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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Turning A Failed ObamaCare Into Universal Healthcare

So far ObamaCare has produced the opposite of its announced purpose – namely to provide a means of healthcare insurance for every citizen – & it may all be by design. 
To date we know that over 5 million people in the individual non-group market have lost their healthcare insurance confirmed by cancellation letters while 26,794 people have enrolled in (the federal government did not say paid for) a private healthcare plan through a combination of using the infamous federal website & making paper applications.  In addition, 79,391 people bought private plans on state-run exchanges & 396,261 signed up for expanded Medicaid – the free federal-state run healthcare program.
In NJ 741 people were able to enroll; 23,000 NJ residents submitted applications through November 12; & 900,000 people are eligible to use the exchanges.
BO's stated goal is to have 7.5 million uninsured Americans sign up for healthcare insurance by March 31.  Since the government has admitted it knew that millions in the individual non-group market would lose their insurance the 5 million who have already received cancellation letters are now proclaimed to be part of the 7.5 million.  At this rate people receiving cancellation letters by themselves will exceed 7.5 million uninsured people by March 31.
In any event – all of a sudden there are many seemingly reasonable plans floating around Washington designed to help the uninsured that turn insurance policies off & then on @ the drop of a hat.  Of course these plans are first & foremost not meant to help the uninsured but rather are designed to help Democrat reps who never read or understood the ObamaCare legislation & now are afraid they might not win reelection in November 2014.  All of this treats people as the pawns they really are & shows no respect @ all for the principles of the insurance business – which BO is working to destroy.
One of the new plans is BO's in which he says that insurers can now reoffer the same plans that they have been cancelling because the plans do not comply with ObamaCare.  With the snap of a finger BO does what Congress is constitutionally required to do & is elected to do – make or change laws.  This finger snap also pushes further implementation of this cruel law after the 2014 midterm elections.  What does it say if Congress accepts this?  All kinds of troubles result when contracts & laws are not followed.  It is a recipe for greater problems than we have already if the legal templates for action are abandoned just to do what seemingly common sense says @ any particular moment – i.e., we get in deeper.
What happens to someone, who had perfectly good but ObamaCare-unapproved healthcare insurance, who has a catastrophic medical bill after their policy lapses – presumably after January 1.  The fine for not being able to prove on your income tax return that you have healthcare insurance becomes insignificant in comparison.  Most will have their lives ruined by such an event.
BO's ratings are down to record lows for him but still higher than the Democrat Party & way higher than the Republican Party.  Don't ever underestimate the likeability factor & BO poured on the charm @ his press conference earlier today – faking responsibility for all the ObamaCare screw-ups but really transferring responsibility to right the wrongs of the healthcare insurance policy cancellations to the insurance companies & state insurance commissioners.  If the healthcare insurance policy matter works out @ all acceptable in 2014 the Democrats will be more formidable next November than currently thought & BO will spend much political capital (likeability) to help his congressmen & senators get reelected.  All will be forgotten.
Without looking obstructionist or non-caring Republicans would do well to let ObamaCare play out & not try to help save it or the people (many voted for BO twice) that are in the predicament they are in.  The best way for short-memory voters to not vote for Democrats in 2014 is for them to feel first hand the healthcare disruptions to their lives that Democrats are solely responsible for.  Letting congressional Democrats off the hook could produce a whiplash election result that would give BO both chambers of Congress for his last two years in office thereby resulting in a far worse danger to our Republic than the cancellation of individual policies of people who know from nothing about everything they are losing.
But BO may have another strategy entirely – he is usually working on things that Boehner & others are not even aware of.  It is hard to believe that anything could be as bad as the launch & prospects for ObamaCare.  The insurance companies are vulnerable & BO has sown the seeds for years for people to hate them so if they are forced out of business because of ObamaCare it remains to be seen how much sorrow will be expressed.  Enter single payer universal healthcare to save the day for many unthinking Americans who may be desperate to have any healthcare insurance @ all.
As a reminder of their commitment to universal healthcare please click on this portion of the BO-Hillary debate in Ohio on February 26, 2008 & particularly focus on the 3:30 mark of the debate.  Hillary explains that universal healthcare is a core Democrat Party value that the Party has stood for & tried to achieve since Harry Truman was president.   Try to keep track whether BO or Hillary says this more often – they actually argue over which one of them is more for universal healthcare.  BO has been itching to enact universal healthcare & this seemingly screwed-up launch of ObamaCare may provide his best chance to reach his real goal of universal healthcare for America.
The Tea Party is sometimes criticized for not compromising more than they do – this video is an excellent reason for them not to start now.


  1. I totally agree that the insurance companies are very vulnerable; the insurance industry may be on brink of destruction. They must fight back. Will at least one insurance executive take on BO directly and totally expose ObamaCare fraud? How about if a brave insurance executive challenges BO to a live 3 hour debate with no moderator? Unless the industry steps it up, and communicates in a way an average low information citizen can comprehend, whatever is left of our capitalist system may soon be history.

    1. I agree with Economics 501 and wish that the insurance industry would stand up and dispute with BO that they are the cause of the insurance cancellations. Why would they risk making their customers mad by cancelling policies that their customers have been buying? Also it really bothers me that these 5 million insurance policy owners (which means they have paid the premiums) are the ones that are getting the shaft from the BO administration. I thought BO and the Dems wanted all Americans to be responsible for their healthcare? So why are the ones who are responsible (without a government mandate and tax imposed if not insured) getting the rotten end of the stick?

  2. The whole thing has been calculated from the very beginning. Keep in mind "what ever it takes for the end result" making people miserable is the best road, the next step is the food supply, people will be on their knees begging for help. Chaos will be news for the day, than his special army that will think nothing of shooting civilians. All this because congress is afraid to be called names and not to get reelected. This has been planned for years prior to BO's election. Face it they have all come from the so called best schools in America. Be aware, only 3 days of food supply in the stores. Military food supply is good for 10 years, but expensive. (MRE?) not sure of the short name used.

    1. MRE - Meal, Ready to Eat - is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the United States military for its service members.

  3. Doug - The video certifies they are both Charlatans. However, Hillary is a pompous Charlatan.