Obamacare soaring was never about health care. As those of us ‘in the know, know’, it was all about (still is to a great degree) health control. Before the ACA, health insurance costs were half of what they are now. It succeeded in sending health insurance costs skyrocketing for private sector insurance. It also brought about large numbers of experienced American physicians retiring, as they were at the age that they really didn’t need the aggravation of dealing with the ACA.
Since then, an influx of third-world doctors have invaded our hospitals to replace them.
With its massive deductibles and co-payments, having Obamacare is basically useless for many low-income families, as its provisions don’t kick in unless you’re in a catastrophic medical condition. Its subsidies deal with the cost of the insurance, not with what it covers.
The health insurance industry was essentially undermined by the ACA, and now the DemoMarxocrats want to destroy what’s left of it with the ‘medicare for all’ single-payer scheme.
Here are the costs of just one family lifted from the comments thread…
“This is what the “Affordable” care act costs a family of 4 in my state (as of this past June 2020). We only have ONE company to pick from. We both earn money (decent pay), so we’re not eligible for subsidy – I work for me, so no company insurance there, neither does my spouse’s work.”
“Before the ACA, in 2010, my private insurance for a family of 5 was under $800 a month with a $5000 deductible. So, we go without insurance. ThAnKs ObAmA.”
“I delayed buying medicine I needed because it was so expensive, and I had to pay full freight until I hit the new higher ObamaCare deductible limit. I just couldn’t afford it. Even when I saved up, having to drop almost $4000 for that first prescription each year was painful when I did manage to afford it.”
Obamacare soaring – Criminal is what it was (still is) …
Monica Showalter, American Thinker: ‘Obamacare Costs Soar Delaying Medical Treatment’…
Democrats can’t character-assault Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett the way they did Brett Kavanaugh, so they’re screaming bloody murder that Barrett will kill millions of Americans in the event she rules against Obamacare.
According to Rich Lowry, writing in the New York Post:
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says that this is her “assignment.” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island says that she is a “judicial torpedo” aimed at the Affordable Care Act. She’s coming to take something away from you.
Which is total garbage. It comes as a study rolls out showing that Obamacare itself is killing off millions.
Matt Margolis at PJMedia found this ugly little detail about this government health care takeover that Democrats confuse with actual health care:
According to a Gallup survey from December 2019, 33 percent of Americans say they or a family member put off treatment for a health condition because of the costs.This number has remained virtually unchanged since Obamacare was passed. In fact, the number has averaged about 30 percent since 2006, which is significantly higher than it was back in 2001, when only 19 percent of Americans said they or a family member put off treatment for a health condition because of the cost.[-]
[+] … The sorry reality of Obamacare is not only do you not get to keep your doctor, your health care costs go through the roof. No subsidy can fix this so long as no free market exists. Leftist pile up mandate upon mandate to each and every insurance policy sold, and the only way to pay for such things is to keep raising premiums, which are generally minimal with price controls, and let deductibles go through the roof.
Link to completion below…
One would wish of course, that this issue were front and center these days as opposed to being hidden in the undergrowth. The Dems and the MSM babble on about what a wonderful gift the ACA was to millions of previously uninsured Americans. The few anecdotal stories still buzzing around paint a very different picture. Of those crusaders screaming the loudest in favor of Obamacare, how many of them actually are enrolled in Obamacare?
That would be an interesting caper to pursue; likely not very many!
Fact is that from the very beginning, Obamacare soaring made healthcare more expensive, not less, as premiums, co-pays and deductibles increased for millions of Americans who don’t receive government assistance. It was possible to fix what was wrong with our healthcare system without nuking the whole thing, but as we know, DemoMarxocrats like to destroy the systems we have and replace them with systems that provide them with more power and us with less freedom.
Thankfully, we have a warrior-president currently at the helm looking out for ALL Americans! Including the eventual removal of the specious Obamacare, to be replaced with something far more affordable and preventative.
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – the afore-mentioned warrior-president Donald John Trump – MAGA! KAG!
- Monica Showalter, American Thinker: Obamacare Costs Soar Delaying Medical Treatment