Today when you awoke from your nights slumber and the sun rose as expected it might seem like any other ordinary day. But today is fundamentally different than yesterday. Overnight you lost some freedoms that have been ours for over 237 years. As of today the Federal government will require, for the first time in history that you purchase something designed by bureaucrats, passed by Democrats and enforced by law.
Despite the best efforts of the Tea Party, the voters and the last ditch effort of a few Republicans, Obamacare is open for business today. The American people have until December 31st to select a mandatory healthcare plan or face the consequences of rising fines for not buying into the Democrats health plan. This bitter pill was eased down the throats of the public with the honey of lies. Lies like it will not cost the government money, you can keep you existing health plan, and the government will not be paying for abortions.
As the days crept closer to trading our liberty for “free” healthcare each lie has been exposed but it was too late. Despite even taxing crutches for the needy, Obamacare will cost trillions in new debt in the years to come. (http://iwvoices.com/obamacaredebt.pdf ) Yes you can keep your existing health plan unless you are in one of the ten states that health insurers left. (http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/28/ten-states-where-obamacare-wipes-out-existing-health-care-plans/) Yes the Government will not be paying for abortions just up to one quarter of your premiums will go towards mandated “women’s health”.( http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/30/white-house-lawmakers-staff-get-abortion-coverage/) Even the “free” portion of Obamacare has been quietly removed from government websites.( http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-website-quietly-deletes-reference-free-health-care_757348.html)
Proponents of Obamacare are either strangely silent or already trying to assign blame to the Republicans, insurance companies, and businesses. They claim we did not give up enough freedom and should have had a single payer system. Others like the unions have suddenly realized their temporary exemptions no longer protect their members.
So as of this morning all Americans can no longer choose the healthcare they need. They must choose a plan that the Democrats approved. Doctors and Hospitals can no longer charge what they see fit; they will get paid what the Democrats deem reasonable. Insurance companies can no longer offer plans to fit your budget, only plans that fit the mold. Businesses will no longer look at healthcare as a benefit of working but as an obstacle to full time employment.
What can we expect of the future of Obamacare? Expect the most costly provisions to be delayed like the yearly cap on out of pocket expenses to continue until the public has digested the latest placebo. Expect the subsidies to select voter blocks and politicians to continue no matter what the cost to ensure Democratic victories. Expect a slow creep into our private lives under the guise of healthcare. Right now it is smokers paying higher premiums how long before it is gun owners, overweight people, and finally those deemed unworthy of insuring like the handicapped or elderly? Can we expect the Human Health and Services to treat every American equally just like Louis Lerner of the IRS and Eric Holder of the Justice Department does?
Today October 1st 2013, will not live in infamy like December 7th but will be one more stepping stone on the road to ruin. Just like August 19th 1935 the day the 95% of the German population voted 90% yes to place Hitler in charge of their country. Like that day it will be as hard to find supporters of Obamacare in the wreckage of healthcare as it was to find supporters of Hitler in the ruins of Berlin.