Obama Health Care Will Cover Every American...except Those Exempted By Its 1,040 Waivers

Bruno Korschek (BK) writes:  [Not an alias for Brian Kelly (BK) ]

There are many reasons to doubt the effectiveness of the many components of Obama Care. The latest set of numbers from the Department Of Health and Human Services (HHS) adds another layer of doubt that the political class really had any sense of reality when they passed the legislation. Less than a year after the legislation was passed, HHS has already granted 1,040 waivers to the law to various organizations across the country.

This raises some pretty obvious and simplistic questions:

* If this law is so good, why have so many waivers been granted so quickly for temporary exemptions from the law?

* How could the architects of this law not have even a clue that it would adversely affect so many Americans so quickly (the healthcare blog from "The Hill" estimates that these 1,040 waivers/exemptions cover about 2.6 million Americans).

Healthcare Rationing -- Inevitible with Obamacare!

Sometimes would it not be nice if we could all be as smart as the legislators and the bureaucrats in Washington think they are? 

Regarding healthcare, let's be clear:

Neither the Chinese nor the Russians have come forward to fund what was on the table for so long in 2010 in the House or the Senate. Even they cannot afford the perversion that is being forced upon US. 

Who of course would be the only ones capable to administer a system of rationing and distribution of the most vital care we can need -- the care of our health.  That's your health, your husband's or wive's, your father or mother's, your sons or daughters, your nephews or nieces, your uncles or aunt's.  It's not over even then because of course there are still those pesky best friends who need healthcare.  

Who is up to the task?  Only the Central Planners in Washington D.C., of course.  They can get some consulting help from a large contingent of Russians who lost their Central Planning plositions back in the late 1980's when Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev together helped move Russia from its Communist roots to something better. 

A Tough Pill To Swallow

Do we all need health care? You bet we do. But even before the big March 21, 2010 Pelosi / Reid / Obama takeover, the citizens of the US already had health care. In fact, our illegal alien friends also have health care. It's been the federal law since 1986. 

Can you think of the expense that would be saved if the freeloaders and deadbeats from other countries were not chewing so much out of our system. Maybe we could actually afford more than just emergency room care for American citizens. By the way, I am for care for the helpless but that is where it ends. I am not for Government being the only health broker in the country because that is where individual freedom ends. Government should never make somebody helpless.

In mid March 2010 before the March 21 bill passed the house,  I had been reading about the supposed myths of Obamacare. In a New York Times article by Paul Krugman, he cites what he thinks are the three myths of Obamacare. From reading Paul Krugman one could get the idea that he does not read newspapers because he is too busy writing his opinion. He happens to like anything the President, the Pelosi and the Reid have to say. That is no myth for sure. His writings are pure Obama propaganda. 

Should your neighbor pay for your healthcare?

Healthcare must be a right, and not a privilege in a free scoiety!  How can it not be? Why should some have healthcare and others not have healthcare? What should somebody have a car and somebody else not have a car? Why should somebody be handsome and somebody else have to sneak up on a glass of water?

Current thinking suggests that it is far better for everybody to have 1/4 strength healhcare than for 1/4 of the population to be forced to get their care from clinics and ER programs. The latter in the US is called no healthcare. The latter in East Inkastinkastan is "thank God the Lord heard our prayers."

Are these issues not at the center of the debate about who gets the bounty produced by the working people of America?  In days gone by there would have been no dispute. The employees who earned the paycheck would get to spend their own paycheck. For lack of better terms, it was their own bounty. In days gone by, if you earned it, you kept it. 

Today, the government wants those who work to give their healthcare benefit to somebody else who is nondescript but needy. The person is most probably not not among the working class. Keeping your own family's healthcare has ecome a political issue. Why would you not want to give up your healthcare so somebody else, not as well-off as you can have what you have had all your life? Isn't about time you learned how important it is to share the pain?

Obamacare Is Full Government Control!
 
Your government, also known as the politicians that you elected to represent YOU, have been hiring a ton of bureaucrats to take over control of YOUR healthcare. They began the hiring process with the stimulus bill way back in 2009, and so far, they have several hundred thousand people in just about a year and a half, and they are expected to hire as many as 600,000 by 2013.
Anticipating the passage of Obamacare and not wanting to overburden that budget, they were able to "pre-hire" people using the stimulus bill so that Obamacare could hit the ground running. 

These people are being hired to take control of all parts of YOUR life -- not just health and education.  They will tell you how much salt you can use, how much soda or beer you can you can consume, and, believe it or not, how much toilet paper you can use without destroying the eco-system!  Is this representation that you want to live with?  I certainly don't! BTW, it has been reported that Cheryl (one slip per trip) Crowe will be in charge of toilet tissue rationing.

The issue in Healthcare is not healthcare and it is not the uninsured's. The have health care. They just have to go to the ER.  The issue is that the government wants to control the health industry and the bill they passed on March 21, 2010 gives them that control. It is not about healthcare at all. It is about government control.  That's why citizens are up in arms.  Congress in the Health Care bill wants to be able to dole out jobs and create more dependencies and entitlements.

US Healthcare Is the Best! Period! 

I received an email that spooked me only because it might be true.  It might not be true either.  Snopes, a very liberal site has not made a declaration on the matter which means it may very well be true. However, I cannot find it at Investor's Business Daily. Only they and your hairdressor probably know for sure

Right or wrong, it captures the fear that many of us have of turning our fate to the god called government from the God called Jesus Christ or some other just and peac-fostering God. 

US Healthcare Is the Best! Period!

Did I already say that? When has the government been the best provider of anything. How many people do you know with knee and hip replacements?  How about treatment for cancer? How many go untreated?  How many survive? How about diabetes.  Physicans are checking sugar levels all the time and they are nipping this in the bud ahead of time for those who get checkups. American HealthCare is the best and our doctors are the best in the world. Look at the dignataries from across the world in which socialist healthcare is practiced. They come here because we are the best. We are the best because it matters.  

There is a lot to this healthcare thing but the government's proposal is to make the government the king of healthcare and we know who is looking to be the king of the government. I regret that it is a man who calls himself Barack. 

Obamacare Steals from Medicare 

On Sunday, March 21, the U.S. House with full Democratic support and no Republicans, voted 219 to 211 to steal over a half a trillion dollars from Medicare -- roughly $600 Billion, but who's counting?   I know some of you think the just got rid of Medicare Advantage to pay off AARP for some good moral support in getting Obamacare passed. That also is true but they did steal from the already weak trust fund to give Medicare benefits to thus who never paid into the Medicare system.

Considering that you and I pay a portion of all of our earnings to Medicare and it is taken out and accounted for separately on our pay stubs, the Federal Governmebt just stole $600 Billion from our retirement healthcare plan, and the media and AARP pretend that it is OK! It is not OK!

You know that the government makes everybody who works fork over a penny and a half of every dollar they earn into the Medicare “trust fund.” Actually, it amounts to three cents as the employer matches your contribution. Don't we all expect that to be there to pay for your healthcare at 65 years of age? Sorry, Obamacare just took a big wad of that right off the top to give to those who never paid in. And, nobody complained! Wow! 

HealthCare Redistribution: Rationing By Any Other Name Would Be Rationing!
 
Essay by Brian Kelly

Finally, there is a real explanation of the new form of health care rationing that is eventually coming as a result of the2700 page Obamacare bill that passed over a year ago. To explain this monster 2700 page bill in laymen’s terms with regard to its effect on rationing took me about thirteen pages single spaced in MS Word format. Click here to get a PDF version that you can print easily if you choose to do so.  

Consider this section the preamble of the essay. Before I begin the actual work in explaining rationing and redistribution, please permit me a few paragraphs for some set up time.  There are some prerequisite notions that will help us all understand this giant bill. The pattern I use in the essay is to explain new terms in line, rather than ask you to take a link. Unfortunately, as you read, it is possible to lose the train of the main essay as a side issue is explained. To help avoid this, I use an italic font to cover the side issues.

Places in which you may see this include, for example, Medicaid and EMTALA which have been in place for years. In a side discussion I point out that there was no pressing need for Obamacare per se because these two programs were an adequate safety net for the legal and illegal population and I take you through that. I also take you through the fact that Obamacare does provide some benefit over what has been the system for years, though at far too great a cost than need be.

For example, Obamacare contains a preexisting condition stipulation as well as policy dollar limits. These two notions could have been implemented with a several page bill. None of the changes to the existing system required 2700 pages of freedom-stealing regulations and special favors written into the law for Obama campaign supporters. . So, already you can see we have been off-track and on-track because this is a complicated topic. Now let us begin. 

The main essay goes like this:

Dear Mr. President,

This ought to be on the front page of every newspaper in America -- in large bold letters. This was a "letter to the editor" in an August  Jackson MS newspaper.  

Pictured below is a young physician by the name of Dr. Starner Jones. His short two-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture  Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis".  It's worth a quick read:

Dear Mr. President:

During my shift in the Emergency Room last night,  I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status w as listed as "Medicaid"!    During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer.