I mean, really, think about it. Obamacare is the dream of the socialist movement in America since the founding of Progressivism. Taking control of the nation's healthcare has been planned for generations and now, finally having gotten the issue through a deeply divided Congress and with a supportive President, the dream has come true. So why would the Democrats create such a disaster as they roll out a completely unworkable program? I think the answer is that it is all by design; it's all part of their longer range plan.
Obamacare is clearly just an intermediate step. Destroy the foundations of a private sector healthcare system, get Americans under rigid rules and restrictions as are found in Obamacare, gain control of nearly twenty percent of the economy, and then they will have the foundation for a single payer system, their ultimate goal.
Let's look at just a few of the components of Obamacare that make it totally impossible to work and will ultimately lead to clamor for even more dramatic change to healthcare:
1. The website (entry portal). First let's look at the website. Several things stand out. It's difficult, sometimes impossible to access, it requires reams of personal data before a potential enrollee can even see the costs, it doesn't provide listings of providers and, finally, it is not secure. Computer experts have stated that no one should enter any data without major changes to the system which are not forthcoming. And even if you visit a center to receive help in person, you will find that the government "navigators" are poorly trained, unable to provide information when the system is "down", and they aren't even subject to a security check. The door for fraud is wide open, has already been reported in several incidents, and no one in the government seems to care.
2.. Cost. Even the budgetary arms of the government (excluding, of course, the White House Budget Office which is nothing more than a cheerleader) have pointed out the huge cost overrides of the system and the front-loaded goodies which aren't paid for until the program is fully operational. Some of those costs have already started such as the "suntan tax" while the majority will start kicking in next year. Even then, the full impact of fines with IRS oversight won't be felt fully until 2017 and beyond.
3. Customer Affordability. As those citizens who have no other options and others are dropped from their existing plans, their search for an appropriate plan reveals that the costs for coverage are doubling and tripling for most. Whatever happened to the Obama pledge that the average family would save up to $2500 per year? And this doesn't even include the huge deductibles and co-pay issues associated with the middle class paying for "free or heavily subsidized" healthcare for the indigent directly out of their pockets. And as a "young" senior citizen, I really don't think I need birth control or abortion coverage, particularly since I adamantly oppose the practice in most cases on religious grounds.
4. Elimination of private sector plans. Private sector plans are just now beginning to shut down as companies and insurers realize that the cost factors for all of the "freebies" included are, of course, not free. It is estimated that up to 100 million insurance holders will be impacted by this in 2014. We've merely touched the tip of the iceberg, folks.
5. Doctor availability. Doctors are running away from the program in droves. They rightly see healthcare as a clear relationship between a doctor and his patient and they aren't going to stand by quietly while "Dr. Death" Sebelius directs what they can and can't do. Doctor currently near retirement are retiring early, quality young people considering medicine for a career are looking for other avenues and many others are looking for workaround solutions such as private concierge services. So there goes "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor". Even in the reddest of red states, New York, over 40% of all doctors say they will opt out.
6. Lack of credibility. The Administration has lost all credibility on the issue through their falsehoods, yet they continue to spout the lies to the uninformed who are too stupid or lazy to look at the truth. Once you lose credibility, it is nearly impossible to regain it and these people clearly don't care. Not only that, but they exempt themselves from a law that they will force upon the rest of us. That is probably the biggest "crime" of all for they see themselves a royalty.
7. Lack of concern. As a follow up to number 6 above, not only do they not care, but they continue down the same path to disaster while even the most ill-informed are learning the truth as they try to navigate the process.
8. The confusion and ultimate chaos. Max Baucus, ironically a strong supporter of the bill that became law, now says that we are headed for a train wreck of huge proportions. Not only are we destroying the best healthcare in the world, we are replacing it with a system that is clearly an empty shell. As thousands attempt to access medical care and find out that their coverage is not even active, as these same folks are not able to receive treatment because of lack of qualified practitioners, and as more and more lose their jobs under the press of this immoral program, the nationwide chaos will grow. Even the CATO Institute sees great potential for revolutionary fervor created from this unwise and tyrannical law.
Friends, it is absolutely necessary to repeal and replace this burdensome albatross. Their is no fix and their is no bandaid that will fix the "glitch" that is really a hole as deep as the Grand Canyon. And the Democrats and even some of their quiet allies in the liberal wing of the Republican Party, the RINOs, will clamor for even more government as a solution. Remember, it is government in the first place that caused the problem. So why would we look to the government to fix a problem by edict? Only the energy, smarts, and work of the private sector can save our healthcare.
Demand action now. Otherwise God help us all.