Now that Democrats have rammed healthcare legislation down our collective throat on Christmas Eve, we’re assured that we will all come around once we realize the healthcare improvements in 2014. This is supposedly the most complex issue ever tackled by Capital Hill, yet the arguments defy even the most elementary reasoning.
Millions of new applicants will now be covered, regardless of pre-existing condition or medical history. Somehow, healthcare will suddenly be “affordable” for these previously uninsured individuals and for those of us currently paying premiums. Gee, how easy this all was. Why couldn’t we have just waved this political magic wand 20 years ago?
Perhaps the voting public wasn’t stupid enough yet 20 years ago. Most likely this is the first time in history that enough socialists were simultaneously in office to affect this kind of policy and intrusion into our lives. Some very basic examination illuminates the fallacy of this healthcare legislation.
You don’t need a CBO report or another “impartial” examiner of the numbers to know they can’t work. Some truths are as constant as gravity. For one thing, you can’t force an insurance company to cover high risk insureds and think premiums are going anywhere but up, up and away! Overall costs are also misstated by deferring most benefits. If this new plan could actually pay for itself, do you think we would collect revenue 4 years prior to most of it’s implementation?
This “healthcost” plan was sold to a gullible public as a “something for nothing” pipe dream. Hopefully this BLOG will still exist in years to come as I make the following predictions:
- Costs will go up at an equally or faster rate than before the bill is signed into law.
- Care will be rationed as incentive for current and future doctors is squashed by Federal regulation and income caps.
- Within the next decade virtually all of us will be on a public “option” insurance plan as private insurance will become so expensive that only the very rich and your favorite Congressman will be able to afford it.