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TUESDAY’S VOTE: DEMS WANT TO TALK ABOUT OBAMACARE?  LET’S REVIEW THIS NIGHTMARE

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DEMS SCREAM “MEDICARE FOR ALL,” DURING MIDTERM ELECTION CAMPAIGNING

Democrats have always been talented at playing games with words.  “Medicare For All” would 1) bankrupt America and Americans, 2) decrease access to care for millions of seniors and 3) put Federal bureaucrats in charge of life & death, that is, Socialized Medicine.

It was easy for Democrats to create and vote for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2009 and 2010 because they did not care that millions would lose their health insurance and/or their doctor.  Indeed, they wanted to destroy the individual plan health insurance marketplace and force people onto government-run insurance.  They wanted to make private health insurance so expensive that Americans would beg for government take-over.

The Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, was so bad the U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and their staffs who wrote it, voted for it and implemented it, are not included in it.  They were allowed to keep their cadillac health insurance paid for by taxpayers, some of whom can’t afford insurance for themselves.  Yep, they destroyed a large part of the insurance market and forced Americans into government mandated insurance but saved themselves from its horrors.

“MEDICARE FOR ALL” WILL CREATE A 20-YEAR HEALTHCARE

NIGHTMARE: BABY BOOMERS & SENIORS WILL BE DENIED CARE

The biggest problem with “Medicare For All” is that Medicare pays doctors and hospitals substantially less than employer-based plans do.  The first 20 years after Socialized Medicine is implemented would be ugly.  Hospitals will shut down, and waits for major procedures would extend from a few weeks to several months.

“Medicare For All” would be especially devastating for Baby Boomers and Seniors.  After paying into Medicare for decades, these Americans will be denied care just when they need it the most.  Their private health insurance will be outlawed and they will have nowhere to turn.

Craig Garthwaite, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, says “we would see a degradation in the customer-service side of health care.” 

OBAMACARE PRODUCED A NET LOSS OF INSURED AMERICANS

Over 5 million Americans lost their coverage immediately because the ACA outlawed their individual plans.  Later, about 25 million lost coverage they had through their employers.  These small employers could not afford the premiums because the ACA mandated 10 very expensive provisions in every plan.  Many of the newly uninsured were able to find other insurance coverage at much higher premiums and much higher deductibles.

The Obama Administration claimed about 48 million were uninsured before the ACA was implemented.  Although the figures are hard to pin down due to manipulation of definitions, apparently less than 20 million were covered through the Obamacare exchanges as of June, 2017.  Most of the newly insured were put on Medicaid, a welfare program, because eligibility was expanded.

Obamacare was passed with only Democrat votes and was signed into law by a Democrat president.  The Dems actually wanted complete takeover of healthcare, that is, Socialized Medicine (they call it ‘single payer’ hoping you will be fooled) but knew that they did not have enough votes.  Thus, they settled for a bill that was designed to 1) destroy the health insurance marketplace, 2) significantly reduce options for patients, and 3) create so many uninsured Americans that the masses would beg the Feds to takeover healthcare.Obamacare, Obama, Socialized Medicine, healthcare, Medicare

DECREASING OPTIONS FOR AMERICANS GIVE FEDS MORE CONTROL

The Left has been conniving since the 1930s to take over complete control of whether you live or die.  Once the Federal government is the sole decision-maker over what health care each American receives, we will no longer be able to say that we are truly free, autonomous people.

Each American’s very existence will depend upon an unelected bureaucrat and how he/she interprets the mountains of regulations.  Imagine if you are a registered Republican and the bureaucrat deciding if you are “entitled” to life-saving medical care is a hate-filled Liberal.  Imagine for a moment that you are white and the bureaucrat deciding whether your medical condition is important enough for treatment is a Black Lives Matter supporter.  Or, an Antifa thug gets to decide healthcare for a Trump supporter

Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), a 1980 presidential candidate, advocated Socialized Medicine throughout his 47 years in the Senate (1962 to 2009, his death), calling it “the cause of my life.”  Of course, as a trust fund baby, Teddy did not have to worry about getting poor-quality Socialized Medicine.  HE could pay cash for all HIS medical services.  During the Clinton Administration, First Lady Hillary Clinton spearheaded a failed take-over of the U. S. health care system, as well.Obamacare, Obama, Socialized Medicine, healthcare, Medicare

BUREAUCRATS WILL DECIDE IF YOU LIVE OR DIE

Socialized Medicine will give un-elected Federal bureaucrats complete control of one/sixth of the U. S. economy.  Moreover, every doctor, nurse and hospital will be government agents.  As government agents they will do exactly as their master demands or they will find themselves unemployed or imprisoned.

The medical opinion of the doctor regarding what treatment is best for YOU, the patient, will be secondary to the complex maze of rules and regulations.  The wishes of the patient will never enter into the equation.  Bureaucrats will decide if your life or your medical problem is “worth” the expense of treating it.  After one reaches a certain age (to be determined by bureaucrats) life-saving medical care will be totally denied.

PATIENTS WAIT IN QUEUE UNTIL THEY DIE OR TRAVEL OUT OF CANADA

We need look no farther than our northern neighbor to see how Socialized Medicine really “works.”  Canada implemented their system in 1966.  The main reason it still “works” can be credited to the United States’ first-rate healthcare system.

Since Canada shares a HUGE border with us and since we speak the same language it is relatively easy for Canadians to bring their health problems to the US for diagnosis & treatment.

To avoid months in the queue, Canadians who can afford it just come across the border.  From Bellingham, WA to Minot, ND (where this writer worked in a clinic while going to college) to the Mayo Clinic in Duluth, MN to Buffalo, NY you will find clinics & hospitals with significant numbers of Canadian patients.  Indeed, many of these clinics would be forced to close if Canadians stopped coming.  When the Canadian Socialized Medicine system runs out of money, they cancel all non-emergency surgeries for the remainder of the calendar year.

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‘It’s important to treat all our patients as individuals…this for example is individual number 78/yh5-fg34c.’

FIGURES LIE AND LIARS FIGURE

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT “medical economics” professor who was paid $400,000 to cook the numbers, started telling the truth AFTER this monstrous legislation was passed.  He has repeatedly stated that Obamacare is “working as designed.”  That is, it was designed to destroy health insurance for the majority of Americans.

Professor Gruber, no relation to this writer, was the same Obamacare architect who said the main reasons it passed were 1) “public stupidity” and 2) “lack of transparency” in the legislative process.  Don’t let Democrat lies keep you away from the midterms voting booth.  Don’t let Democrat lies push you into voting for a Democrat House or Senate member.

Diane L. Gruber

Autonomous American

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