3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ObamaCare’s Welfare State

The Democrats who wrote the ObamaCare law believe there are two types of people in America: 1) People who need to be screwed over and 2) People who need to be put on welfare. What may surprise you is just how many people are discovering that they are now both.

Here are 3 things that most people don’t know about ObamaCare:

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1. It makes health insurance more expensive for EVERYBODY
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suprisedcat123“My premium is now HOW much?”

Yes, this first point does make Obama a liar when he swore that “premiums will drop for the average family by $2,500 a year”. So what about all those things the propaganda media outlets are reporting that premiums are lower than expected and that people are now finally getting affordable coverage? Yes, if you throw your critical thinking skills out the window, a lot of what Democrats say sounds very good. First of all, when the news proudly announces “premiums are lower than expected”, they are NOT saying “premiums are lower than they are now.” They know that Democrat voters are so desperate for good news from their side they won’t question what they are told and/or aren’t smart enough to be able to tell the difference.

To normal people, the reasons health insurance premiums are soaring are obvious. After all, ObamaCare pretty much throws your healthcare customization options out the window by demanding insurance companies to cover everything under the sun, even if you don’t need or want it. You see, in a free market, a single guy wouldn’t need pregnancy insurance. Of course Obama, in his infinite wisdom, decreed: too bad. You’re paying for it if you want it or not. So using our common sense, we can see how it is impossible for health costs to go anywhere but up.

“But”, you may ask, “but what about those people with pre-existing conditions? Aren’t insurance companies now forced to accept their applications and are forbidden from charging them more?” Yes, that is true. But of course, if they are already sick, it’s not health INSURANCE that they’re getting now is it? The concept of “insurance” is to protect yourself in case something bad happens.

Yaris Smashed by Rock“Uh, hello Geico? I need to get insurance . . . how do you define pre-existing condition exactly?”

There is a reason you can’t buy home owner’s insurance AFTER your house burns down. Coverage for pre-existing conditions is not “insurance” but actually a form of welfare. Which brings us to point number . . .

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2. ObamaCare “subsidies” is really just another word for “welfare”.
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Since prices for health insurance are obviously skyrocketing, going up by 200% – 600% for some people, how is Obama going to try to hide this fact and sell it to his fan base? Simple: he puts them on welfare. Of course, Democrats are smart enough to use a different, nicer sounding word:  subsidies. In all practical aspects though, they are exactly the same. Government raises taxes, takes people’s income and redistributes it back to their loyal supporters. When the government finally lumbers up with a working website (it only cost 3x more than they promised it would), they’ll hide the real prices from insurance seekers and instead say: “Hey, take a government subsidy to buy something you used to be able to afford! Now you’ll never vote Republican again!”

healthcaregovGovernment: “We apologize we couldn’t make a working website despite having 3 years and $500 million. But we are sure we are perfectly capable of making your medical decisions for you. Just trust us . . . and take a number.”

Since the average Democrat voter has no qualms on depending on the government for survival, this will not faze them. For people who consider themselves as part of the middle class however, being forced into a situation where you are being trained to depend on government handouts is outrageous. As for people who already have health problems, they are getting complete government protection and support (aka “welfare”) because health care in this country is simply just too expensive to pay for out of pocket. Which brings us to point number . . .

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3. Saying we need ObamaCare to control healthcare costs is like asking OJ Simpson to find his wife’s killer.
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One reason for the fervent belief among Democrats on the need for the government takeover of healthcare  is because healthcare is just too ridiculously expensive to pay for on your own. What you may not know (and average Democrat certainly doesn’t know) is the REASON health care is so expensive in the first place is because of . . . . government regulations!

So isn’t this like asking the Joker in the Batman movies to perform reconstructive plastic surgery to help with the sudden increase in mutilations in Gotham City? Yes, yes it is.

Nurse-JokerJust think of him as ObamaCare’s version of “Patch Adams”.

Although we could write a book on the thousands of ways government interference in the healthcare industry can cause one toothbrush to cost $1,000 (I’m not kidding), here is just a quick list of innumerable ways the government created the problem they are now claiming to fix.

  1. Disengaging the customer (you) from the costs of healthcare
  2. Legal rules allowing multi-million dollar lawsuits
  3. Government restricting the sale of insurance policies across state lines
  4. Artificial limit on number of doctors
  5. Ridiculously high costs on medical innovation
  6. Regulations limiting the amount of medication that can be made
  7. Refusing to enforce immigration laws

Well, that’s enough discussion of some of the ugly secrets hidden in ObamaCare. After all, if our politicians are willing to live under the same rules they wrote for the rest of us, how bad can it really be? Oh wait . . . .

ObamaCare Exemption

Democrat McCaskill, not Akin (R), Supports Rapists

You may have heard about the political firestorm involving a Republican candidate for the Senate concerning his “legitimate rape” comments. If not, here is a quick summary.

A Republican candidate that no one has heard of was asked about abortion on a local TV station that no one watches this past Sunday. Todd Akin was asked whether he believes abortion is justified in cases of rape and replied that he thought doctors said in cases of a “legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.” But even if she did get pregnant, the rapist should be punished, not the child.

Let’s be clear. No one is defending his remarks. Akin has since said he had misspoken and has apologized. Mitt Romney and entire GOP has condemned his remarks, stripped away all campaign funding and even demanded that he step down from running for Senate.

Would that be a strong enough retaliation to satisfy our supposedly balanced national reporters and news anchors? Of course not! In a media frenzy that some say exposes a deeply-rooted hatred of all conservatives, news shows started labeling all Republicans as anti-women, anti-abortion or even pro-rapist.

If someone was interested in actual facts, they would notice that the farthest Republicans have gone was cutting FEDERAL FUNDING of abortions, mostly affecting Medicare. That normally would be a no-brainer since at least half the country thinks killing babies is bad and don’t feel they should be forced to sponsor it. Despite all the protests from the pro-abortion lobby about “choice”, they always manage to forget to mention that abortions are still done with state funding, medical insurance, charities, out of pocket, etc.

Of course, if the 6672 news articles (so far) on Google News on “Akin” are any indication, liberals aren’t particularly interested in letting little things like “facts” get in the way of a good ol’ Republican’s-War-On-Women smear campaign.

Let us now contrast this media attention to Akin to his opponent, Democrat Claire McCaskill. On March 24, 2010, McCaskill voted specifically to guarantee access to taxpayer-funded Viagra for rapists and child molesters. You can arguably say that she insisted on spending people’s tax money to medically help rapists so that they are physically able to rape again. And if McCaskill was a Republican, that is exactly what CNN, ABC, NBC and your Yahoo! News headlines would be saying.

But what have the headlines been saying instead?

Liberal Media Answer: LOL! What headlines? If we can ignore the Obama’s Adminstration sexual-harassment scandal in the department of Homeland Security, we can ignore this too!

So in summary we have:

1: Someone who apologized after uttering something medically inaccurate on a local TV station about “legitimate rape” and pregnancies and

2: Someone who is proud to have provided the deciding vote for a national law to ensure the right of rapists and child molesters to have all the erectile-dysfunctional medicine they need to potentially harm more women and children.

A reasonable human being would assume the second person would be in the center of a national controversy and denounced as “anti-women”. But as it turns out, since that second person is a liberal, the same reasonable standards don’t apply.

Oh well, no one believes the national liberal media and Democrats are reasonable human beings anyway.  🙂

Satire: Mitt Romney Proposes New Healthcare Law: RomneyCaresMore

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After Thursday’s devastating Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare, Republicans were forced to retreat and focus on a new election strategy for November 2012. “I guess we’ll have to think of a new plan” said a Republican, “even though most Americans don’t like ObamaCare now, we think that the news media like CNN will ignore the huge problems and keep repeating the Obama administration’s talking points right up to the election.”

Although polls indicate that 56% of Americans support the repeal of ObamaCare, an incredible number for a federal law, certain provisions remain popular, such as allowing 26-year-old children to stay on their parent’s health insurance, no lifetime caps on benefits, free preventative care and no denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

Realizing that many people don’t care how ObamaCare will devastate the economy, cause people to be dropped from their company’s insurance and halt most medical research and progress, Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has proposed a new revamped plan called RomneyCaresMore.

“In this plan”, said a Romney’s spokesperson, “instead of stopping at 26 like Obama, we will allow 76-year-old children to say on their parent’s health insurance! Not only will we also force insurance companies to accept anybody with any medical condition with no lifetime limit on benefits, we’ll also force insurance companies to offer free health spa treatments such as the Argan Oil Massage and Tepezcohuite Body Drench to patients. After all, we believe it is a basic fundamental human right to look your best and have properly moisturized skin if you’re spending any time in a hospital!”

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Critics have pointed out that forcing insurance companies to cover too many things will cause health care costs and therefore health insurance premiums to skyrocket. Since ObamaCare already limits how much insurance companies can charge, experts believe most will be forced to declare bankruptcy.

Romney waved off the criticism and said he learned how to solve these issues from watching Obama. “We’ll just say that anyone who points out these obvious facts are simply racists and watches too much Fox News.

We realize that once everyone is dumped by their employer and forced onto Medicaid by ObamaCare, Democrats will have complete control over people’s lives and lifestyles and no one will be able to vote them out of office unless they want to be denied care by one of Obama’s death panels. So we’ll just have to beat them to the punch with RomneyCaresMore. Only by pandering more free stuff to the American people than Obama can I possibly win presidency.”

When asked if he really thinks that the American people are stupid enough to fall for RomneyCaresMore benefits and ignore the horrible long term consequences to the nation, Mitt Romney simply shrugged and replied “It worked for Obama didn’t it?”

College Textbooks and Health Insurance

If there is one thing college students can agree on, is that textbooks are outrageously expensive (and increasing 6% a year, twice as much as inflation). On the other hand, students are remarkably divided over the issue of health care (itself increasing about 7% a year), with many seeing nothing wrong with the idea of the government helping out a “little”.

Heck, if even the Cuban government protects you from paying out of pocket when you’re sick, why can’t we have that wonderful system here? (Now cue the angry fist shaking at those evil Republicans!)

So what’s the connection? It’s all about customer control. If books have been getting cheaper over the years, with ebooks being available for as low as $9.99, why would just one 528 page Sociology textbook cost $120? The ebook version, (which you get to keep for a whole half-year!) costs $48. Why? When you get around to reading your economics textbook (cost: $177.33), you learn about price being determined by things called “Supply”, “Demand” and “Elasticity”. If an item is priced too high for a customer’s taste, they simply purchase a cheaper substitute.

So why doesn’t that work with college textbooks? Despite what you might think while handing over your credit card at the bookstore’s register, you’re not the customer! The real customer for textbooks is your professor. They choose the books their students will buy and many want books published in the last year or so (encouraging publishers to pump out new editions), with snazzy covers and pre-made powerpoints and tests (and you thought your professor made those!). Since they get their books free, price doesn’t factor in quite as much.

So how does this relate to costs of healthcare? As any intelligent student will be able to make the connection, once you don’t have to pay directly for the costs of a product, (like professors), it doesn’t really matter too much if the price is $100 or $1,000. Health insurance does that to us for health care costs, health insurance paid for by your employer does that even more. Now what if you support “free” healthcare, paid for by your loving and benevolent government? Why not go to the ER for a sprained ankle?

Patient: Doctor, I just sprained my ankle!
Doctor: Why don’t you put an ice pack on it?
Patient: I want an MRI, just to be sure!
Doctor: You realize it’s not necessary and costs $15,000?
Patient: I don’t care. I’m not paying for it.
Doctor: Hey, neither am I! Want a triple bypass with that?

Unless you’re going for a Bachelor’s in Short-Sighted Thinking, you’ll realize in two seconds that there’s no such thing as “free” healthcare. And unless you’re also shooting for a double major in “Receiving Welfare for the Rest of Your Life”, you’ll forever be that student in the bookstore, wondering why your paycheck is being cut in half to pay for some bum’s $250,000 week-long hospital visit for a drug overdose. They don’t think we’re that stupid do they?

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumerawareness/a/gaobookcosts.htm
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/FIN-259252/Healthcare-Costs-Up-7-by-Sept