About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Monday, November 11, 2013

ObamaCare Provides Cover For BO's Real Intended Legacy

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me." - BO talking to NBC News in an interview at the White House 10 days after NBC News' Lisa Myers reported that the administration has known since the summer of 2010 that millions of Americans would lose their healthcare insurance under ObamaCare.  

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Please note that in the above feeble attempt @ an apology BO is only sorry that people are finding themselves in a real bind – meaning that he is in one also & that is what he is sorry about.

ObamaCare may have passed into law nine days before April Fool's Day 2010 but our finding out the details of what BO has in store for us has only recently accelerated.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged that there currently are areas in the U.S. that face shortages of doctors, nurses, & other health & human service professionals. "More than 64 million people currently live in a primary-care health professional shortage area, and others live in smaller areas with health professional shortages" writes Sebelius. The Medicus Firm reports that a majority of doctors they surveyed are leery of the ObamaCare impact on their practices – see graph @ end of this post & look @ the bottom heavy influence.  Medicus says that HHS predicts 268,000 doctors will retire in the next ten years & only 15,000 new doctors are coming in each year.  There is no magic of compound interest here.

Healthcare economist Christopher Conover at the Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University estimates that as many as 129 million Americans will have their healthcare insurance coverage affected by ObamaCare.  Conover says up to 50 million people will have their plans entirely taken away in the individual non-group market & the employer-based market & that the other 79  million will keep their plans but see the costs rise due to the essential health benefits required by ObamaCare listed as follows: 

  1. Ambulatory patient services
  2. Emergency services
  3. Hospitalization
  4. Maternity and newborn care
  5. Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
  6. Prescription drugs
  7. Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
  8. Laboratory services
  9. Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
  10. Pediatric services, including oral and vision care

Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute has prepared an excellent interactive map where you can see ObamaCare's effects on premiums in a 49 state analysis.  As expected the highest rates are charged to healthy young males meaning most of them will not participate in such a program.  Forty-one states will experience rate hikes.  Most of the eight states that will see their rates go down had heavily-regulated individual insurance markets prior to ObamaCare, & will therefore benefit from ObamaCare's subsidies paid by taxpayers.  Also, see summary map @ the end of this post.

The above is just the latest discoveries re the implementation of ObamaCare.  In the aforementioned NBC interview BO incredibly said "I think for the most part, people know that I speak my mine & I tell folks what I think & I've been very clear about what I'm trying to do."  Once again BO takes advantage of the presidency by sounding so believable & sincere saying the opposite of what he intends to do.  BO has never spoken his mind on any consequential issue preferring to hide or lead from behind until 1) it was safe to take credit for any successful outcome or 2) he was forced to answer by denying knowing anything @ all about other matters. 

As far as what BO is "trying to do" - investigative filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch tells Megyn Kelly exactly what that is.  It is not ObamaCare that BO wants as his legacy.  BO's intended legacy is to give amnesty to 20 to 40 million people through comprehensive immigration reform.  Mr. Lynch says ObamaCare can be fixed but such an amnesty immigration reform program will change a country forever – that is a legacy.

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1 comment:

  1. I saw that David lynch segment on Megan Kelly's show. I agree that BO immigration policy may render a nation where conservatives will find increasingly difficult to win elections. So the left may then gloat that they will be in power for decades. However there is a wild card - a US $ collapse due to BO rapid debt expansion. Debt increase of $7.7 trillion in 5 years under BO from $9.6 to $17.3 trillion is a ticking time bomb. China's goal is to supplant the $ with their RMB as the world currency. This may occur within the next few years and maybe even sooner. Then we will be in very unpredictable times. Even with the most favorable immigration reform possible for the left, our foreign creditors may dictate how much we can allow for our elaborate nanny state. Yes - reckless economic policies may override everything.

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