Wednesday, April 2, 2014

OBAMACARE: THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S "VICTORY" OF 7.1 MILLION "ENROLLED"

President Obama gloated today on national TV this morning about the success of Obamacare because there are 7.1 million "enrolled" as of the March 31, 2014 deadline. First of all, how can the President gloat over a program that is forced on the people. If you have no choice but to sign up for the program or pay a penalty then is the program a success? Would millions of Americans willingly purchase expensive health insurance that benefits the insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies and government?

Second, Obama's claim of 7.1 million Americans that enrolled does not include those who actually paid and it does not include the 4-5 million Americans that lost their insurance due to Obamacare. So when you take into account those statistics, it is very likely there is a net decrease in those with insurance coverage as compared to last year. 

According to Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com: 
Obamacare's "victory" is the philosophical equivalent of every dictator who has ever shoved a gun in the faces of helpless citizens and told them to swear their allegiance to him. Only in a totalitarian regime does the President celebrate millions of people being forced into compliance and call it a "victory." The very idea is morally repugnant and wholly anti-American.
If millions of people had been given a free choice and voluntarily chosen Obamacare health insurance, that would be a genuine victory worth celebrating. But for Obama to celebrate a forced, penalty-ridden government mandate shoved down the throats of the People is a violation of the basic tenants of human 
The last-minute surge in enrollment had more to do with the fear of being penalized or audited by the IRS then free will to choose health insurance coverage. If Obamacare was so great, millions would not wait to the last minute. In addition, 7.1 million is still ridiculously low when you are looking at a population of over 330 million people. So what is the gloating all about?

What else Obama is not telling you is that most of the sign ups are people who are 55-64 looking for highly subsidized insurance so they can retire, people who have pre-existing conditions and therefore their premiums are lower than their monthly medical bills, and those that qualify for medicaid. Not enough of the young and the healthy of any age are signing up. What does this mean? Those of you who are signed up and those who plan to sign up this year will be paying much higher premiums, whether you get a subsidy or not. 

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