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Friday, January 2, 2015

Affordable Health Care Act: Not Affordable -- Epilogue

Two and a half years ago back in July of 2012, I explained in detail all of the many compelling reasons why President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare would actually not be affordable as claimed by he and his administration. (See: Part 1 and Part 2) It was impossible on its face.
A year later, in August of 2013, I discussed several more unpleasant reasons why ObamaCare was a fast approaching train wreck boondoggle disaster for Americans that simply wouldn’t work.
this was because, in a nutshell, the costs of healthcare and healthcare insurance were about to skyrocket as the nation’s healthy and affluent people, who didn’t need healthcare insurance coverage in the past, would suddenly not only be required to start buying it for themselves, but would also be forced by the law to pay the huge new healthcare costs and insurance coverage premium subsidies for all the millions of sick and low income people who previously couldn’t afford healthcare insurance coverage.
ObamaCare is a giant socialist wealth distribution program designed to force affluent and healthy individuals to subsidize healthcare for the less healthy and affluent individuals in America. It’s like forcing the rich to pay grocery bills for the poor, (which we already do now anyway) except in this instance it happens to be healthcare.
President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and all those other die hard socialist supporters of the law have, since 2009, repeatedly denied the reality of the matter. They told us a pack of lies. They said, for example, that costs would go down dramatically; that we could keep our doctors and hospitals; that premiums for coverage would be low.
Obviously, however, we’re only now discovering the sickening truth that this law is just another costly social welfare mandate that will bankrupt Americans unless it is repealed by Congress or struck down by the Supreme Court.
The Affordable Healthcare Act is not affordable.
And now we discover that the infamous MIT professor Jonathan Gruber; that chief architect of the disaster who thinks we’re stupid for allowing it to become law; the guy that now admits he participated in a fraud, has known all along that the scheme would not be affordable. He knew it when he was writing the bill and he told the President so
So while Obama was telling Americans all those dirty lies, like the cost of health care would go down, etc., Gruber, his expert, was telling him exactly the opposite. “The problem is it starts to go hand in hand with the mandate; you can’t mandate insurance that’s not affordable. This is going to be a major issue,” he told the President in 2009.
“Why should we hold 48 million uninsured people hostage to the fact that we don’t yet know how to control costs in a politically acceptable way? Let’s get the people covered and then let’s do cost control.” he told the President in 2009.
The only way to control costs is to effectively deny treatment, he told the President in 2009. “The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want. It’s about telling patients, ‘That surgery doesn’t do any good, so if you want it you have to pay the full cost.’”
So now we know from the guy who cooked up the scheme that, not only would the costs of healthcare skyrocket once the law went into effect, but the increased costs of insurance coverage mandated by the law as well would actually offer severely limited benefits to policyholders.  Patients will be denied the treatments they need as prescribed their doctors.

Professor Gruber, the President’s fraudster, is telling us now: the Affordable Health Care Act is not affordable. 

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