America Hates Obamacare
The Democrats OWN Obamacare
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Vladimir Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State."
medicine (Obamacare) may seem like a good thing to you; unless you are
sick, even less so if you are chronically ill.
have been warning of the dangers, and the short comings, of socialized
medicine for a very long time and now we have had it rammed down our
throats by the democrats. Remember -- NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR
OBAMACARE! Nary a one!
Given a choice between healthcare run by
the government and keeping my private insurance and paying the premiums
and going to see the doctor I want to see, and not some civil servant
working for the government healthcare system, I’ll take the latter any
day. In fact, the choice for me is a “no-brainer.”
Since 1965 I
have been hospitalized over 80 times. I have had numerous surgeries and I
must see a doctor every four to six weeks of my life. See, I KNOW the
value of a good healthcare system and I know, first hand, the value of
having a doctor, in whom I have confidence, treating me. I know what it
means to have a rapport with your physician. That, alone, is
tremendously important when you are chronically ill.
lot of folks, when I think of nationalized healthcare, I perceive a
threat to my life. I have no doubt that the introduction of socialized
healthcare (Obamacare) in the US will shorten my life and bring it to a
termination much sooner than currently expected. In fact, I have no
doubt about it. There are millions of Americans, just like me, who will
have their lives shortened by Obamacare.
Nevertheless, it IS here.
The start-up problems with Obamacare are, I suspect, diverting attention away from what's really going on.
Look. Obamacare is going to fail. I know, I know. But I assure you, it is not just wishful thinking on my part.
Obamacare was designed to fail. It MUST fail for the complete program of socialized medicine in America to be established.
was hoped that Obamacare, like a drug, would addict enough Americans
that when it crashes there will be a ready made demand for a national
healthcare system of some kind to replace it.
The replacement? A single payer national healthcare system. That is the second part of the assault on American's healthcare.
a single-payer system, everyone in the country would have health
coverage provided by the government, and private insurance largely would
cease to exist. Like Medicare, the government would act as the insurer;
doctors and hospitals would operate privately, receiving payments from
public funds under such a nationalized health insurance system. SOURCE:
A single payer healthcare system is what the socialist in the Democratic Party REALLY want.
I came across an excellent article entitled: "The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care" by David Hogberg that I recommend you read. You'll find it at: http://www.freemarketcure.com/singlepayermyths.php#1
In his article Mr. Hogberg explains: " Everyone in a single-payer system has health insurance, not necessarily health care.
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.
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#1
as predicted, Obamacare is a Frankenstein monster and growing uglier
every day of its continued existence. Already, it is taking a toll on
the democrats. The President's approval rating is down, at this
writing, to 37% and expected to fall even more.
Obamacare is "settled Law." I would remind you that Prohibition was
settled law, as well. It took us thirteen years to rid ourselves of
that albatross. But we did it. And -- we can do it again.
the meantime, the one political party making an attempt to save America
from the excesses of Obamacare is being savaged by Americans for
shutting down the government in an attempt rescue America from
At the moment the GOP is being creamed -- but-- I have a hunch that when the smoke settles we
are going to see a resurgent GOP as the American electorate FINALLY
understands that all this pain was brought to them by the Democratic
Party and ONLY the Democratic Party.
In a little over a
year, Americans will be going to the polls again. By that time, they
should be well -- and truly -- fed up with Obamacare and those who
foisted it off on them. If the GOP has any spirit left, it will
do everything in its power to remind the electorate that the Republican
Party stands ready to rid America of the plague of Obamacare.
This will be a two-step solution. Three years hence, the GOP should put forth a conservative candidate, not a moderate, not a RINO, but a CONSERVATIVE candidate for President to have any chance, at all, against Hillary Clinton.
we said above, it took thirteen years to repeal Prohibition. If the
GOP can win in the next two elections they can overturn Obamacare in
less time. If not, it will take considerably longer and inflict far
more pain on the American people.
Recent polls show that over 80%
of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the government is governing
the country. Congressional approval is down to only 5%. History teaches
us that things happen when Americans get mad -- and they/we are outraged.
almost 240 years America has had numerous threats to her freedom and
liberties. But we have never had a more dangerous threat than Obamacare.
We MUST remove this threat to our once great nation.
© J. D. Longstreet