Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let Obamacare Go Full Steam Ahead

Oh yes fellow conservatives, throw me off and under multiple buses for saying that this "fight" over Obamacare and funding is done for now and to let it all go into effect.
Now I have never and do not now or ever will support this abomination. This is a direct result on not just the free market, but it is and will affect the doctor-patient relationship in ways that no one ever imagined.
And that is just the whole point about Obamacare.
No one really gets the big picture and the fact that the whole program, not just what is currently positive, is an utter disaster.
So, why do people on my side, the conservative side, seem to want to save the Dear Leader, President Obama's rear end on this? By delaying it? By not funding it?
An old saying true as the day is long is this.
Elections have consequences.
The Dear Leader, President Obama, not only won election in 2008 but won reelection in 2012. The Democrat party has been in control of the senate the whole time. The Republicans have been in control of the House of Representatives since the 2010 mid-term elections. And in between all of this, an abomination called the so misnamed Affordable Health Care Act passed both houses and was signed by the president.
To quote the former Speakerette of the House, Congressman Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.), they had to pass the bill to see what was in it. Here is her now infamous line:

Yes, a Democrat-controlled congress passed the bill and a Democrat president signed it. And did so without one, not one Republican vote. Without any Republican input whatsoever.
Yet the American public, especially the voting public did not like it much then and does not like it now.
Somehow, the current occupant of the White House, the Dear Leader, President Obama, managed to win reelection by barely bringing up this subject. He essentially won reelection by not touting this crowning accomplishment but saying the other dude, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, was going to be worse that he was.
The way the the AHCA was passed and to be phased in is over a period of time and a lot of it is to begin next year, 2014.
So what is happening in preparation for the beginning?
Many large American companies are preparing for it by cutting employee hours. Making full time employees part-timers.
Why you may ask?
So that they do not have to pay for health care coverage.
By making employees part-timers, the part-timers will be forced into the government-funded (primarily) health care exchanges. And said employees better damned well get some kind of health care coverage because if they do not, they will face a fine. Oh and fat chance that the employers will give some money to help those employees that hours get cut to attain health insurance. A big deal was made when the speciality market chain Trader Joe's cut employee hours and not offer them health coverage. They are one of the few companies that will actually assist paying for the new insurance coverage under the exchange system. But what happens after the federal subsidy and the employees trying to keep said insurance coverage?
No one knows.
And that is why so many good thinking people on the conservative side want to short-circuit this abomination now by any means necessary.
Did I mention anywhere in this post that elections have consequences?
Again, I think that this needs to not be stopped but to let go into effect as the Democrat congress passed and a Democrat president signed into law.
Oops! My bad!
Why the Dear Leader, President Obama, himself is kinda sorta allowing delays in full implementation of the abomination, which is actually against the law, right?
While there is the individual mandate, that all Americans must have health coverage or face a fine that many will not be able to afford, what about the employer mandate?
And what about capping the patient out-of-pocket costs?
And the magic word is?
Delay again!
Didn't some lady, a former Speaker of the House, glowingly say something about you have to pass the bill to see what's in it?
And once we see what is in it, why are some groups being given a break while the rest of us are going to feel something not quite right?
See, I want to see it all implemented to the letter of the law.
Because only then will we all get to see the joys of Obamacare.
I mean, it might just work, right?
All government programs work just fine as they were written, right?
That is why we need to stop fighting but not helping implement Obamacare.
Let those who want it to be deal with it.
If we conservatives really want to get this abomination changed, we need to win a larger majority in the House and take the senate and by big numbers.
Only then can Obamacare be repealed and replaced. All the talk now is really kind of silly.
In other words, let Obamacare go full steam ahead.

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