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grim reaperFrom its inception, the individual and employer mandates got the ink. But it was always the insurance mandates that were key to Obamacare’s main objective: To kill the private insurance industry in order to make a single-payer, i.e. socialized medicine, system inevitable.

President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats spewed forth a veritable cornucopia of lies that Americans happy with their “current” policies, could keep them.

Never mind that the government hadn’t the power before the Supreme Court upheld the individual and employer mandates to force free people to enter into private contracts with other free people, much less force companies to continue to maintain private contractual relationships. And never mind that the definition of the word “current” contract was narrowly defined as only contracts existing on the Ides (plus 11 days) of March, 2010 and that never changed. That is, unless you are a member of a the Democratic Party faction also known as labor unions. So much for the Equal protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. And finally, never mind that insurance companies with individual policies in place on Obama Caesar’s grandfather clause date are subject to coverage mandates that made it certain that they would have to cancel so-called “substandard” policies in order to increase premiums on current policyholders to pay for all of the newly required coverage that Democrats deemed minimal.

So when President Obama’s director in charge of implementing Obamacare, Marilyn Tavenner, says that Obamacare is “working“, she means it and she is correct:

It was always a brilliant strategy by the Democrats to stagger the roll-out of Obamacare with lies so that no one discovered the specifics of the grandfather clause until after President Obama and Harry Reid’s senate were re-elected. And never mind the level of economic ignorance that has obtained in this country so that electoral majorities didn’t immediately realize that forcing insurance companies to cover anyone that applies, no matter if they are on the way to the emergency room when they log in the

And now, for the next stage in which the Obamacare trap has been set, so that under current “law” (or what passes for law in a nation where the Chief Executive can change it on a whim every day) delaying the individual mandate could bankrupt some insurance companies. Now, the inevitable demonization of insurance companies proceeds, as if the Obama Administration was caught unawares.

Ted Cruz had it right, as did the tea partiers that returned Republicans to control of the House after the 2010 mid-term election primarily to repeal Obamacare. Unless We the People can elect enough Republicans to maintain control of the House and re-take the Senate and the White House so that we can repeal, not merely delay or otherwise “fix”, the Grim Obamacare Reaper before it destroys the private healthcare insurance industry, America (as we and half of Mexico knew and loved it) is doomed.

Mike DeVine‘s

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

3 Responses to Obamacare is ‘working’ to kill the private health insurance industry

  • StephC says:

    If we had accomplished that before even one part of it had been launched, I’d agree with you that repeal is a goal. Now, I believe it’s too late. The damage will have been done. There won’t be a new Congress until Jan 2015. That’s a lot of time for Obama and his complicit political cabal (Republicans and Democrats) to do a lot more damage than what has already happened.

    The insurance companies, at least the very large ones, don’t care if the industry is destroyed. Who do you think is going to run it in the government? All the key players in all the large companies. Just like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and all the other big Wall Street entities got their placements within the federal government structure.

    It’s all a shell game and the only way to counter it is to refuse to play. Let it collapse under its own weight. It’s already struggling. The only ones hurt by it will be the ones who demanded it and voted for it. The rest of us can pay the penalties and go on our merry way until the whole thing is finally killed in about 20 years.

    The 1 percent is cashing out and stowing its money off shore. I suggest we do our own version of the same.

  • Mike DeVine says:

    Amen, and given that Obama will be president until Jan 20, 2017 thus requiring 67 votes in the senate to repeal, it wouldn’t be possible until after a Repub prez would join a GOP House and senate. But the goal must always be to try and repeal, parts or the whole, otherwise what is the point of being politically involved since I’m not going to be a part of maintaining or enhancing the welfare state beyond a safety net for the truly needy. It does appear that the very public fail is causing Dems to demand Obama delay the indiv mandate. Who knows what is politically possible as the formerly insured come close to rioting in the streets. But if i weren’t about the business of trying to save the country, i wouldn’t be writing now would i. Or are you trying to get me to quit? smile

  • StephC says:

    But the goal must always be to try and repeal, parts or the whole, otherwise what is the point of being politically involved since I’m not going to be a part of maintaining or enhancing the welfare state beyond a safety net for the truly needy.

    Because that’s what the opposing side wants. I’m not inclined to give them what they want, which is for us to save them from themselves. They’ve caused too much damage to get off that lightly to turn around and start hammering and belittling and blaming anybody who stood against them. That’s what they’ll do. They’ll whine and cry about how it’s all our fault that it doesn’t work, whine and cry if we fix it for them, and whine and cry if we don’t fix it for them. Since they’re going to whine and cry anyway, let them fix their own mess.

October 2013


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