Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Let Us Reason Together -- New Year Edition (2)
The Obamacare Clusterfuck is perhaps the second most media-watched and driven story of 2013, but the realities of it will only start hitting home this year (Happy New Year!!!), and as they do, the horror of it all is liable to mount exponentially. Which is not to say that things were so much better Before Obamacare. They weren't. For millions, they were worse. Now, for other millions they're getting worse.
First of all, this thing costs a fortune in diamonds, rubies, emeralds and pearls to deliver essentially nothing more than "peace of mind." That is to say, those who get "insurance" through this boondoggle will receive in return the joy of knowing they have "insurance" that pays for approximately nothing until they have already spent every dime they have or are ever likely to have; and the joy of it is that hundreds and hundreds of dollars a month go to the "insurance" companies for each and every one of these essentially worthless policies, month in and month out, year in and year out. It's one of the most astonishing domestic scams ever pulled on the public of this country, and everyone involved in its creation and implementation knew exactly what they were doing.
As Americans recognize just what a scam this is, I wonder what sort of fallout there will be.
By now everyone knows that the correct, final and only real answer to the health care issue in this country is what eventually came to be called "Medicare for All." In other words, everyone qualifies for Medicare the instant they are born, and they never lose it throughout their lives. If they or their parents wish them to have additional coverage, they are free to obtain it on the insurance market, but at the very least they will be covered for most medical expenses from the time they are born until they die. This is not rocket science. It's simple, straightforward, and to the point.
We are told over and over again that such a thing is "politically impossible," but we're never told why. We're just supposed to believe there is no way in hell that We, the Rabble, will ever get out from under the insurance industry yoke, so better just get over it.
Once the full impact -- and expense to the individual -- of Obamacare starts hitting home, I doubt our political class, for once in their useless lives, will be able to resist the backlash, but you never know.
They say that 2014 could well result in a worse "shellacking" for Dems than 2010 did. Could be. On the other hand, the whole political class needs to be shellacked this election year, from top to bottom, red and blue alike, as do their pestiferous funders and owners. We may reach the tipping point.
Happy New Year.