If you like your health insurance you can keep it, period. These were the words of Barack Hussein Obama and those words were repeated time and again as the snake oil salesman pushed the passage of the (UN)Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare. Obama assured people that they could not only keep their plans but their doctors as well.
Now, as Obamacare stumbles out of the gate millions of people are losing their health insurance coverage. People, who like their plans, are being told their plans will be cancelled because they do not meet the minimum standards of Obamacare. Those grandfathered in are dropping like flies because the HHS wrote rules to ensure folks grandfathered would eventually lose their plans as well.
Barack Obama and his regime all knew years ago that millions of people would lose their insurance and be forced to go without or to sign up under the Obamacare exchanges. THEY KNEW IT. Even so, Obama was out telling people they would not lose their plans.
Now there are cracks in the wall of Obamacare as people are being cancelled because they don’t have plans deemed acceptable to Obama. The original you can keep it if you like it mantra contained no caveats about plans not meeting a standard. Obama simply stated that if you like it you can keep it.
Now the regime is throttling back on some of that rhetoric and claiming that MOST people will keep their insurance. Jay Carney, the Obama spokes puppet admitted that some folks will not be able to keep their insurance.
The regime is saying that people will get better insurance or that what they had was inadequate. My question is according to whom? The government is claiming that these plans are not adequate for those who have them but the people chose them and decided that those plans were what they wanted and were adequate for their needs.
It all boils down to; who is better qualified to decide what is adequate, you or the government? How can government decide what is best for individuals? People know their own situations, their own health and their own needs as well as their ability to pay. People should make their own decisions when it comes to what they purchase.
Government no more belongs deciding what is adequate for a family with regard to health insurance than it does deciding how many children a family should have, what size house it should live in or what kind of car it drives.
These are personal choices and should be left up to the individual.
Those choices should also include NOT buying health insurance. My only condition is if one chooses not to have health insurance than that person is responsible for the bills generated for health care received. How they pay for it is their business so long as they pay for it.
Other than that the choice is theirs and theirs alone.
As an aside, that is my position on having children. Have as many as you want as long as YOU pay for them.
Unfortunately we live in a society where personal freedoms are being eroded each and every day. The government intrudes in our lives more and more and each time there is an intrusion freedom slips further away.
I am capable of running my own budget, deciding what kind of car to drive, whether I need health insurance or not and what kind I need if I choose to have it. I do not need the government to interfere with those things. Neither do most people.
Look at how members of Congress and the rest of the elected government live their lives and then ask yourself if these are really the folks to be deciding what is best in your life.
Barack Obama and his regime knew all along that people would lose their health insurance and yet they kept telling us if we liked it we could keep it.
They lied to us and it is up to us to take them to task for that.
Those who fail to fight for their freedom deserve the weight of the chains that will hold them in bondage.
Never surrender, never submit.