A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
As much as I would like to stop talking about, writing about, and/or hearing about OBAMACARE, I just can't escape it. I suspect you have found yourself as exasperated as I am. If not, certainly, you soon shall be.
See -- it's going to get worse.
The hellish scheme that is Obamacare is set to destroy America's economy as well as the finest healthcare system in the world.
Just think. We have only just begun the chain reaction of one blunder after another. But Wait! What if these are not blunders? Well, not ALL of them. Stay with me and I'll try to explain.
Next year, when Americans learn they have no insurance when the get sick and have to visit a doctor or hospital, there are going to be even more Americans disillusioned with this massive takeover of the American economy and even more troubling -- the realization that their very lives are in the hands of a bunch of people in Washington who, after spending millions of taxpayer dollars, can't even make a website on the Internet work.
We're in trouble, folks ... serious trouble.
Conservatives absolutely must keep the spotlight on the catastrophe of Obamacare for the next eleven months. It is the Achilles Heel of Obama and the Democratic Party. They wrote it, they voted it into a bill, and Obama signed it into law. The republicans had nothing to do with it... save to fight it every step of the way and continue to wage warfare against it to this very day.
Obama and the democrats OWN Obamacare. (Yes, I know the MsM, the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, is currently in the midst of a throttle-to-the-wall all out drive to indoctrinate the America public in such a manner as to successfully remove Obama's name from the healthcare law so as to absolve Obama from any responsibility for it. That's why you now hear, read, and see it referred to as the "Affordable Care Act."
I spent several decades in the advertising business and it is clear to me that this is pure R & R "run and repeat." It was borrowed from the Nazi's propaganda machine: "Tell a lie loud enough -- and long enough -- and folks will eventually believe it.")
Conservatives must match the passion of the Mainstream Media and fight back with an equally passionate campaign to see that Americans never forget that Obamacare is the brainchild of Obama -- and -- that the Democratic Party gave birth to the spawn from hell.
Democrats must have their noses publicly "rubbed in it" at every opportunity.
Americans must be reminded, and often, that Obamacare is socialized medicine. No less than Vladimir Lenin said : "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State." Some have taken to referring to it as "semi-socialism." There is no such thing. Its akin to being "a little pregnant," or "slightly dead."
In earlier commentaries we have told you that Obamacare was designed to fail. I still believe that. The idea, as I see it, was to establish Obamacare, and have it fail, but fail with millions "hooked" on it so there would be a clamor from the public for a national healthcare system to replace the failed Obamacare system.
Enter single payer healthcare.
"A single-payer health care system is one in which a single-entity -- the government -- collects almost all of the revenue for and pays almost all of the bills for the health care system." SOURCE: http://www.freemarketcure.com/singlepayermyths.php
(Understand when we say "the government pays," we mean YOU and I pay, as taxpayers, through higher taxes.)
Many on the political left insist that with single-payer healthcare everyone has healthcare. The truth is that everyone WILL have insurance, but -- NOT EVERYONE WILL HAVE HEALTHCARE!
Single payer systems limit your access to healthcare. Obamacare will also, but not to the degree that a single payer system will.
If you think the threat of healthcare rationing with Obamacare was/is frightening, take a look at what single payer healthcare systems inevitably bring. Consider this:
"While the government in a single-payer system will pay for everyone's health care, it limits the access to health care. In a single-payer system, citizens often believe that "the government" is paying for their health care. When people perceive that someone else is paying for something, they tend to over-use it. In a single-payer health care system, people over-use health care. This puts strain on government health care budgets, and to contain costs governments must ration care.
Governments in a single-payer system ration care using waiting lists for surgery and diagnostic procedures and by canceling surgeries. As the Canadian Supreme Court said upon ruling unconstitutional a Quebec law that banned private health care, "access to a waiting list is not access to health care." SOURCE: http://www.freemarketcure.com/singlepayermyths.php
If Obamacare is not successfully repealed THIS is what America has to look forward to.
Already, the socialists in our government are pushing their plans for a single payer system for America along. Notable sponsors, as well, purportedly from the political right, such as former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, are already publicly calling for a single payer system for America.
Speaking at a prostate cancer survivors breakfast just days ago, Gen Powell said: "I don’t see why we can’t do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all these other places are doing,” Powell said at the Dec. 5 event. “I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life.”
Every country I’ve visited, every developed country, they have universal health care … I think universal health care is one of the things we should really be focused on,” Powell said. “Whether it’s Obamacare, or son of Obamacare, I don’t care. As long as we get it done." SOURCE: http://americanlibertypac.com/2013/12/colin-powell-wants-u-s-to-work-toward-single-payer-health-care/#sthash.YfsVpf9M.dpuf
Its coming, gentle reader.
Like a small pebble dislodged from a towering mountain side begins its roll to the valley floor below, it will inevitably shake other rocks and debris loose to tumble with it until it becomes an avalanche. That's what the political left, the American socialists, are counting on.
We knew this would happen, indeed, we knew it was/is the game plan for a universal healthcare system in America even before Obamacare became a twinkle in Obama's eye. It is incrementalism on the part of the "socialcrats." They achieve their goals a tiny bit at a time -- in small increments. It is slow, but guess what? In the end -- they win.
Still don't take me seriously? Well, consider this: "Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the American Health Security Act of 2013 on Monday (December 9th, 2013), which would require states to create their own single-payer insurance systems. A House version was introduced in March by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash." SOURCE: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/10/colin-powell-endorses-single-payer-health-care
It pains me to report to you, dear reader, that Obamacare is just the first step. As I said above: It WILL get worse.
J. D. Longstreet
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