Ever since the Obama administration proclaimed that the Obamacare website is "fixed" and that eight million Americans signed up for the new healthcare plan, news about the so-called Affordable Care Act has virtually disappeared from mainstream news broadcasts and newspapers.
The absence of substantive news is the first indication that all is not well with the new plan. In fact, the facts show that not much is going as intended by the Neo-Marxists of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party. According to Obamacare Watch, a new watchdog agency that has been set up to monitor the new health plan, the following problems have surfaced along with incessant administration lies to cover it up:
-- A new McKinsey study published in Forbes shows that 74 percent of those who signed up for Obamacare were already previously insured. Thus, only one out of four enrollees did not have insurance previously in spite of the fact that Obamacare was sold to the American people as a means of providing insurance for those who did not have it.
-- An Obamacare-approved insurer stated that Americans are going to have to change their thinking that they are entitled to choice when it comes to doctors and hospitals. By its very nature, Obamacare severely restricts personal choice, meaning most citizens will not be able to keep their doctors or choose their own hospitals. These decisions will be made for patients by the Obamacare exchanges in the various states. And exchanges are being limited to just a few, meaning that monopolies will flourish and patients will be forced to get their care from these monopolies.
-- Obamacare keeps private insurance providers in its hip pocket by sending them bribes. You read that right. Bribes. The plan pays off insurance companies to keep them satisfied and happy while most citizens and most doctors grit their teeth in anger. The Weekly Standard did a report that refers to the payoff as a "slush fund."
-- Many of the state exchanges created by the Obamacare program have wasted billions of tax dollars leading many to shut down entirely.
Obamacare is a disaster in the making. The costs to taxpayers will be astronomical. And America is hardly in a financial position to withstand it.
Already the United States is in debt to the tune of 119 trillion dollars, nearly 100 trillion of which are for "unfunded liabilities." This means that the federal government (taxpayers) are on the ropes to pay 100 trillion in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid funding. We no longer have the money to pay for these programs, so the money is borrowed, and we do not have the money to pay the lenders. Add to that the astronomical costs of Obamacare and what you have is a ticking timebomb ready to explode at any time, sending the nation spiraling downward in a death dive economically.
This is why the Republicans here and there who are now talking about making changes to Obamacare rather than repealing it altogether are charting a dangerous course when it comes to the elections this year. Americans want the plan scrapped, but they want a plan that fills in some of the gaps in the American healthcare system that were evident before Obamacare. Several such plans have been offered, but one seems to be the most workable. This plan will be discussed in tomorrow's column.
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