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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is the President Walking on Broken Glass?

Just how bad is the situation with ObamaCare? Has it driven the President to the edge? As the truth emerges and we discover that He and the Democrats understood the healthcare market would be utterly unraveled to accomplish the long-sought liberal goal of national healthcare. We learned that while he and other Democrats assured us if we liked our policy we could keep it was a lie.  If we liked our doctors we could keep them, period, was a lie too. Worse yet, they knew it was a lie and told it anyway. It was as bold a lie as you could tell. As brazen as a lie could be. Even as he said it he knew it was untrue and he thought he could get away with it. Like a kid in a candy store, the President thought he could pocket that one piece and walk out without getting caught. But as the lies piled on and the truth became a victim of the knockout the President has been caught and is now walking on the broken glass of a shattered healthcare scheme? How will the bloodbath end?

Monday, November 18, 2013

ObamaCare: The Road to Single-Payer

Those that think the Republicans have never offered an alternative to ObamaCare are wrong. The simple truth is Democrats don't want reform. What they want is "Single-Payer." They want government run healthcare to control people's lifestyles and medical choices. They want to eliminate insurance companies from the equation and impose a healthcare tax on every working person and subsidize the cost for those they deem "can't afford it." What is occurring now is the intermediate step toward single payer; make policy management so impossible that it becomes a losing proposition for insurance companies, hospitals and doctors and they get out of the business. Both are happening right now.If you think this is a paranoid view consider the following: Before ObamaCare was passed 85% of people with healthcare insurance were satisfied with the policies. It wasn't perfect, but 85% is not bad. There were said to be 40 million people uninsured. Some who did not want insurance and some who did not have it because they were too poor or ineligible. Rather than legislate reforms to provide wider coverage and lower prices, which could have been easily done, the Democrats decided to go after the whole enchilada. To accomplish this they have to destroy the current system. The Democrats have told what they think you deserve: MedicAid, also known as healthcare for the poor, except for the ruling class of course. Be careful what you wish for.