of-_b_4166664.html) Even though the Democrats wrote, voted and signed Obamacare all by themselves without one Republican watch this story told often enough for low information voters to believe it.
The Department of Health and Human Services has been adamant about not releasing actual signups for good reason. The bulk of the people that have managed to sign up find they are now eligible for free Medicaid. In Washington State 87%, Kentucky 82% and New York 64%. The best estimate even with the dramatic increase in Medicaid still say 20% will not have insurance. Now that the trap has been sprung the Democrats can fix the now “Republican” mess with a bill already written: H.R. 676. First proposed in 2003 then resurrected every year when ever changes to health care are discussed. H.R. 676 was reintroduced again this year.( https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr676#overview)
So what are the highlights of H.R. 676 and how different or similar to Obamacare is it? This bill would move every citizen to Medicare regardless of age. It would prohibit health insurance from being sold in United States. Veterans would no longer receive care thru the Veterans Administration but be moved to Medicare. Makes all hospitals and clinics non profit or public owned if they want to continue to provide care. This will all be paid for by another “Trust Fund” (Safe as the Social Security lock box filled with IOU’s) financed by increased taxes on the top 5%,stocks and bonds, the self employed and additional payroll deductions from every working American. Of course a special exemption from the payroll tax for those whom a job is beneath them. To keep track of all this, the creation of a confidential electronic patient record database just like the one implemented for Obamacare.
Single payer is what Obama’s plan was all along. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvg8qVKZYuM#t=120) Notice how unconcerned the administration is about the disastrous roll out of Obamacare. No one is being fired for spending what some estimate to be $634 million on total failure. That is because Obamacare is just one step to the transition to single payer. Every failure brings it one step closer. It is what Obama and the Democrats wanted all along but the American people were not ready for socialized medicine yet.
So our country was led into this foothold trap by greedy voters who believed the bait of free healthcare for all, better than before, even those footing the bill will save $2,500 and you can keep you doctor and hospital. Now we are prevented from escape by the termination of free market health plans by the millions. Do we have what it takes to escape, as the fox that chews his leg off or cancel Obamacare for our freedom? Or will we end up sewn into a coat of progressive socialist dreams of wealth and power for the few?