Embracing “Fairness:” Obamacare expressway to Medicaid for all!
Understandably, Barack Obama has been dining out on “fairness” his entire political career. Can you blame him? Who can be against “fairness?” The problem, as you well know, is that the Left uses this benign word to mask its hideous wealth and income redistributionist agenda, an agenda in which the all-powerful State has the authority to confiscate the fruits of one person’s labor and hand it over to someone that the State deems “more deserving.”
In 1850 in the Confederacy, they had a similar system, which people eventually decided to rethink. Unfortunately, it took 600,000 dead Americans to reach the conclusion that it’s probably not actually “fair” to enslave one American for the benefit of another.
Of course, government-controlled health care is the mother of all income redistribution schemes, designed to redress the “unfairness” resulting from the fact that some people, those who work in traditional middle and upper-middle class careers, often employed by evil corporations, have good or even excellent health insurance, while others, the serial baby mama, her sperm donor, and the wino pushing the shopping cart and muttering obscenities to his imaginary friend, don’t. They have government-subsidized “insurance,” Medicaid, which fewer and fewer doctors will accept. Can’t you see how “unfair” that is? Even if you can’t, liberals can, and Barack Obama was determined to do something about it.
If you think about it, it’s obvious why Barack Obama was so determined to destroy the health care system that has worked very well for the vast majority of working Americans. First of all, for all the horror stories highlighted by the democrat apparatchiks who masquerade as “journalists”, the truth is that most people covered by corporate group plans didn’t face restrictions on coverage for pre-existing conditions. If they did, it was for limited time periods, which usually didn’t matter because they were no longer than the minimum period of employment before a new employee was eligible to enroll in the company’s plan.
That was great for Ward Cleaver and people living in that traditional, middle-class lifestyle, with their unwelcoming suburbs devoid of diversity, diving their carbon-fueled automobiles and sending their children to good public schools paid for by their property taxes. Second, that traditional, 1950‘s America was RAAACIST! Are you seeing it now? That lifestyle, and those people, epitomize the very “unfairness” and racism that Barack Obama is devoted to eradicating.
The Obamacare scheme was never designed to provide “health care for all.” It was designed to make sure that Ward, June and the boys don’t have health insurance any better than welfare freeloaders. To achieve that objective, the current system must be destroyed. So, Obamacare is designed to force the health care system to collapse, allowing the federal government to ride to the rescue by implementing a single-payer system.
It’s the Cloward-Piven plan that we’ve discussed here at ClashDaily. In Obama’s worldview, that is what would be “fair.” No matter that Ward completed his education and may work 60 hours a week, while welfare recipients drop out of school, have children out of wedlock, and sit on their ample posteriors eating Cheetos and watching daytime TV all day. The only thing separating Ward and those baby mamas are the “advantages” Ward had because of his “white skin privilege.” Now he will have the advantage of paying more for less health insurance coverage, but it will be worth it because everything will be much more “fair.”
The challenge for the Left was to con people into going along with this Affordable Health Care Act. How to do it? They way they always do it. Lie, and lie some more. Obama repeatedly told the lie that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” and “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Tell that to part-time employees at Trader Joe’s, who just learned that in January, 2014, they will dumped into the Obamacare “exchanges.” Tell that to IBM retirees, who also learned this week that they are being stripped of their coverage.
Many current Medicaid recipients can’t find a doctor who will accept their “insurance,” especially in states like Illinois, which is six months behind in paying medical bills for indigents covered by Medicaid. Soon, many of us will join them, which will be fantastic because it will be “fair.” The great news is that Barack, Michelle, and their children are going join us and enjoy all this “fairness!” Sort of. As Politico reported, Barack will enroll in one of the exchanges as a “symbolic gesture,” symbolic because he will still have access to the White House Medical Unit, which provides state of the art medical care to the President, Vice President and their families.
We are all equal. It’s just that some people are more equal than others.