What Is Going On With Obamacare?
Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
President Obama’s implementation of Obamacare is right on course to destroy the healthcare system and replace it with the federal government being the single party payer.
He is out to prove that the free market system does not work.
President Obama uses the strategies of Cloward and Pivan as well as Saul Alinsky to overwhelm the healthcare system. The goal is to create chaos in the system.
At the same time he attacks his enemies personally.
Cloward and Pivan said full enrollment of those eligible for welfare (entitlement/Obamacare) “would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments” that would “deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city political parties and party coalitions.
The remaining white middle class, the working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor would be polarized. This would further weaken democratic institutions and existing political parties.
"In order to avoid the continuation of the chaos the federal government would step in and be obligated to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas.”
Doesn’t this sound familiar? This week President Obama presented a non-fix to fix the problem of over five million people losing their insurance coverage. His move will only accelerate the chaos in the healthcare system he has already created.
Saul Alinsky said “do not let the enemy attack with a constructive solution. The enemy must be neutralized before its solution takes hold.”
The way to neutralize the enemy is by focusing on an individual you are going to attack. “Do not attack the constructive solution or the institution.”
Freeze the criticism on the individual; personalize the individual criticism and then polarize the populous against the individual and the constructive solution that individual represents.
This is exactly what President Obama and the Democrats did to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. President Obama ignores the opposition’s constructive solutions.
An unidentified source sent me this comment. I am in total agreement
“Obamacare was designed to fail so that the unwashed masses, at the mercy of a cumbersome and unworkable system would look to Obama and the Feds for salvation in the form of single-payer medical care”.
The only "incompetent and unknowledgeable" aspect of the situation is that Obama never, ever considered that the sycophantic Mainstream Media would ever call him out on this.
President Obama has never considered the wisdom of the American people.
In reality, government interference with the free market and its bureaucratic structure, inefficiencies and ill informed advisors have been the major cause of all the chaos.
Barney Frank and John Kerry told President Obama that the only way Obamacare would work is with a strong public option and a single party payer system. President Obama’s response was don’t worry just pass the Affordable Care Act.
The creation of chaos in the healthcare system is the first step. Obamacare has succeed is creating chaos for people having their healthcare insurance coverage cancelled.
President Obama promised them that they could keep their insurance if they like their insurance. They could also keep their doctor if they liked their doctor.
He knew that this was not true in 2010. Nevertheless he promised it 23 more times since.
The New York Times reported,” A Contrite Obama Unveils a Health Fix
President Obama announced a fix to his signature health care law that will allow existing customers to keep their insurance plans.”
President Obama was far from contrite in my view. His non-fix fix will serve to accelerate the chaos in the marketplace.
His pronouncement is unconstitutional.
The insurance industry is not inclined to do things obviously against the “law of the land”. The main reason is the insurance industry has already purged the old insurance policies from their systems.
It will be impossible to reactivate them again in four weeks.
Increasing chaos is an important step in accelerating President Obama’s endgame to collapse the entire healthcare system.
Let us look at what he said during his “contrite” press conference.
"His announced fix is aimed at remedying the mass cancellation of individually purchased insurance plans by letting insurance companies re-offer non-compliant policies."
President Obama let slip that this is one big blame-shifting exercise. He announced that no one would be able to say Obamacare caused him or her to lose insurance.
This is a Saul Alinsky tactic. The insurance industry has no inclination or ability to change its policies this late in the game. The industry can only lose money doing this.
President Obama has thus set up the healthcare insurance industry to take the blame for the before and after crisis in the healthcare system.
The fix undermines the essential premise of Obamacare. The young healthy people need to be forced into buying insurance through the health insurance exchanges. Insurance they do not want or need.
The President’s new fix will explicitly encourage many people to stay out of the exchange. The signal is clear that no one should sign up now because the entire program is in flux. Young people do not trust President Obama anymore.
There were a series of incredible statements and lies made at the fix press conference. Those paying close attention could hear them.
“We fumbled the rollout on this health-care law.”
No kidding. Where is the lie about the promise you made after you knew this would happen with both the web site and the ability to keep your insurance.
“I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans.”
Thank you Mr. President.
“It is a complex process.”
Therefore, no one in the administration is to be blamed for anything that went wrong because it is a complex process.
“I was not informed directly [How about indirectly?], that the Web site would not be working. . . .
I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the Web site opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.”
This is either an intentional lie or he did not listen to people who were telling him the web site was not ready.
People were telling him for months that the web site was not ready, not secure and not tested.
It is time for President Obama take some personal responsibility.
“With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it. . . that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate.”
President Obama didn’t lie. He was just inaccurate. Hah!
“The Affordable Care Act is not going to be the reason why insurers have to cancel your plans.”
President Obama must be kidding. His administration’s regulations made the old insurance policies against the law of the land.
“The federal government does a lot of things really well. One of those things it does not do well is information technology procurement.”
Is it the federal government’s fault when President Obama awarded the non-bid contract to build the web site to Michelle Obama’s girlfriend?
“In terms of what happens on Nov. 30th or Dec. 1st, I think it’s fair to say that the improvement will be marked and noticeable.”
I thought we were promised that the web site would be fixed by November 30.
“What we are also discovering is insurance is complicated to buy.”
Why make it more complicated with Obamacare? The process could and should be simplified.
“There is no doubt that our failure to roll out the ACA smoothly has put a burden on Democrats, whether they’re running or not.”
The burden is on the Democrats. They were fools to pass this un-executable law without reading it or understanding it.
Didn’t Nancy Pelosi tell fellow Democrats that they have to pass the bill in order to see what is in it?
Democrats were the only ones that voted yes for the bill. They are responsible for what is in it.
They all deserve to be kicked out of office in 2014.
“There have been times where I thought we were … slapped around a little bit unjustly. This one’s deserved, all right?”
Again Saul Alinsky comes up. In the last few days I have once again seen the race card come up in the traditional media and among celebrities. Alinsky said attack your enemy personally.
There is beginning to be outrage and fear among the people of all socioeconomic groups. Everyone is now getting President Obama number. No one trusts him anymore.
Obamacare must be repealed. America must start all over again to reform the healthcare system.
A good place to start is with My Ideal Medical Savings Accounts and Tort Reform.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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