Originally posted by michael1983l
Why would any civilized person complain about making primary healthcare available to all instead of just those that have the cash to pay for it?
How can a population of a developed nation like the USA complain about paying extra taxes for this when their current government invests more money in
war than all other nations combines accross the globe?
I’m not sure if you realize this, but you asked two different questions. In the thread title, you ask, “Why are Americans predominantly against
Obamacare?” The question in your post is, “Why would any civilized person complain about making primary healthcare available to all instead of
just those that have the cash to pay for it?”
Let me see if I can clear that up for you.
Obamacare has absolutely, positively, nothing to do with providing anyone health care
. It’s about forcing people to buy health
. Obamacare has as much to do with health care as the Patriot Act has to do with patriotism.
Consider this, now tens of millions of people will be forced to buy insurance. Well they’re going to get their money’s worth, I know I will.
Suddenly, doctors and hospitals will have tens of millions of new patients. But somehow the existing health care professionals can accommodate the
influx of tens of millions of new patients without rationing, right? We’ve gotten a lot of promises about this “Health Care Reform” legislation,
but then we got a lot of promises when Congress was discussing Federal Income Tax, Social Security, and the Federal Reserve. Promises that were
broken, and no way to hold the liars accountable, and no way to undo the damage done.
Anyone who has had to sit in the emergency room for 4 hrs. because there is only one or two doctors working the emergency room knows that there is a
big difference between having health insurance and getting health care. How many doctors will Obamacare generate? How many nurses? How many hospitals
or clinics will be constructed as a result of Obamacare? The answer to all three is, of course, none. One thing Obamacare will generate is tens of
millions of people with the attitude, "Well, I have to pay for this insurance, I might as well get my money's worth." You think emergency rooms are
bad now? Wait till you're sitting in one while they have to go through somebody with a hangnail, somebody with the flu, somebody with a scraped knee,
a hypocondriate, and somebody faking stomach pain in order to get a prescription for pain pills.
But let's talk about some of the selling points of Obamacare.
You can't be denied coverage, right? Well, technically, insurance companies didn't HAVE to deny anyone coverage before. They could insure anyone,
all they had to do is make the premiums so high that they still make a profit. Or, they could just charge other customers more to make up the
One thing you need to realize about insurance companies; they are run just like casinos. They figure the odds, they figure a profit margin, and they
set the premiums (bets) accordingly. And just like casinos, they always profit in the long run. Just like casinos, they have their own private
security, they have the full cooperation of law enforcement, and even have special law enforcement dedicated just to their industry. Now, they also
have the muscle of the IRS behind them. When you deal with them, you are on your own.
With that in mind, you realize that, just like casinos, only the number of customers limits insurance company profits. There is nothing in Obamacare
that I've seen that limits what an insurance company can charge anyone in premiums. I do recall something about a penalty if they refused to insure
someone. I think it was $100 a day. So, theoretically, an insurance company could just figure it's cheaper to pay the penalty until you die, which
would be faster since they denied you coverage. All perfectly legal. Remeber, this legislation was written by insurance companies and lawyers, you
know they have their loopholes.
Well, another selling point, insurance rates will be more affordable, right? Really? Why? Does the legislation require insurance companies to cut
their profits? Not that I'm aware. They might lower their profits for a while, just to make this law a little easier to swallow, but they'll go
right back up. Insurance companies will no longer have to compete for customers like casinos, you have to buy it, they will tell you how much to pay.
OK, but under Obamacare, the Government helps people who can't afford insurance to have it. That's a good thing, right? Well, yeah, that does sound
pretty good. But let's follow the money on that. You pay taxes, they government takes that tax money and gives it to insurance companies. Once again,
the insurance companies profit.
Are we beginning to notice a trend here?