Pandora’s Box was forcibly pride open by The Democrats and now The RINOs don’t want to close it. Government bureaucrats like control. They like power and what’s more powerful than the control of who lives and who dies.
In their usual, rational way, Democrats are running around screaming the Republican health bill is going to kill people. How? Because the majority of the supposed millions of Americans who will “lose” health insurance would do so by choice, a fact the media can’t be bothered to point out.
If you have a $4000 deductible (or worse) or the premium is so outrageous you can’t pay it anyways, how is “losing” bad?
The Democrats just want to demagogue numbers, not people. They want to say “this many” are insured. The fact that its effectively useless is immaterial.
In union membership and now health care, the American left is horrified at the prospect of voluntary participation.
How dare you not want to bow down to them!! Join their Groupthink!! How dare you defy them!!
Don’t want to join a union? Tough. Shut up and pay. Don’t want to buy health insurance? Tough. Shut up and pay. It’s yet another example of how the party of “choice” really means to extend choice only on abortion, with everything else to be dictated by faceless bureaucrats.
CHOICE IS MANDATORY.
Who could know more what’s best for you and your family than an unelected drone toiling toward a generous pension you and your kids will have the privilege to pay?
Homo Superior Liberalis, that’s who.
Can I just say something heartless? I don’t care if people choose not to buy health insurance. It’s their lives – they should be free to gamble year by year that they won’t get sick. If they don’t, they win. If they do, they lose.
That’s real choice. The choice of failure. The choice of success. Bad Choices, Good Choices.
That loss has to be coupled with serious consequences – including massive debt and the possibility of losing your home and/or future income. And I don’t care which way it goes for them.
I just don’t care.
That’s personal responsibility.
There are so many subsidies and programs to encourage people to buy insurance. If someone rejects the idea, who cares?
That’s YOUR Choice.
It’s your life – ruin it however you choose. Just don’t expect me to pick up your slack when things go wrong.
You don’t buy insurance hoping things go wrong; you buy it in case things go wrong. If you buy insurance and live a healthy life until your 90th birthday when you’re hit and killed by a bus, you lose too. But you make the same bet and lose when you buy car insurance and arrive safely your whole life.
And those Premiums that go up? Well, that’s because the cost of that risk goes up. Not because you’re just that great or because you don’t want it too. Inflation has caused prices to go up 800% in my life time, guess what’s going to happen in yours…
You’re buying piece of mind against something bad happening. If that’s not enough incentive for someone to act responsibly, why should anyone else care if you find yourself under crushing debt from a bad bet?
Obamacare and now the Republican plans seek to insulate people, to one degree or another, from their bad bets.
Because Mommy Government will protect you…”Hi, I’m mfrom the Government I’m here to help you”…RUN!
Subsidies and expanded government programs are tossed around to entice people into acting smart.
Bribes you pay for ultimately.
No government should legislate based on the dumbest of its citizens, yet that’s what “incentives” ultimately do – lay out a trail of cookies hoping they’ll follow them to the desired conclusion. It’s expensive and stupid.
And make you stupid and dependent, which makes you even more stupid and dependent.
The federal government has no business being in the health insurance business. Unfortunately, the federal government is in it to stay because, well, government never cedes power back to the people.
Pandora’s Box is open. The evil genie will never go back in the bottle.
Not all hope is lost, just most. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, one of the few principled conservatives in Washington, said he could support the Senate bill on the condition one fairly basic amendment be added.
Lee wrote, “I would still be willing to vote for it if it allowed states and/or individuals to opt-out of the Obamacare system free-and-clear to experiment with different forms of insurance, benefits packages and care provision options. Liberal states might try single-payer systems, while conservatives might emphasize health savings accounts. Some people embrace association health plans or so-called “medishare” ministry models.”
Let the people decide. What a novel idea….
Seems pretty basic and, therefore, unlikely to happen. Lee continued, “My guess is different approaches will work for different people in different places?—?like everything else in life.”
Too rational. Never work. 🙂
You’d think, especially in this time of newfound left-wing reverence for federalism when it comes to immigration policy, that empowering states to act however they like on health insurance would find bipartisan support. But that never, ever will happen.
After decades of trying, Democrat dogs finally sunk their teeth firmly into the health care slice of the economic pie. Now, there’s absolutely no way they’re going to loosen their bite. If the suffering of Americans under diminishing choices and soaring premiums and deductibles wasn’t enough to shake that dog, and a succession of electoral losses didn’t have an impact, the constitutional concept of state liberty ain’t gonna do it.
I encounter pit bulls in my job. People so locked in their thinking that it’s like a pit bull has locked their jaws on your leg. There are only two outcomes. 1) The light finally dawns on them that they are an idiot and wrong and what you’re trying to do is actually help them or 2) They hang up on you in frustration because you refuse to do extactly what they want, when they want, and because they want. in 25 years of Customer Service I have only had #1, once.
People can be quite narcissistic. Liberals even more so.
Many people want the basic idea of being left the hell alone to be at least a part of the conversation on health care. That day, just like personal responsibility, appears to be done. That is something I care about.