I contended the other day and still contend that I believe Obama has never even read the ACA. How else do you explain his completely misleading statements over the previous two years that if you liked your insurance plan, you could keep it? He even said emphatically – “end of story”. Well now, because of policy mandates, written into the ACA that is proving not to be the case:
Gerry Kominski, director of public health policy at UCLA said: “About half of the 14 million people who buy insurance on their own are not going to be able to keep the policies that they had previously.”
Now had Obama read the bill, and because he is considered by some to be the smartest man in any room, surely he would have known that many existing policies would not have conformed, right?
But like any good apparatchik, Mr. Kominski then goes on to voice the administrations line:
“You’re paying more for a better product and for more protection — and you won’t understand the value of that until you need it,”
A mind boggling fascist statement, wouldn’t you agree? Are individual Americans now incapable of deciding what coverage and protections are best for them? Is this now the State’s responsibility? To decide what is best for our health needs? Keep in mind that maternity coverage is now mandated, meaning that I, who have had a vasectomy, and my wife, who has had a hysterectomy, now have to pay for coverage that we will never use. Thanks to all knowing progressives who have put themselves in a position to determine what is best for me. How lucky I am. Now don’t get me wrong, if the ACA would have increased competition and allowed me to shop from a cafeteria menu of coverages and policies at lower premiums and reasonable deductibles – I would be for that. But that would have been a free market approach. As it is, the ACA is a Statist approach, so choices will fewer and costs will be higher. At least for most of us.
Meanwhile, the tech contractors are blaming the government, and the government is blaming the tech contractors for the mess that is Healthcare.gov. Which cost you and I hundreds of millions of dollars. All I can say is – well done progressives, well done.