Chuck Todd had Jonathan Gruber of MIT on his show. Todd introduces Gruber as “one of the primary architects” of both Romneycare and Obamacare. This was good since it shows us that “intellectuals” are in a revolt against reality and reason. Here’s Gruber’s argument for why the Affordable Care Act is working fine when it forces people to lose their health insurance coverage:
We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if you’re sick, if you’ve been sick or [if] you’re going to get sick, you cannot get health insurance. The only way to end that discriminatory system is to bring everyone into the system and pay one fair price. That means that the genetic winners, the lottery winners who’ve been paying an artificially low price because of this discrimination now will have to pay more in return. And that, by my estimate, is about four million people. In return, we’ll have a fixed system where over 30 million people will now for the first time be able to access fairly price and guaranteed health insurance.
So, if your healthy and don’t need much medical treatment, it is “unfair” and “discriminatory” that you don’t get charged for that healthcare anyway. In fact, it is not only unfair, but the fact that you do not have to pay for healthcare you don’t need is an “artificially low price.”
Do words have meaning anymore? How is being healthy and, therefore, not having to pay much in doctors bills, “artificial”? Insurance rates merely reflect that reality. It is about as natural a situation as one could imagine. Gruber’s language assumes that the government forcing people to pay for medical coverage they don’t want is “natural,” as opposed to “artificial.”
It is true that some people are genetic winners and some people aren’t. But on what grounds do the “losers” have the right to enslave and rob the “winners.”
Obamacare is a real war against reality and the natural world. And, as we have seen, it actually hurts sick people. Why should someone fighting for her life against cancer be robbed of her insurance and forced to pay higher rates so that she can be used to subsidize someone else’s maternity coverage or substance abuse coverage? The “genetic lottery” doesn’t just spit out winners and losers. Most people are in mixed categories. Some are deemed “losers” so that favored industries can get more money from the “fairness” regime and thus become supporters of it.
How can anyone not see that Gruber is insane?
And what if someone is really healthy and strong and fit? What is that to anyone else? Gruber wants us all to adopt the ethics of vampires or brain-eating zombies so that every healthy specimen out there is our lawful prey for us to suck the life out of. His system is killing some so that others don’t have to pay for counseling if they drink too much.
I always thought Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron, (used as the basis for the movie, 2081) was way over the top. But it seems like sober reality. The government is punishing and rewarding people to make them all equal.