‘By Craig Andresen – The National Patriot and Right Side Patriots on cprworldwidemedia.net
You remember Obamacare don’t you? The “you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in the bill,” bill? You remember…the bill that would allow us all to keep the insurance plans we had and liked…keep the doctors we had and liked?
Obamacare…the “fix” to our insurance nightmare that would provide “affordable” coverage for the estimated 30 million Americans who didn’t HAVE healthcare insurance?
Yeah, THAT Obamacare. It was in all the papers a year or more ago. Remember that ONLY the democrats voted for it. Not even ONE Republican in the House OR the Senate voted for the damned thing but that was before the initial shellacking that put Republicans in charge of the House.
Well…hang onto your seats because that awful, festering, stinking pile of crap is coming back into the news but Obama isn’t going to like it much.
First of all…Obama WAS supposed to, at least according to liberals, insure ALL Americans and they told us and TOLD us that back then, there were some 30 MILLION Americans who didn’t HAVE any health insurance. Remember? Well, that number has now been trimmed all the way down to…30 million Americans. Yes, you read that correctly…there are STILL 30 MILLION Americans without healthcare coverage and the thanks for that goes to…Obamacare.
But that’s not the big news regarding this mess…
Last week, Utah’s Obamacare co-op became the 10th to go under and close its doors. First, it was Vermont’s Obamacare co-op that went under…BEFORE IT EVER ENROLLED A SINGLE PERSON. After that… CoOportunity Health went down and they were supposed to be providing coverage in both Nebraska and Iowa. Then it was Louisiana’s co-op that shut its doors followed by Nevada’s co-op which was the one Harry Reid was so damn proud of that sunk beneath the waves. Health Republic Insurance of New York was the next to fall and IT was the BIGGEST of ALL of them.
Just a couple of weeks ago…Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado shut theirs down followed closely by one of the two co-ops in Oregon before last week’s closure of Utah’s Obamacare co-op. Including the non-start in Vermont…that makes 10…so far.
So FAR? There’s going to be MORE of them going out of business?
Before I get to that, let’s remember how these hideous things got started in the first place.
There were 24 altogether and each and every one of them was funded by American taxpayer dollars…OUR taxpayer dollars…$2.5 BILLION taxpayer dollars to be nearly exact and since, between all 24 of them, only 500,000 people signed up THROUGH them, that translates into nearly $17,000.00 PER ENROLEE that it cost US to bankroll the bankrupt.
By the way…that $2.5 billion dollars was in the form of low interest loans meant to provide a cushion so that the co-ops could get up and running while they endeavored to get their premium rates right. I’m telling you right now that there is no way in hell they will ever pay back a dime of those loans. THAT money…OUR money…is gone.
Okay, that said…HERE’S the REALLY big news that Obama just plain doesn’t want you to know and the news he’s going to do every damn thing he can think of, including sending ground troops to Syria, to distract you from.
Those 10 failed Obamacare co-ops are only the beginning.
Inside sources claim there are another 11 Obamacare co-ops on what THEY are calling a “deathwatch” list that WILL go under either by the end of this year or very early in the next year which will then bring the total from 10 failed Obamacare co-ops all the way to 21 out of the 24 that the Obama regime poured OUR money into.
Trust me on this…if Obama doesn’t want you to know THAT bit of information, and clearly he does not as that list, the “deathwatch” list is not being given to either congress OR to We the People, he’s not going to want you to know this either…that because of the death spiral of Obamacare co-ops, in the next 2 months, 400 thousand MORE Americans will suddenly find themselves without insurance.
Ready for a little more bleak news regarding Obamacare?
As fewer and fewer are insured BY Obamacare, because more and more of the Obamacare co-ops are failing abjectly, the cost OF Obamacare is going to climb higher and higher which means that the unaffordable “affordable” healthcare you’ve been struggling to pay for is about to get even MORE unaffordable which means that those on the bubble already, whose co-ops are still clinging by a thread, will no longer be able to contort their monthly budgets to pay for it.
They, those on the aforementioned bubble, will then begin to drop from the rolls of the insured as well thus forcing premiums up even more but that’s not the end of the debacle.
As premiums rise, so too are deductibles making getting sick or needing your insurance even harder to afford as you have to pay more and more out of pocket before any of it actually kicks in and prescriptions? Yep…after taking a significant jump at the onset of Obamacare, in some case jolting up nearly 700% overnight…they too are on the rise which means affording needed medications, thanks to Obamacare, is getting harder and harder for most Americans to do.
Okay, so Obamacare co-ops are dropping like flys…why?
The simple and most accurate answer is…socialism…it just doesn’t work.
All of the 24 Obamacare co-ops were set up by the government using low interest loans but those loans came with a boat load of socialist based restrictions which doomed them from the word go. For instance…Obamacare required carriers to pay OUT at least 80% of all revenues garnered through premiums to their policy holders thus leaving only 20% for the carriers to pay for staffing, administrative costs, and advertising to push their product and BARRED those carries from raising ANY capital via debt offerings or equity.
Obamacare BANNED any experts, within the industry from other companies from serving on any of it’s carriers Boards of Directors…provided access to near ZERO funds outside OF those government loans…made it ILLEGAL to USE those loans to MARKET the carrier’s products and, should the carrier still find a way to stay afloat…Obamacare limited, by law, the carriers from exceeding 20% profits for any future growth.
Obamacare, as written, has been a recipe for disaster since the day it was passed before anyone in congress was allowed to READ the damn thing because, as it was set up…only the government, in true socialistic fashion, was allowed to fund the co-ops and then dictate TO the co-ops exactly how to run their business.
Here’s where the “we told ya so” comes in…it now looks like the only Obamacare co-ops that stand a snowball’s chance in hell of staying above water are those who took THE most drastic action and option available to them and charged their policy holders THE most outrageous premium fees with THE most outrageously high deductibles imaginable. In doing so, they limited their policy holders to those who could most likely have paid out of pocket for almost any healthcare they would have needed…those who really didn’t need insurance to begin with and cut OUT those who actually DID need insurance. In doing that, those co-ops managed to cut their losses by only attracting those with enough money to pay the sky-high premiums and deductibles and with far, FAR fewer insurees in their pools, their payouts have been significantly less.
What Obama’s socialism has done to the health insurance industry is the exact opposite of what he claimed it would do. Rather than lowering the costs of premiums, deductibles and prescriptions, Obamacare has sent them into orbit. Rather than making health insurance more affordable, Obamacare has, in fact, made it LESS affordable and rather than simplify the process for those needing and providing insurance, Obamacare has made it much more difficult for those in need of it and much more risky for those providing it.
By the end of this year, if projections hold true and it certainly looks as though they will, there will be 21 out of 24 new Obamacare co-ops OUT of business…that will be one folded up co-op for every hour Ted Cruz stood on the floor of the senate and warned us, and congress, of exactly what was going to happen.
Anyone with a working brain cell saw this coming and nobody more so than Cruz but do not, for one moment, believe that Obama sees this as a failure because he doesn’t. This is all going exactly according to plan. As the Obamacare co-ops fail, as the whole Obamacare system become so UN-affordable that NOBODY can afford to be insured…Obama and his socialist supporters will move toward the TRUE socialist system of healthcare…a one payer system which will force Obamacare, the nation’s single largest tax hike in history, to bloat itself even more on the backs of the American taxpayer.
Once that happens…the entire system of healthcare in this country will be solely in the hands of the government…from your decisions to the fields of practice for doctors themselves.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to us“ take control of what children learn in school.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income)
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
And the number 1 step toward the full implementation of socialism upon a society…
1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people.
The next trial balloon for a single payer system is going to be on the ballot in Colorado in 2016 and the budget for it is a whopping $25 BILLION dollars…a sum that will virtually DOUBLE that state’s budget and require an additional 10% payroll tax on Colorado residents and employers. It would also scrap Obamacare in the state of Colorado altogether and believe me, the Obama regime is watching this VERY closely as that is exactly what THEY want to replace their designed to fail Obamacare system.
We have but one opportunity, just one year from now, to start turning back socialism…full on socialism and the total loss of our Constitutional Republic via non-violent means. We, as Conservatives, MUST hold the majority in the House and in the Senate and we must NOT allow ANY liberal to hold the presidency regardless of who the Republican nominee is. ONLY by electing a REPUBLICAN president…ONLY by electing the REPUBLICAN nominee whoever that is, can we hope to save the republic.
So, why isn’t Obamacare front and center on the Republican platform as far as domestic policy is concerned? Why aren’t the candidates focusing on Obamacare as the MOST important part OF their domestic policy right now?
Because we have allowed ourselves to be distracted by silly social issues…issues that don’t matter at all and have no effect on our daily lives. Pizza parlors, bakeries and who can marry whom. Are we REALLY willing to let the Constitutional Republic fall over wedding cakes and a slice of pizza?
Get real folks and wake the hell up…time is running out.