Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Obamacare: Skillful Deception by Christina Barron

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh recently included in his show another rant on his thoughts about ObamaCare and how exactly it is so terrible.  For most of us, this is not news. Conservatives nationwide have had this figured out ever since president Barak Obama introduced the bill in 2009 and especially since Nancy Pelosi stated Back in 2010. “We have to pass the [several thousand page long] bill so you can find out what is in it." In 2014, ObamaCare or the “Patient Protection and ‘Affordable’ Care Act” (PPACA) passed and officially started to make its devastating effects on January 1st of 2015.  So far, the bill has proved to be bad for doctors and awful for patients, and it is still yet to be discovered what all exactly is in it. In the next 12-18 months, the bill will completely take over almost all aspects of healthcare and American lives in big ways.

Aside from talking about how corrupt the bill is in general and its chaotic loopholes currently being discovered during this tax season, Limbaugh’s talk pointed out  a facet of Obamacare that often times gets ignored; the communistic control factor.

“Time Magazine recently listed the fifty worst cars of all time. The communist East German Trabant made the list with this description: "This is the car that gave Communism a bad name. Powered by a two-stroke pollution generator that maxed out at an ear-splitting 18 hp, the Trabant was a hollow lie of a car constructed of recycled worthlessness… A virtual antique when it was designed in the 1950s, the Trabant was East Germany's answer to the VW Beetle — a "people's car," as if the people didn't have enough to worry about."
Fast forward a half century and the description of that vehicular lemon also applies to its modern healthcare equivalent, Obamacare.”

Basically, my point is that the goal of Obamacare is not about saving American lives by expanding healthcare coverage and reducing cost of insurance so that all Americans will be able to receive the healthcare ‘they deserve’ - that is merely skillful deceptiveness being used by our government to cover up their real plan by appealing to our patriotism and value for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and thus our health.  

 Their real goal seemingly being a form of communism: a plan to have control over our daily lives via supposed healthcare. If you don’t quite yet see my correlation, read the following definition. 

That definition alone could prove my point, but let me ramble on for a few moments longer.

By saying that their goal is to save lives by enforcing mandatory health insurance, the government gets bigger by swallowing approximately 1/6th of the US economy. Because it’s in the name of “healthcare”*, Big Brother will have more control over their comrades and their daily lives. *(Which by the way is not healthcare, at least not good healthcare that doctors became doctors to administer.)

An example of this is how the government’s top nutritional research panel is now saying that the American diet is killing us.  Since the government says they are helping pay our medical bills (after we’ve met up with our towering premiums of course) they want us to eat more fruits and veggies. I like being healthy and eating my veggies, I’m sure you do to. So on the surface that sounds like a good idea for them to promote, especially since it is supposedly backed up with extensive scientific research. However, there is a bigger picture to this. By simply holding the purse strings and  (Obamacare initiated) electronic healthcare records (accessible by almost anyone of authority), they can go in and say what diet or lifestyle they determine to be healthy or unhealthy and demand you to  follow it. They’ll be able to tell if you don’t by your rising blood pressure or weight gain, or whatever reason they want to give you. If they find out you’re not adhering to their plan? You risk being fined or not getting treated – or both. 

Summing everything up, by intervening in the healthcare arena with socialized medicine, the government is getting bigger than what conservatives and libertarians or general republicans should be comfortable with. The PPACA is not about compassionate healthcare desires - that’s just what they want you to believe. It is about gradually gaining control over our everyday lives, and we have (or should have) known this since 2009.  Yet, the PPACA has passed and is starting to be enforced. The Republicans have had no luck getting around it. At least not yet. Perhaps the 2016 election will offer us a small glimpse of hope. But in the meantime, have fun following your government recommended diet, having your electronic health records available to almost anyone, and paying high prices for minimum health care!