The nightmare that is Obamacare continues for many millions of Americans as we enter “open season” for health insurers and their clients. Obamacare (AKA the Affordable Care Act) is the ultimate oxymoron because healthcare costs have skyrocketed under the ACA and insurance premiums have gone beyond the reach of many middle and lower class families. Insurers are abandoning unprofitable markets and entire communities and states are limited to one (or no) insurer. The ACA was forced on America by a Democrat run Congress and White House who believed that more government interference was needed in the lives of average citizens. In George Orwell’s 1984 the government attempted to control citizens’ every thought and action. Soma was the drug that removed independent thought and motivation, making subjects of the state mental slaves to government control. The ACA dictated health insurance coverage for everyone regardless of their actual needs (such as birth control and maternity benefits for nuns). It also mandated that everyone purchase insurance or pay a fine. This aspect of the ACA is totally unconstitutional but the left-leaning Supreme Court failed to throw out the law. The Dems in Congress are good at attacking any Republican efforts to amend or repeal Obamacare saying that millions of people will lose their healthcare coverage. The latest numbers suggest that an additional 800,000 – 1,600,000 people will lose their insurance during the current open season due to higher premiums, deductibles and fewer insurers. This is not counting the millions who would rather pay the Obamacare fines than the cost of an all-encompassing insurance policy.
The Dems are great at scaring people over their healthcare. I have worked in the medical field for over 40 yrs and can testify that we have a compassionate, competent system that provides for EVERYONE regardless of their ethnicity, social status, or ability to pay. We are a generous nation and never “leave anyone behind.” The Dems should be ashamed because they are the ones who prey on minorities and the poor, courting their votes but never doing anything to actually improve their lives. All the Democrat social programs are purposely designed to keep the poor dependent on government benefits and Democratic leadership. The best way out of poverty is education and economic enterprise two things that would actually be a threat to some in the Democrat Party. They also like to portray Republicans as rich, and every Republican proposal is designed to benefit the wealthy. Therefore I propose we make public record of every Senator and Representative’s tax return and financial statement. I believe the wealth on the Democratic side of the aisle is equal to or greater than that on the Republican side of the aisle. Whether we are talking healthcare or taxes, Congress needs to simply do what is best for the average American.