Great blog gacpl ! Now we see the train wreck in the making... All the added taxes and so forth are for the "WELFARE PEOPLE"... Disable people are already on Medicaid and now the lazy people will be also, as well as the tax payers purchasing these failed plans.
And we all know at least one or more of our acquaintances who have gone begging to some governmental agency to secure a "trumped up" disability handout from the government.
People have swallowed their pride. If we don't correct our ways this whole grand experiment is going to come tumbling down on top of us.
Social workers are far to generous with the funds of the taxpayers.
Either Eugene Talmadge or his son Herman once said that "When it becomes that there are more riding in the wagon than there are pulling the wagon then the wagon will cease to go forward."
I know that's not exactly what he said but I hope you catch the meaning.
This article does a pretty good job of chronicling how the Democrats sold ObamaCare at the start of President Obama's first term, and how things turned out. Here's the operative part:
"In 2009 and 2010, Obama, Pelosi and their fellow Democrats sold Obamacare as a kind of miracle. It would give health insurance to 30 million previously uncovered people and cut the federal deficit by more than a trillion dollars at the same time. And the only taxes needed to pay for it all would fall on the very wealthy. It seemed impossible, but that's what they claimed.
Now, millions of middle-income Americans who probably felt safe from Obamacare's taxes are learning that they will pay for the program after all, in the form of higher premiums. Democrats constructed a system in which insurance companies would be forced to cover more people and then spread the cost around among those who had coverage all along, meaning many middle-income Americans will have to pay more for what they already had. Taxpayer-paid subsidies would go to lower-income Americans.
"The Affordable Care Act was not designed to reduce costs or, the law's name notwithstanding, to make health insurance coverage affordable for the vast majority of Americans," health care consultant Kip Piper told USA Today. "The law uses taxpayer dollars to lower costs for the low-income uninsured but it also increases costs overall and shifts costs within the marketplace."
It was a clever strategy, allowing Democrats to sell their bill as a deficit cutter that wouldn't raise taxes on the vast majority of Americans. But the public had to find out eventually. "ACA taxes were imposed only on high-income people," the conservative writer David Frum noted recently in a series of tweets. "But large costs fall on the middle class, too, in the hidden, kludgy form of rate hikes. 'Obamacare is deficit neutral' wasn't technically a lie, but it was highly misleading. The middle class will pay and is paying."
Did most Americans understand that when Obamacare was passed and signed into law? Unlikely. But 2014 will be the year they find out."
"Shifting costs within the insurance marketplace" is just another way of saying WEALTH is being REDISTRIBUTED. But in this case, Robin Hood is stealing from the middle class - people who don't think they are RICH and who believe (notwithstanding their politics) that they've been Taxed Enough Already. When the employer mandate kicks in, the "vast majority" of Americans are REALLY going to get mad.
Yes - it seems like data security wasn't even an afterthought when they were building the network. If ObamaCare wasn't a government operation, a whole lot of people would have been fired by now.