Shorten your search for the cause of all social problems by first ferreting out how government is involved.
As we all knew back in 2010, the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act would create a government system that was neither affordable nor would provide the needed healthcare. Today after six years of covered up collapse Obama’s flagship legislation is the travesty everyone with basic knowledge of economics and human nature predicted. The only ones still in the true believers ranks are the far leftwingers whom Hillary Clinton’s own campaign emails describe as “naïve, radical, and dumb”.
Obamacare is now in its acknowledged “death spiral” with the Republicans vowing to replace it with a more free market version cum safety net version, and the Democrats promising to “repair” it as they seek to also replace it, but with a nationalized healthcare system that will be an even bigger disaster than what they passed in the dead of night so, a la Nancy, we could find out what was in it. Well, what we know that’s in it is all bad, and we still don’t know what bigger disasters it holds for us. We do know that states’ insurance co-ops have collapsed, insurance companies are pulling out of healthcare markets, remaining premiums are increasing an average of 25% per year, and fewer people than ever can afford it.
Oh yes, there is a constant stream of propaganda from the pinhead progressive pundits telling us that now 20M more Americans have healthcare than before Obamacare. They don’t tell you that of the 35-40M who didn’t have healthcare before, only 9M or less than 3% of the population said they didn’t have it because they couldn’t afford it. The others just didn’t want to buy it, and more of them still are not buying it even under Obamacare. To have provided healthcare for the presumed 9M needy, a much cheaper solution was available than ruining the nation’s healthcare industry.
(Here the progressives are quick to remind us that the affordability is not all that bad since the government will help some of the needy with subsidies for the their increased premiums. Well, where in hell does that money come from except from taxpayers?! That is not a cost reduction, it's just another wealth transfer payment hidden only from the liberal mind.)
Every promise that was made by Obamacare’s supporters has turned out to be a lie. The funniest may be the one about “bending the cost curve” of healthcare. That almost turned out to be true except that what even the White House is now admitting is that the curve is now bending the wrong way. Of all the many big National Lies that have issued from this administration, Obamacare has a good chance of taking first place. And as usual, every time leviathan demonstrates another corrupt and incompetent solution, their promised remedy always doubles down with more money, more bureaucracy, and more regulations. Look around you to see what kind of Americans continue to believe that doing more of the same thing will yield a better solution next time. Perhaps you can even discover a characteristic that is common to these people.
Lucky Strike Extra – What California city has demonstrated fiscal responsibility in its handling of public employee pensions and given lie to the politicians’ claim (including from our own Rood Center) that there was nothing that could have been done to avoid the coming crushing burden of unfunded liabilities? Answer: Fresno which has also amassed a $300M surplus and is one of only seven cities in the US that are not encumbered by unfunded public pension liabilities.