Morris Cohen said:
“Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.”
To some, that quote may inspire; to me, it simply sounds stupid. There are certain times in life when risks have to be taken; when we don’t have the luxury of inevitability to ensure we get the outcome we need. In that regard, I understand the necessity of risk. However, when risk is taken in the face of fact, we step into the realm of the insane. When we can assess a project; clearly predict its instability, and still move forward—when there are other, much more viable options—one begins to wonder why.
This is the case with Obamacare. There are numerous ways through which the cost of health insurance could be dramatically lowered, yet Obama and the Democrats hammered us into submission with socialized medicine. Though many of us were able to see quite clearly that the numbers were being manipulated; that smoke and mirrors were being used, Obamacare was forced upon us. Now, we are finally beginning to see the repercussions take place in real time.
According to the LA Times:
“The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., is leaving California’s individual health insurance market, the second major company to exit in advance of major changes under the Affordable Care Act…Last month, Aetna Inc., the nation’s third-largest health insurer, made a similar move affecting about 50,000 existing policyholders…The moves illustrate how different companies are responding to a major overhaul of the health insurance market for millions of consumers.”
The basic rundown is this: United HC is leaving California because the Affordable Care Act will require insurance companies to take on any patient who applies, regardless of their health or pre-existing conditions. This will cause rates to skyrocket, leaving healthy individuals to take the hit.
In addition to this, businesses across the country are beginning to limit employee hours, so as to not suffer insurance mandate penalties. There is a debate raging in the business world as to whether or not it is more cost effective to insure full-time employees, or pay the penalty for not providing employees with insurance.
All of this—the scrambling to limit hours, and the debate about costs—will wind up hurting millions of workers, and slam the economy. The alleged intention of Obamacare was to make sure every American could afford insurance. Now, it seems the exact opposite is happening: insurance companies are exiting the market, and employers are pulling the plug on insurance plans.
The end result of all this nonsense will be millions more on the government dole; which is the actual intent behind Obamacare. Americans will be forced off of employer insurance, and private insurance, only to be left with federal insurance.
Which leads me back to the original question: why? Why—when there are numerous other viable options—do the Democrats want socialized medicine? There are several reasons:
1. Some people are under the delusion that socialism works for the good of all. Those people are the useful idiots that the Democrats love to puppet.
2. Those in power (Obama/Democrats) want to destroy the middle class, creating a two class system: the rich, and the poor. The rich are the politicians and their loyalists, and the poor is everyone else.
Just like I wrote yesterday, the Democrats want to create a maternal government, with everyone living on the government dole. There is no other reason—besides outright delusion—that viable options would be overlooked in favor of a system that has proven to be a disaster for many other countries. This wasn’t risk; it was deliberate, targeted destruction.
Will the American people come to their senses in time for the 2014 mid-terms, and the 2016 Presidential elections? Only time will tell.