Sunday, November 30, 2014

ObamaCare Headed To The Ash Heap Of History

There is hope concerning repeal and replacement of ObamaCare.   Socialist Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the number two Socialist in the Senate after Senator Dirty Harry Reid, has admitted that ObamaCare was a huge mistake for the Socialist Party.  Of course, Schumer is not concerned that this monstrosity was bad for the majority of the American people, only that the Socialists lost both the House and the Senate because of ObamaCare.  That is ok.  Reality and selfish political motivation is the first step toward repeal of ObamaCare.  Schumer concluded that it was stupid to impact the 85% of Americans that were perfectly happy with their health insurance, doctors and hospitals to deal with the 15% of the uninsured.  Well dah!

And, though all of us with a brain have been saying it for years, now that everybody knows that ObamaCare was all smoke and mirrors and predicated on a bunch of lies and phony numbers, as a result of Jonathan Gruber, MIT Professor and architect of ObamaCare's admission of the truth,  perhaps those in Congress can at least deal with the facts.  ObamaCare was never about health care; but rather a redistribution of income from the Makers in society, those in the Middle Class, working young people and Senior Citizens with assets to the Takers in society, Obama's PEEP's.  This was always the case and the real Socialist goal all along; but they had to lie about it because otherwise ObamaCare would never have been enacted. 

So now, Republicans in Congress that will shortly be in control need to work on the replacement for ObamaCare.  Before it can be repealed, they should immediately enact the parts of the law that everybody supports.  All the Mandates in ObamaCare should immediately be repealed because they are counter productive.  The new taxes in ObamaCare should be repealed.  Insurance companies should be prevented from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions; though it will raise premiums for all Americans.  Parents should be allowed to cover their "children" still living at home or in college, under the age of 26, under their insurance policies.  Stopping insurance companies from charging older people more than 3 times what they charge younger people; though that too will raise premiums for many Americans.  Republicans also need to go further to allow Americans to buy medical insurance across state lines to create more competition to lower premium prices.  And, Americans that buy medical insurance privately should be able to deduct their premiums just like Americans who get medical insurance tax free from their employers. 

Specific to providing medical insurance for the poor or working poor, expanded Medicaid is the way to deal with it by ending the waste, fraud, abuse, corruption and redundency in current government programs.  Senior Citizens should be offered Medicare Advantage HMO programs as the standard coverage, which works perfectly well.  If Seniors want PPO programs and more choices, they should have to pay more for them as the way to save Medicare.  Further, Medicare access should coincide with getting Social Security benefits, rather than automatically happen at age 65.  By the way, Medicare is already means tested.  The rich pay more for Medicare than the Middle Class, or Poorer Seniors, both throughout their working life and once on Medicare.  It is not enough just to say we want to repeal ObamaCare, we need to have a replacement.  These common sense reforms are the way to repeal and replace ObamaCare.  

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