Monday, November 22, 2010

Healthcare: What a Mess

“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."
—Soon to be minority Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi
“…[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…” is perhaps the most iconic Nancy Pelosi expression that she has spoken. It tells much about the Democrat Party. This expression alone captures the utter obtuseness of Party leadership while revealing the subterfuge, which this Party is willing to stoop to in order to score the Pyrrhic Partisan legislative victory that mortally wounded Democrat election and reelection chances in the House November 2th. (see .05sec video)

With Sisyphean deception, Pelosi and Democrats passed into law a measure, which she once described as a gift or a Christmas present to the American people. If a gift, it is just as much a gift as the Trojan horse was a gift to the people of Troy. In fact, the people of Troy had to pull the massive horse into their fortified city before they found out that their destruction lurked inside. The Trojan horse instance sums up the Pelosi, Reid and president Soetoro’s health care law.

The American people will only now begin to find out about this disastrous law’s consequences. Consequences, hidden by the appealing aspects of dependent age, increase to 26 years-of-age and insuring preexisting conditions, which Democrats sold to the American people. (see .12sec video)

Meagan McArdle’s the Atlantic article entitled, “In Heath Care, no free lunch” describes how Democrats deceptively sold the health care law to the American people by dangling carrots such as free or very inexpensive health care and improved or extended coverages.

Yet contradictorily, what McArdle reports is a successfully passed health care law does not compare with Democrat promises. Americans must instead deal with the reality of health care that doesn’t manifest into what Democrats promised. (see article)

What people are expecting seems to be a very expensive form of insurance (no gatekeepers or restrictions) on the cheap. What they're going to get is cheap insurance that they will be forced to buy. Moreover, a significant number of workers are going to be dropped from their employer plans and dumped on the exchanges. An even more significant number of workers are going to be shunted onto Medicaid (as I understand it, if you're eligible for Medicaid under the new rules, you have to go into Medicaid, even if you want to buy insurance through the exchanges instead). –Meagan McArdle

Democrats wrote this law in secrecy and designed it to be opaquely difficult to understand, because of this Democrat obfuscation, unfortunately this entire law must be repealed. 112th Congress, there is no question, repealing this law is necessary.

[W]e just told millions of people that they can go to the exchanges in 2014 and buy insurance. There won't be any lifetime or annual limits. There won't be denials for pre-existing conditions. There won't be any surcharges for having such conditions. And it's going to be "reasonably" priced.

My conversations lead me to believe that many people are expecting that the plans offered in the exchanges will be Medicare-like in many ways. I feel like many people think they will have choice of doctor, choice of hospital, and the ability to dictate care. I'm not seeing how insurance companies will be able to offer such products at prices people can afford. As I talk to more and more people in the insurance industry, my thoughts seem confirmed.—Aaron Carroll

Health Care reform is a mess! The American people voted Republicans in to clean up this mess. Only the disinfectant of sunlight from beginning to end will clean the pustule that is the Democrat health care law. Americans know, a mess cannot be built upon or tweaked or fixed a mess must to be completely cleansed. Congress must repeal this bill.

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