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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Let's Talk Obamacare

Everybody want's to talk Obamacare; so let's. The Republicans want to repeal and replace and the Democrats want to save its sorry ass. By every measure except the illusion that it provides free healthcare for the "poor" ObamaCare is a total failure. Have a look: There are 300 million people in America and ObamaCare provides  over-rated and over-charged healthcare for 20 million. Of the 20 million, 15 million are medicare and medicaid recipients who would be covered by those programs under the current rules. So in truth we are left with the original 5 million who lost their plans when ObamaCare was passed in 2009. They are still the only paying customers the program has. Almost everybody else in America has an employee-based or government-based healthcare plan. The uninsured not on Medicare or Medicaid still remain uninsured. The mandate has failed despite the penalties and hospital emergency rooms are still full to overflowing. I could throw a whole bunch of stuff in here and make this the kind of discussion supporters of the program would like to use to preserve it, but when you bare away the leaves the simple facts are plain. ObamaCare's limb's are dead because it is a sellout to insurance companies financed by the taxpayers of America. Up Next: Repeal and Replace.