ObamaCare litany

1) the vast majority of Americans who don’t rely on taxpayer handouts are paying higher premiums than before Obamacare was enacted – in many cases 60-90 percent more. In short, the Affordable Care Act is as I said it would be: UNAFFORDABLE for ordinary Americans. And it is ordinary Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump for president. Hence, RyanCare, actually HealthInsurerCare because the bill was pretty much written by the Health Insurance industry, does very little to lower premiums for cash strapped Americans while it allows insurers to reap a surtax upon a tax (i.e., individual mandate) for people who buy insurance after their insurance has lapsed for a period of time.

ObamaCare failed because it is non-competitive and socialist rot lacking actual price discovery. In capitalism producers create a product consumers want to buy and realize a competitive rate of profit. Both sides gain and willingly enter into a transaction. Absent that mutually beneficial relationship, there is no market. In many cases, the public is being told to buy services that often times they do not need as part of the minimum insurance clause of ObamaCare. Sheer unadulterated socialist nonsense.

In short, mandates are not capitalism and free markets.

2) Obamacare Silver and Bronze plans are going up by as much as 21 percent, according to CNBC. In the private sector, it’s not uncommon at all to find annual deductibles of $5,000 or more, meaning most people cannot even use their insurance. That is “yuge” since most Americans can’t even scrape together 500 bucks in an emergency if need be. Again it is unaffordable for most families.

3) Because Obamacare is anti-free market and anti-competitive it is clearly not capitalism, so insurers are leaving the market in droves. Again meaning fewer choices and higher premiums for insurers that remain. ACA cannot lower the cost of health care, but even more important, simply having insurance doesn’t translate into a populace with better health.

4) Finally, thirty-two states and the District of Columbia were foolish enough to expand Medicaid and now they’re paying the price, literally. Costs are 49 percent higher to states than they were promised, due to higher-than-expected enrollment (which makes sense when you consider if you give something away for free, most people are going to take it).

In all 11.5 million have signed up in states under expansion when less than half that – 5.5 million – was anticipated. In other words, for all the illegals that have signed up for Medicaid it is a gift to the Mexican government that already provides national health insurance as of December 31, 2013. This is now a cost shouldered by the American taxpayer. However, Americans in Mexico do sign up for Mexico’s national health insurance the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS). So there is some quid pro quo. However, the expansion of Medicaid is a large part of the inflated cost of ObamaCare. Instead of closing down the border, Mexicans should be allowed to cross to receive their country’s own universal health care. Citizenship need not accompany residency, and besides, I really don’t think they want to be Americans. However, we should also not offer social insurance to them when there are economic downturns. They should instead return home. Yes, let’s work with the Mexican government instead, but emphasize residency over citizenship. I think it goes without saying that if you don’t obey the rule of law you merit deportation.– The litany excerpted and condensed from J.D. Heyes, Natural News, March 26 2017

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