The goal of Obamacare was to move the US into “socialized medicine”, a government tax funded single payer system. The Democrat controlled Congress spent the entire year in 2009 to have this Obamanation” written by far left-wing Communists and passed with bribes and threats. Democrats hid the fact that Obamacare was an intermediate step to achieving government controlled healthcare, but cracks in the law were appearing within days of its passage. It was designed to fail on purpose.
Communists are a minority in the US, but by manipulating the factions in the US voter base, Democrats were able to isolate groups. Clearly, the 5% of the US population who were sick and being overcharged for treatments that don’t work were already frantic and easy to manipulate. The next group is large and that is the poor and working poor who can’t afford to pay their bills, much less an additional $100,000 hospital bill. Those on Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans benefits were not involved, because they weren’t affected. Next the group of employees covered by employer plans already had their corporations subsidizing their health insurance. Finally, the group of employees who were not covered by an employer health insurance plan rounded out the factions.
The 50% that didn’t pay much for health insurance because they were healthy and had very low medical bills was the target group and were included in all the factions.
Corporations supported Obamacare, because they wanted to get out of subsidizing employee health insurance, but they should have known better. They should have seen that the cost of healthcare is directly proportionate to the amount of government funding. Any increase in government funding of healthcare will increase the cost, because providers are confident that government will pay whatever they charge.
Obamacare interfered with the economy by requiring employers to offer health insurance to all who worked 30 hours a week or more. These employers simply put their employees on a 29 hour week. The imposition of fines on corporations and individuals who refused to buy health insurance helped to awaken the healthy.
By 2015, the healthy were tired of being bilked to pay ever higher rates to pay for the poor
In 2016, the healthy elected Donald Trump to repeal Obamacare and restore the US economy. They also didn’t mind that he wanted to restore the “rule of law”, because they had seen all of the jobs created since 2009 go to immigrants.
The scam was to force the healthy to pay for the sick. The sick and poor have always had buckets of money from mysterious sources to pay for their big hospital bills. Hospitals will secure payment for expensive destitute care, but sometimes have the uninsured patient pay off their bill in installment payments. Hospitals also take your house.
The big lie was that with everybody paying, medical costs would go lower. But instead they increased at higher rates than before.
Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader