Now, in light of the current IRS scandal, the thought of the IRS legally wedded to the ACA should give every American serious heartburn.
Despite how far down the nanny state/socialist road the U.S. has traveled since the 1930s, is there any doubt that if President Barack Obama had seized Americans’ bank accounts, with or without authorization by Congress and/or the Supreme Court, shots would once again be heard around the world?
If there is one lesson this tea partier conservative learned from the re-election of President Barack Obama that we never expected to see, it is that Republicans can not count on a majority of voters to hold Democrats responsible for the failed results of their economic policies.
And so it begins. An article in the Sun-Sentinel grimly advises Sunshine State residents:
Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor’s office.
Whether you’re employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there’s a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care.
Here’s another unintended consequence of Obamacare. According to the legislation that enables the government to take over your health care, insurance must cover employees’ dependent children up to age 26, but there is nothing that says it has to cover spouses. The fees associated with the plan are causing employers to reconsider whether or not to included husbands and/or wives in their medical plans.
Remember the president’s assurance back when he was working feverishly to sell Obamacare to an apprehensive populace? He said repeatedly, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period.” The claim was so dubious that even PolitiFact rated the promise in August of 2009 as half-true.
We had to pass The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, before then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said we could find out exactly what was in it. We found out that “The Secretary shall decide…”, or other words to that effect, appear over 100 times in the ACA.
It turns out that since arms, and the bearing thereof (and, arguably every other object and activity under the Sun), “affect” health, and since five lawyers on the Supreme Court declared Obamacare constitutional (although no more than four justices could agree on any one provision of the U.S. Constitution under which the ACA could be deemed so), the Second Amendment has competition bearing on the right to bear arms.
In England, it’s called the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). Here it is better known as the “death panel,” but the end result is the same. When you become so sick that the cost of your care is deemed burdensome to the state, you are consigned to the proverbial ice floe and set adrift.
Nancy Pelosi didn’t lie (at least this time). She said we wouldn’t know what was in Obamacare until it was passed, and here is another example. Beginning next year and to run through 2016 you will be paying an extra $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions.
That fee was put into a recent regulation and works out to tens of millions of dollars for the largest companies, employers say. But don’t worry stockholders, most of those fees are likely to be passed on to the employees. Lets just say it is one of next year’s fiscal cliff issues.
Christmas Winter solstice/holiday time – and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett seems tepid to reject the federal-state health care exchange program, which will be instituted under Obamacare. Mitt Romney implemented a similar program, at the state level, when he was Governor of Massachusetts – which explains why conservatives were unable to make the 2012 election a referendum on Obamcare. As Grace-Marie Turner at Forbes wrote in her column on December 1o, “at least 21 states have said they definitely or probably will not set up state exchanges, with Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana most recently joining the opposition.” Continue reading