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Welcome to Day 1, The Obamacare Nightmare

By Kay Daly

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There is a lot of improvement that can be made in America's health care system to be sure.

How about starting with a serious approach to tort reform for medical malpractice to include the "English Rule," otherwise known as "Loser Pays", and the runaway lawsuits that have chased most ob-gyns out of the baby delivering business would slow down considerably.  Even Senator Tom Coburn, an ob-gyn, has decided that he has delivered his last baby, mostly because the upkeep on medical malpractice insurance has priced him out of the system.  It has gotten so bad that in some states, expectant mothers must drive extraordinarily long distances just to find an ob-gyn still practicing.  Not terribly reassuring when the water breaks. 

Beyond the problem of litigation and the cost of health insurance, everyone can agree that there is a lot of room for improvement in our nation's health care system.  But if Obamacare is not reversed/repealed, the solutions that Obamacare seeks to impose, not to meantion the costs involved, will have historians in the future scratching their heads wondering what in the world possessed our generation to trash the most advanced health care system in the world. 

Some of those so-called reforms are going into effect starting today.

According to the Washington Examiner,  here are a few of the delights we have to look forward to:

» Obamacare won't decrease health care costs for the government.

» As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama's promise that it wouldn't.

» Obamacare won't allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like.

» Obamacare will increase insurance premiums -- in some places, it already has. .

» Obamacare imposes a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small business.

» Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.

And this is what we are going to be paying for? 

There was another interesting piece by Victor Davis Hanson in today's where he writes that we have become a "nation of peasants":

"Even after the failure of statism at the end of the Cold War, the disasters of socialism in Venezuela and Cuba, and the recent financial meltdowns in the European Union, for some reason America is returning to a peasant mentality of a limited good that redistributes wealth rather than creates it. Candidate Obama's "spread the wealth" slip to Joe the Plumber simply was upgraded to President Obama's "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."

The more his administration castigates insurers, businesses and doctors; raises taxes on the upper income brackets; and creates more regulations, the more those who create wealth are sitting out, neither hiring nor lending. The result is that traditional self-interested profit-makers are locking up trillions of dollars in unspent cash rather than using it to take risks and either lose money due to new red tape or see much of their profit largely confiscated through higher taxes.

No wonder that in such a climate of fear and suspicion, unemployment remains near 10 percent. Deficits chronically exceed $1 trillion per annum. And now the poverty rate has hit a historic high. We are all getting poorer in hopes that a few don't get richer. "

This is, in a nutshell, the entire philosophy of the Obama Administration, and the jewel in the crown for President Obama is imposing his socialist philosophy on the health care system. 

The messages we are getting from the Obama Administration are in direct opposition to the full throttle embrace of the free market by the Reagan Administration.  In Obama's world, the goverment knows best what to do with our money and fully living up to our potential, utilizing every opportunity this great nation has to offer is derided as selfish and wrong.  Success is to be penalized in Obama's world.  And every speech that Obama delivers now reflects the doldrums of the economy, echoing the "malaise" of the Carter years.

Meanwhile, Ronald Reagan told us to dream big dreams and go out and achieve them "and why not -- we are Americans."  He told us that the best was yet to come.  He encouraged Americans to recognize that it was indeed "morning in America."  When the Congress actually went along with Reagan and cut taxes and limited spending and worked to balance the budget, the economy roared back to life in the biggest peacetime expansion in history.

It always seems to be the liberals that tell us that we "can't" or we "shouldn't" -- they dread the future and reinvent the past.  We conservatives are the ones who know that a truly free market isn't "trickle down economics" as they derisively call it but "a high tide that lifts all boats."  Success breeds success -- it cannot be coerced, regulated or taxed into existence but instead created through hard work.  Socialism suffocates opportunity, competition and ultimately, success.  It only serves to create a serfdom beholden to government masters who always seem to end up benefitting quite nicely and not truly in the confines of the very rules they seek to enforce.

Obamacare is not just an innocuous health care reform program.  If it isn't repealed, it is the first step of a pretty short march away from freedom and toward socialism. 


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  1. cgretiredComment by cgretired
    September 24, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    We’ve (employees of the company I work for) have received several Emails from “corporate” telling us that there are changes coming soon. We will have to opt in or out for certain medical coverage starting in October, having till mid November to make the decisions.
    BUT, get this.. even they don’t know exactly what those changes will be, or how much they will cost us, but that the changes will cost us more.
    How about that, folks. They don’t know exactly what the changes will be! I presume that perhaps they are still trying to read the bill?

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  2. mullrobComment by mullrob
    September 24, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    Anybody that didn’t realize that Mr. Obama was going to try to “fundamentally transform” America back to our “Colony” status, with the “globe,” rather than just England, wasn’t paying attention to what “Progressives” were all about; and that goes for both Republican and Democrat who preached about the necessity of a “New World Order,” from FDR to both President Bushs’ to Obama. Our “Country” has been hijacked by “Globalists,” that want America to give-up what we’ve been so fortunate and hard working to achieve. Liberals call it “redistribution of wealth;” I call it armed-robbery. What do you call it???

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  3. mullrobComment by mullrob
    September 24, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    I forgot to mention that “ObamaCare” is the biggest redistribution of wealth since the beginning of “Public Office,” taxes and huge “Liberal” government, itself. We in America have not only just become a “nation of peasants,” but we are now supporting a bunch of very wealthy American [or so they say] leaches that can’t spend OUR money fast enough; in countries that either don’t appreciate us, or go so far as to hate us and want us “dead”. Hummmm.

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  4. John E. Nevola - Author of the Last Jump - A Novel of World War IIComment by John E. Nevola - Author of the Last Jump - A Novel of World War II
    September 24, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    “Trickle Down Ecomomics” is VASTLY SUPERIOR to “Trickle Away Economics” as practiced by this administration!
    Instead of apologizing, it should be our battle cry!

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  5. Mawloud Ould DaddahComment by Mawloud Ould Daddah
    September 24, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Obama so-called “healthcare” is a big marxist trick and an attempt to pratice a racist segregation by favorising Blacks and excluding Whites,Eric Holder told it before and during and after campaign,check World Daily News

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  6. Mawloud Ould DaddahComment by Mawloud Ould Daddah
    September 24, 2010 @ 7:01 pm


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  7. GershepsComment by Gersheps
    September 24, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    I call it “Communism.”

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  8. JDZComment by JDZ
    September 25, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    Guess which counties in the country have the lowest unemployment rate? It is the two counties adjacent to DC and DC itself. The unemployment rate is under 4% and the people who are moving there (to take government jobs or government funded jobs) cannot find enough housing. Those houses up for sale are going at a premium and in many cases are in bidding wars for those that want or need housing.
    The federal government employees do not feel any of the pinch that the rest of the country is feeling. They do not mind paying taxes because this is money that comes back around to them in salaries and benefits. Their salary, pension and medical programs are at the elistist level and better then any normal plans in private industries. Every time our taxes are raised, this money is used for pork programs or other initiatives that end up adding more government employees or government subcontractors to the government headcount. It is a vicious circle, and Obama is using this to his advantage as he continues to spend, spend, and spend in ways that are really not fixing our problems.
    The public service unions are on the take and give back by supporting those politicians that agree to their union agreements and benefits.
    This has to be stopped. We have to vote out every person in Congress who is supporting this out of control spending and all of these backdoor Obama policies.
    So forget about anything Obama or any of this liberal/progressives tell you because you cannot believe them. Just look at what they are doing. They will continue to use propaganda and other confusing statements to create doubt in your minds. Ignore them.
    Support the tea party candidates and any Republican that promises to follow the Pledge to America and vote for them in November. This is only step one in our attempt to take back our government before it is too late.
    It is our duty to save this country for our kids and grandkids. We allowed this mess to happen by being to apathetic in the past, and those days are over.
    Go Tea Party!

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  9. JoeComment by Joe
    September 25, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    This obummercare package is in favor of insurance. The insurance companies have a big foot hold on just about everything and make big money for next to nothing. For the government to force Americans to buy anything is not in the job discription. Our government is supposed to be BY THE PEOPLE and FOR THE PEOPLE not by the government and for the politician.
    I am in favor of taking them imediatly out of office, and if not hanging them, at least put them in stocks and let the kids throw rotten tomatoes, and eggs at their sorry selves.
    WE need to have health care, that WE know, but health care starts at home, not in the insurance office. The appearance of some of todays people says they don’t care about their health so why should anyone else?
    The main issue here is the insurance companies and the irs involvment if you don’t have it. The obummercare program is going to make you a criminal, if you don’t have insurance. Yea I know the lier in slez said it wasn’t but, no matter how small the fine, and there will be a fine, and you don’t pay, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. The sad part of that is, if you run, the arresting officer has the right to shoot you dead. Won’t need no health care then.
    GOD is the healer not some insurance company.

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