It was a Kabuki Dance, and one of the main players was Paul Ryan, scripted to play the evildoer. He was going to destroy Obamacare and allow millions to die unless Democrats rallied and pressured Congress to save ACA from the Republican menace. Trump played his part too, and when the effort ended in “failure,” he projected anger and disappointment. So said Huffington Post, showing stock photos of Trump with a dejected look on his face.
Obamacare, or ACA, written by the insurance industry and placed into law while Obama was still the actor-in-chief, is a massive transfer of wealth that makes Bush’s Medicare D prescription drug folly look like Amateur Hour. Take but one example, my 33-year old daughter, now forced to pay $312 a month for health insurance – not health care. This is by force – a whole new arm of the state now monitors us to make sure we comply with this aberration. If she cannot afford it, the taxpayers will pony up. In either case, an insurance company gets $312 a month due to this one citizen’s existence. That was the only objective ever behind ACA – wealth transfer.
In the meantime she is still hesitant to see a doctor for anything, as she is saddled with co-pays, deductibles, co-insurance, max-out-of-pocket of over $7,000 that few Americans can afford, and uncertainty that a condition is even covered. Insurance policies are laden with such features to discourage people from seeking care. They have a name for it – they claim that if they do not build disincentives into their policies, they create a “moral hazard” whereby people abuse the health care system.
I am out of words here. Please supply them. I am not sure any exist.
Everything we just witnessed, Ryan and Trump posturing, Democrats rallying, was scripted, the object being preservation of ACA, a bipartisan rape of the American public. Set Republicans aside for now, as there is a special level in Dante’s Inferno for them as well. Right now I want to single out Democrats for special treatment in reprisal for their aggressive stupidity.
I am thinking about forming a death panel. Care to join in the fun?