March 23, 2010
HuffPo Debunks 18 ObamaCare Myths
Posted by Dave Blount at March 23, 2010 9:07 AM
To think I guffawed back in 2008 when I was told the Moonbat Messiah would unite us. He's doing such a good job, he's even got Jane Hamsher at HuffPo on the same side as patriots. Hamster rips into the ObamaCare abomination by exposing 18 myths:
Myth 1: This is a universal health care bill.
Tens of millions will be left uninsured.
Myth 2: Insurance companies hate this bill.
Fascistic crony capitalism works for the established players, who will benefit in the short term when we are compelled by Big Government to buy their products.
Myth 3: The bill will significantly bring down insurance premiums for most Americans.
Myth 4: The bill will make health care affordable for middle class Americans.
Actually, ObamaCare will come down on the hated middle class (the "bourgeoisie" in BHO's Marxist circles) like a ton of bricks.
Myth 5: This plan is similar to the Massachusetts plan, which makes health care affordable.
More like: it is similar to the Massachusetts mess in that it does not make healthcare affordable.
Myth 6: This bill provides health care to 31 million people who are currently uninsured.
Mostly all it does is demand they buy insurance whether they want to or not.
Myth 7: You can keep the insurance you have if you like it.
Maybe, maybe not. Another glib lie from Chairman Zero.
Myth 8: The "excise tax" will encourage employers to reduce the scope of health care benefits, and they will pass the savings on to employees in the form of higher wages.
Bwahaha! With unemployment sky high and every act of our government driving it higher (including ObamaCare), don't hold your breath waiting for higher wages until hyperinflation kicks in.
Myth 9: This bill employs nearly every cost control idea available to bring down costs.
Nearly all cost control measures were left out. The Cloward-Piven maniacs running the federal government couldn't care less about costs.
Myth 10: The bill will require big companies like Wal-Mart to provide insurance for their employees.
Actually, it requires you to provide subsidized insurance to Walmart employees.
Myth 11: The bill "bends the cost curve" on health care.
Healthcare as a percentage of GDP will climb still higher.
Myth 12: The bill will provide immediate access to insurance for Americans who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition.
Sure: a whole "0.7% of those without insurance now will get coverage." That's easily worth a few $trillion to the rest of us.
Myth 13: The bill prohibits dropping people in individual plans from coverage when they get sick.
No regulatory body is empowered to enforce preventing people from getting dropped.
Myth 14: The bill ensures consumers have access to an effective internal and external appeals process to challenge new insurance plan decisions.
The internal appeals process means you can take it up with the insurance company, just like you could do if the government butted out — except without government involvement, you would have an unlimited range of alternatives, so the insurance companies would have to listen to you.
Myth 15: This bill will stop insurance companies from hiking rates 30%-40% per year.
Not only does it not prevent rate hikes, ObamaCare makes them inevitable.
Myth 16: When the bill passes, people will begin receiving benefits under this bill immediately.
Most provisions don't take effect until 2014, giving Comrade Obama lots of time to get reelected and settled into a second term.
Myth 17: The bill creates a pathway for single payer.
Maybe eventually. But it looks like instead of the communist healthcare hardcore moonbats want, we'll get crony capitalist healthcare, where a few big corporations get rich by serving as extensions of the authoritarian government — kind of like how things were done in Central Europe in the 1930s.
Myth 18: The bill will end medical bankruptcy and provide all Americans with peace of mind.
Having medical insurance hardly prevents medical bankruptcy, nor will it under ObamaCare.
At last we have something that every informed person can agree on: ObamaCare is nothing but a naked statist power grab that will make everything worse.
On a tip from Shawn.