The Damage Already Done By Obamacare
A Commentary by J. D.
What a mess!
Get used to
those three words. We are going to hear them rather a great deal in
coming months and even years -- that is, of course, if the US Supreme
Court overturns Obamacare (The so-called Affordable Care Act). Even if
"The Court," in its undefinable depth of wisdom, should manage to scrape
up enough courage to overturn only the Health Insurance Mandate for all
Americans, the damage already done to America and Americans, is going
to be a heck of a surprise to a great deal of taxpayers and, uh, sick
people -- not to mention the elderly.
Maybe its my
built-in paranoia but I suspect the law itself was written with just
such a circumstance in mind. See, I believe the blow-back is supposed
to hit those tampering with Obamacare right in the face. And, rest
assured -- it WILL.
Even those of us who scorned
Obamacare, right from the beginning, and even BEFORE Obamacare when the
Clinton's tried to give Americans the bum's rush with "Hillarycare" had
little idea of the built-in contempt the authors had for anyone having
the temerity to touch their socialist dream of Utopian health care.
thing (Obamacare) is a booby-trap! Actually, I find the word
"Frankenstein" rather more appropriate to describe Obamacare. It
actually IS as a monster, which will turn on its creator(s).
nation's government, your state's government, and YOU personally, are
going to be adversely impacted by an overturned Obamacare.
private citizens will see an increase in their taxes, if Obamacare is
Well, let me stir you to an article
by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at Yahoo.health. In the article the author
says: "Partially overturning the law could leave hospitals, insurers and
other service providers on the hook for tax increases and spending cuts
without the law's promise of more paying customers to offset losses."
But how about you, in particular? Well, if you
happen to need insurance for a young adult "child" you will still be
able to get it -- but it is going to cost you. Mr. Alonso-Zaldivar
says: "Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's
health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the
young adult children of their workers.
But here's the
catch: The parents' taxes would go up." SOURCE:
Scary? It gets worse.
Here we are
in the middle of June 2012 and the US Supreme Court has said it will
hand down its ruling on Obamacare sometime this month. It could come at
any day now.
So what if the Supreme Court upholds
Obamacare? Its not going to be pretty. To simply say "its complicated"
seems like a world class understatement.
the same article Mr. Alonso-Zaldivar writes: "The nation is so divided
that states led by Republicans are largely unprepared to carry out
critical requirements such as creating insurance markets. Things may not
What a mess! (Told you!)
really knows how our Supreme Court will rule. Many have speculated,
based on the testimony before the court, that a ruling against Obamacare
and a shutdown of the mandate that individual Americans have health
insurance of their own or be fined by the government is the most likely
I, on the other hand, am not so
sure. In fact, if I were a betting man, I'd bet that the Court allows
Obamacare to stand -- just as it is.
We have a court
divided. By that I mean we have a court which has, too often, been
described as a "conservative court." It is anything BUT a conservative
court. The Justices are split right down the middle with a lone Justice
deciding a HUGE percentage of the cases. For evidence consider all the
five to four decisions in recent years.
No, I think
the court will consider that the US stands practically alone on earth --
among the developed countries, at least, as a country not providing a
form of national health care to its citizens and they will decide to
change that by finding Obamacare, in its entirety, constitutional.
will make me, personally, very unhappy if they do, but hey -- there it
I am not a fan of anything that smacks of
socialism and Obamacare is a sparkling diamond tiara sitting atop a
mound of rotting socialist agenda corpses. Plainly put -- I hate
socialized medicine. I hate the very idea of it.
is a symptom of just how low America has sunk. Since the days of the
FDR Administration Americans have been indoctrinated in favor of
socialism. Our youth have been taught to "settle," or "compromise," and
choose something less that the best. Individualism has been shamed out
of the last two American generations and they have been molded, formed,
into the apparatchiks of the state in much the same way the communist
countries of Europe and Asia did it to their young-- incrementally -- a
tiny bit at the time over decades.
It worked. And
they are not done yet.
Even if Obamacare is overturned
by the Supreme Court the overall socialist agenda for America will be
only slightly slowed. Its mat-like tentacles are woven deep into the
fabric of America's youth. For them, socialism is preferable to
capitalism and democracy -- and FREEDOM. They have been indoctrinated
in America's pubic education system that socialism IS the American Way.
their generation the end has already been written. They lose.
Looking at America today, we are only
getting a taste of what awaits us in the near future. Believe me,
Obamacare is only a tiny, tiny, portion of the
take-over of the American citizen's life.
In the long
run, the Court's decision on Obamacare will have little effect on the
inevitable march of socialism in America.