About Me

My photo
This site is the inspiration of a former reporter/photographer for one of New England's largest daily newspapers and for various magazines. The intent is to direct readers to interesting political articles, and we urge you to visit the source sites. Any comments may be noted on site or directed to KarisChaf at gmail.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ObamaCare is greed sanctified through politics -- By John Hayward, RedState

 (text from within article)

But let us stipulate that some happy customers will eventually come forward and declare themselves happy with the cost, deductible, benefits, and restrictions of the policies they have purchased.  Why is their satisfaction supposed to completely outweigh the higher prices and poor service encountered by millions of others?  Are they not greedy for insisting on benefits for themselves, without concern for the price paid by others?  They’re pursuing their own naked self-interest in a way that damages the lives of other people, and they’re worse than most of the people liberal culture routinely characterizes as greedy or selfish, because they are using huge amounts of compulsive force to get what they want.  Nobody on the fuzzy end of this lollipop is allowed to say “no.”

Last Sunday, blogger Matt Walsh  solicited testimonials from those who feel shortchanged by ObamaCare.  He reports receiving hundreds of emails within 24 hours.  (Those who got a raw deal from ObamaCare certainly seem to be much easier to find than ordinary Americans who endorse it!)  Walsh summarized his review of the responses as follows:
This is about people. People with kids, and bills, and health problems. This is about people who can no longer afford their health coverage, their mortgages, their lifesaving medication. This is about doctors and nurses leaving medicine behind, driven away by destructive bureaucratic interference. This is about moms and dads losing their jobs so that their employers can compensate for the financial burden of Obamacare. This is about people without insurance because of Obamacare, now being fined for not having insurance because of Obamacare. This is about business owners driven to the edge of bankruptcy. This is real. We heard a lot of fantasies about what Obamacare was “supposed” to accomplish, now it’s time to talk about what it’s actually doing.
So when they say you are “heartless” for opposing Obamacare, show them why it’s heartless to support it.
Walsh has published dozens of the responses he received, with plans to post more as he finds time to read them all.  Some of them talk about disruptions in their work and personal lives caused by ObamaCare’s endless maze of mandates, while others lay out hard numbers about the higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs awaiting them because of the “Affordable Care Act.”  A few examples from the latter group:
Jess, Oklahoma:
We are losing our current health insurance at the end of this year. My husband’s employer is getting rid of it due to Obamacare. Our insurance currently covers my husband, myself, and our two daughters. My husband’s employer is having to replace our current insurance with a policy that is $400 more a month and an added $3000 deductible. The worst of it is that it will now cost him $100 more a month to cover me, his WIFE! Disgusting.

Nick, Florida:
My current health insurance policy for my family of four is $375/month. The cheapest I can find for relatively similar coverage is $784/month. I can “save” money by going with a high deductible plan and pay $630/month. How is that saving? I can’t afford health insurance at these prices, and my employer doesn’t provide insurance
There are many, many more of these stories at Matt’s blog.  Are we to understand these people don’t matter?  Their higher costs and damaged lives are irrelevant, as long as a few of President Obama’s favored constituents get something they like?  But don’t you dare call those people greedy or selfish!

Furthermore, we are supposed to disapprove of “divisive” politics.  What could be more divisive than pitting people against each other in a gladiatorial contest to see who can claim victory and cut benefit trophies from the hides of the losers?  How are the people suffering under ObamaCare supposed to feel when the White House finally manages to put together a few chipper testimonials from satisfied Obama voters?  This is a generation-spanning formula for conflict and division… in which one side is supposed to meekly submit, or face the wrath of the Ruling Class for daring to resist.  The sheep will be castigated as selfish for wishing to keep their wool.

 (Click link below to read more)
READ MORE Sphere: Related Content

No comments:

Post a Comment