This week, Breitbart News’ Scot Vorse wrote a very accurate enumeration of some of the more poisonous of the poison pills contained in Obamacare, some of which were anticipated prior to the legislation being rammed down Americans’ throats a few years ago.
First off, and most significant, is the recent announcement by United Healthcare — The nation’s largest health insurer — that it is considering pulling out of Obamacare due to projected losses of $600 million in 2016 due to the health care law.
This widespread liability affecting health insurers was predicted by many Obamacare detractors, but it was also expected by the White House and the drafters of Bath House Barry’s signature legislation. The single payer system – or rather, nationalized health care – has been their stated goal, and the wholesale pullout of major insurers is the repercussion that was expected as a means to achieving that goal.
While the White House and the left whined in 2010 about Obamacare’s opponents not having offered workable fixes to the “health care crisis” – which was brought about by calculating, market-stifling legislation and policies and the work of leftist trial attorneys over many years, there were in fact Republicans, lobbyists, analysts, and even private citizens who had proposed comprehensive market-based remedies that would have aided Americans who were uninsured or inordinately overburdened with health care costs.
In explaining their actions, UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said plainly that his company’s position is not sustainable due to the constraints placed on it by Obamacare.
Well, what a surprise…
Vorse points out some of the misrepresentations and outright lies that were used to sell Obamacare to the public, among them, the “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie, new insurance plans being even more financially onerous than pre-Obamacare plans, the “$2,500 in savings per family” lie, as well as the Obamacare “death spiral” evidenced by collapsing health care exchanges and co-ops, and UnitedHealth’s announcement.
The writer points out that even the New York Times reported that in many states, “more than half the plans offered for sale through HealthCare.gov, the federal online marketplace, have a deductible of $3,000 or more.”
“My commitment is to make sure that we’ve got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president. I would hope that we set up a system that allows those who can go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort, but I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately.”
- Barack Hussein Obama, Service Employees International Union meeting, 2007
It should have been clear in 2007 to anyone with a financial stake in anything that the man making that statement should have been kept out of the White House – indeed, out of any elected office in America – by all lawful means at our disposal. But scores of major companies backed him, including insurance providers.
Their executives and boards of directors won’t suffer too much when these companies self-destruct, but their stockholders and employees sure will…
For 50 years, one of the left’s key objectives has been to get “one payer” – one provider for health care and insurance: The federal government. Ruin the insurance companies, and you’re a major step closer to getting that. Once they implode why, it will practically be the government’s duty to fill that void, right?
It’s difficult to believe that so many insurers actually believed the Obama regime and became party to this crime.