Is anyone really shocked that the president lied to us? Are you shocked that Obama made his pet project, the one he shoved down our throats, sound better than it was? No? Well, it gets worse. He not only did not have any reason to think that this bill was going to lower our premiums; there are not cost controls either.
So then, as many have said, the Affordable Care Act is not really affordable. It has no real way of making healthcare affordable. Most people who have tried to come into compliance with the law are finding that things are going to be much different.
I hear horror stories from people every week. People who are already fighting to keep their heads above water find that they have less coverage. What makes it worse is there is premium increases. So the president has managed to get us to pay more for less. Yeah, we now have a government program.
What makes this worse is that there is undeniable proof that Obama had full knowledge of this problem. Fox News is reporting that Jonathan Gruber had told the president this very thing in a brief. This brief was made up of a lecture on Health Care that Gruber gave. There he detailed the issue this way.
“So what’s different this time? Why are we closer than we’ve ever been before? Because there are no cost controls in these proposals. Because this bill’s about coverage. Which is good! Why should we hold 48 million uninsured people hostage to the fact that we don’t yet know how to control costs in a politically acceptable way? Let’s get the people covered and then let’s do cost control.”
On the surface, this does not sound that bad, but when we look at what Gruber is saying, we should sit up and take notice. He said that this is not about cost, but coverage. Just get them covered, worry about cost later.
Well for a country struggling not to default, that is some maverick approach. Who cares if we see a drop in full-time employment positions? Who cares that people will be less able to eat the healthier products because of this cost problem? Especially considering the people writing and forcing down our throats this bill will not have to be on this insurance.
This is not the worst though; Gruber goes on to say that there was no way to do cost control in “a politically acceptable way.” Now those of us who believe in a free market should take pause. This should scare us. There are several ways he could have been thinking of controlling cost that are not politically acceptable.
One way is just to tell the doctors and hospitals that they are not going to get what they charge. The way the Medicare program currently works. In which case, again the “insured” person would likely get stuck with extra cost. This is not far-fetched; it is already occurring. The other way is that the political system villianize the doctors for making too much money, and government control their prices like they do so many other professions. That’s right; they socialize the system.
What we have to see is that no matter the emotional language used by these people, they care nothing for the uninsured. This has political motivations. These motivations could never be hoped to be to grant more power to the people to run their lives. No. Anytime we see a move politically, we see the people of America with less liberty and less cash. With those two precious commodities in shorter and shorter supply, we have less ability to stave off tyranny.