Thanks to Obamacare, a CBO-estimated 7 million people will lose their employer-based health insurance, nearly twice the estimate that was released last year in August. How’s that for universal health care? And what happened to being able to keep the plan you’ve got if you like it? That’s what Obama promised a few years ago in July:
“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
The Affordable Care Act is expensive and will continue to contribute to rising health care costs. Many businesses will not be able to afford to comply with Obamacare’s mandates and will instead pay the less expensive penalties. This will leave many uninsured. On the bright side, all the penalties being paid by these businesses will help to raise revenue for the feds:
“CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.”
This has been the plan all along. The government has created an economic environment that will continue to force people out of their private insurance plans and into a single payer system. And it won’t be Obama’s fault. He’ll claim that these people still had the “freedom of choice” to have their private insurance, but those greedy businesses chose not to provide coverage for their employees and instead opted to “maximize their profits.” It’s all the free market’s fault.
So, once again, the government creates a problem to elicit a reaction from the public and then offers its “solution” to the problem that it created in the first place. They created the problem by imposing taxes, regulations and mandates that these businesses can’t afford, which causes people to lose their health insurance. But, the government will be there to save the day and offer them “free” health care.