Obamacare was passed without one single Republican vote unless you count the late Senator Arlen Spector's vote, who conveniently switched from the Republican party to the Democrat party. The modern day Benedict Arnold then went on to run for reelection as a Democrat and lost. He died in 2012 but left us "the kraken" to fight. Meanwhile Rinos think this "kraken" can be tamed and trained like a pet. Republicans and Democrats alike are finding out on a daily basis that this beast was not meant to be tamed. It was meant to tame the American people. How can a very complicated 2,700 page bill get 60 yays so swiftly when most, if not, all representatives had not read the bill in it's entirety; Skimming would not be acceptable and there were no "cliff notes" on the obsene topic.
Nancy Patricia Pelosi said "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy" Isn't controversy what debates and discussion are all about? The fix was in and the push was aggressive with one mission in mind, to get Obamacare passed even though most Americans didn't want it. With key representatives holding meetings behind the scenes, persuaded with state pork and bologna promises, coerced and lied to, representatives yielded and the bill was passed. But what did they pass?
Liberals, Conservatives and in betweens are starting to see past the fog. The "kraken" has 2,700 folds and with each tentacle is redistributing wealth (in this case health insurance) from one family to the next. Stories across the land are piling up about how employees are losing their health insurance completely or getting it replaced with inferior insurance. A young woman in NYC complained that she received a letter from her employer that they could no longer provide her and the other employees the top of the line insurance she enjoyed for the past 10 years. She will no longer enjoy the luxury of having all her medical expenses paid for. Now, her new insurance policy has a high deductable and her insurance coverage is only 80%. Her employer can no longer afford to give employees the better insurance company because Obamacare is taxing (or for accuracy's sake punishing) quality private health insurance. It's the only way to bring employers and employees to their knees and hence closer and closer to buying mandated government insurance. Yet another story involves individuals who are self employed but covered under their spouses health insurance. One individual whose spouse works for Chase bank said his spouse took a $10,000 annual pay cut in 2012 to pay for their existing health insurance in anticipation of the new Obamacare luxury taxes imposed on private health insurance. Additionally, he said the coverage was no longer 100% with a copay. Even Democrat Kristen Powers who pitches well for the democrats had criticism for Obamacare. She reported that she too saw a rise in her own healthcare costs. She claimed she didn't mind the increase because it helped others less fortunate get heath insurance. The trouble with her statement however is, her higher premium will not make health insurance any more affordable.
The reality is Obamacare was not built to help the uninsured; it's a tax, plain and simple. It taxes the private health insurance of Americans that are already happy with their health plan. It also taxes medical devices and accessories like wheel chairs and pace makers. Doesn't that punish the elderly? Then it mandates citizens to buy or pay a tax and force everyone to have the same insurance.
Fast Forward to today. There are so many Obamacare website issues yet the media says it's just a glitch. Could it be the creators of Obamacare have something to hide? After the 600 million dollar price tag that reports claim it cost to create this monster, why is it not usable? For the very patient applicants that don't mind the delay, why would they keep trying for 8 hours to buy inferior health insurance at higher prices and high deductables? Perhaps it's just a peek into what we can expect. It's certainly not a kinder, gentler healthcare plan. Heartwarming, isn't it?