Talking about irony in a name. There is nothing affordable about the ACA and it certainly has nothing to do with care. It's all about control.
So Obama goes on NBC, the network that he practically owns, and is interviewed by Chuck Todd, one of the kings of the softball question, and he is asked what he wants to say to those Americans who have been most adversely impacted by his crowning achievement. And what does he say? He says he's sorry that so many people have been hurt by this law and that he is going to work hard to solve their problems. In the meantime, his very impersonal and rigid Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, says there will be no delays and the program is working fairly well despite "glitches".
Folks, this is a national disgrace and stop worrying about how the web site works or should I say, doesn't work. The problem is that this entire scheme doesn't work and it's because it was never meant to. Obama and the Progressives have dreamed for one hundred years about taking over nearly one-fifth of the economy by installation of a single payer system. They know that if they get total governmental control of health care they gain control over every aspect of your life. That's the goal.
Obamacare was just designed as an "in between" step on the road to single payer. If Obamacare doesn't work, and it can't for many reasons, then they will quickly come forward and say that the government must step in and solve the problem with single payer. And while millions know this is a lie, the large number of low information voters, people who are more concerned with Hollywood and which actress most recently got pregnant out of wedlock than what the government does, may be sufficient in number to let it happen. And the even sadder point is, except for military forces, what has the government ever done really well? Education? Amtrak? The Postal Service? I think we all know what the answer is.
The solution is obvious: Kill Obamacare and go back to ground point zero and start over, only this time with input and development by a wide range of factions and not just left wing politicians and their business supporters. Foremost in development should be real, practicing physicians and patients from a broad spectrum, not healthcare bureaucrats who only see accounting sheets and controlled by political dogma. A system established by ideologues hell bent on destroying private sector healthcare while pushing a progressive plan that has been pre-determined for generations can never work. A doctor-patient system which gives consumers the opportunity to choose for themselves is always better. There are much better ways to make sure that all can afford reasonable care while making their own choices and not bankrupting the country. Given the chance, a market driven system always works better.
And here's the final kicker. Whatever changes that are being discussed must be done with transparency, not in a back room by a bunch of political hacks with a pre-conceived notion. Americans who will be impacted must be kept advised and offered the opportunity for input. Otherwise, we will just have another fiasco on our hands like we find today. Full buy-in will result in understanding and general acceptance.
America, wake up and face reality. If you want healthcare that you can afford and that really provides a quality service, get involved and speak up. It's your life and it's very much at risk today. Now is the time before you lose any chance to do so. Let's just do this.