dApril 22, 2015

Desert Musings:

What has been the Republicans number one nemesis since 2009? It’s been Obamacare, without a doubt. It’s what gave them the House of Representatives in 2010…and it’s been partly to blame for giving them the Senate in 2014. So, here we are, less than 10 weeks away from the United States Supreme Court ready to rule on whether or not states that use the http://www.healthcare.gov website can actually give out subsidies. And the wise money says that the court will vote 5-4 that they can’t.

That is going to throw Obamacare into a tizzy. The White House has not made any contingency plans in the even that happens. Of course, if they did, they’d be saying to the world that they felt all along they’d get their hands slapped again. They don’t want that public perception to take place. But in the real world scenario of what’s going to be happening, millions of people who got healthcare thru the healthcare.gov website could end up losing it because they can’t pay for it.

To make matters worse, they could have to pay back to the government all of the subsidies that they have already received!

dBut wait…here comes the GOP ready to claim defeat from the jaws of victory. The party that has sworn that Obamacare is the worst thing in the world…worse than being attacked by ISIS…is putting together a plan that would actually SAVE Obamacare. You heard right. It’s going on right now. Quietly. On the hill, there is a move a foot to save Obamacare by giving tax credits to the people who lose their subsidies should the Supreme Court decide to go against Obamacare.

I’m sorry folks. I just don’t get it. You’ve fought for 6 years to get rid of this turkey, and now you want to try to save it? That makes no sense. Oh, they’ll spin it to be something like, you’re going to get tax credits that allow you to buy insurance in the open market, so it’s not the same thing. Let me ask you this. If Obama will sign it…do you think it’s going to be a good deal for we the people? Not a snowball’s chance in my back yard!

If the GOP were deadly serious, they’d come up with their own insurance overhaul plan. One that allowed you to shop across state lines. One where you could sue your insurance company if you were denied coverage. One that still allowed the couple of good things Obamacare did (like doing away with pre-existing conditions, and keeping kids on your policy until age 26). But to keep stuff like an individual mandate? A corporate mandate? To keep all of the arcane and idiotic rules that HHS put in there? Like making me be insured so my mammograms and pap smears are covered? Sorry. I don’t need either. And I don’t need pregnancy coverage. Come to think of it, neither does my wife. But in order to make it cost-effective for People who DO need it, we also have to pay for it.

Time to get serious GOP! If the Supreme Court cans Obamacare’s subsidies, you and I are going to have to bombard our congressmen and senators and flood them with protest letters. It’s the only way to make sure they stand up to this lunacy!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.


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