All the angst over the government “slimdown” and the debt ceiling has not completely overshadowed the Obamacare rollout disaster, but it hasn’t received the full attention it deserves. Three years after Democrats figured out a way to coerce 60 votes in the Senate to get this thing passed, it still isn’t ready for prime time.
The website for the program is a complete mess; when people are able to access it, they’re stunned by the sticker price of the options available. There’s really no good reason for any young person to sign up for it, yet their participation is the only way it can conceivably work. The whole enterprise has become laughable, showcasing how little competence exists in the administration. Once again, all we’re offered is hope and change.
We’re also seeing all the long-term effects begin to surface. Various medical clinics across the country are starting to lay off personnel. Reports of doctors planning to curtail their practice or retire are becoming more common. And of course we’ve already seen many businesses either drop employees, cut back their hours, or decide to stop offering insurance plans of their own. That means more people will be forced into the Obamacare monster:
Frankly, I don’t think “progressives”—and I use that term loosely—really are all that interested in people’s healthcare. They’re far more fascinated with the prospects of controlling people’s lives. What we’re seeing now with the Obamacare rollout shouldn’t surprise anyone. Principled people already knew it wouldn’t work as advertised, simply because socialism never works as advertised.
Those in Congress who are faithfully pointing out the principled reasons for opposition to this misnamed Affordable Care Act are routinely dismissed as obstructionists. Well, we have an obligation to do our best to obstruct policies that are bent on destruction. Obamacare is one of the most blatantly destructive acts ever passed by any Congress in our history. It needs to be dismantled while there’s still time to do so.