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GOP on health care: An infinite regression of failure



Another false “repeal and replace” attempt of Obamacare, another failure. Yet again the GOP attempts to pull a fast one on voters with their healthcare bill, trying to hide the fact that it kept the taxes flowing to the federal government, while cloaking it as some kind of ersatz Federalism by block granting the money to the states.


I’ve written about this extensively before and I’m not about to rehash all the old issues. What I will say for about the billionth time is that the GOP needs to do what it said it would, and what it made a show of doing many times when they knew Obama would veto it: simply repeal Obamacare and let the free market deal with health insurance.

I wrote about the hypocrisy of the current healthcare debate, how the news media felt sympathy for those who might lose insurance if Obamacare were to be repealed, but had shown no sympathy for those who lost care when it was enacted. They point to how many more are insured, never mind the fact that many of those didn’t want insurance.

Burn the liberal straw men

People, this “existing conditions” thing that liberals use as their sympathy argument is simply a straw man. Let me tell you why. Even before Obamacare, group plans, like the ones you get offered when you work for a big corporation, always cover pre-existing conditions. So if you have a pre-existing condition, you might need to go to work somewhere that has a group health plan.

Oh, you don’t like working for “the man”? Grow up. Make better choices. You might have to make some life decisions you might not otherwise make in order to get the insurance you need. Oh, your portion of it is too expensive? Yeah, you can thank Obamacare for that. The skyrocketing costs are due in large part to the ACA’s requirements an for the companies getting out of the market, leaving less competition and fewer choices.

Also, take better care of yourself! A lot of physical ailments are preventable! Eating right and exercise, not smoking or drinking excessively can eliminate many ailments, and lessen the need for doctors. Some of our problem isn’t so much a health care problem as much as it is a health problem.

Final thoughts

The GOP getting the federal government out of the health care industry shouldn’t be controversial. The federal government is bad and inefficient a tax everything. I doubt you can find many, if any, people who would say Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell would be better at making decisions for the their family than they would, so why are so many so willing to let the government make decisions about their healthcare? Because they think it will be free?

Nothing is free in this world. Everything has a cost, and it’s not just taxpayers who will pay the cost while lazy people reap the rewards. Those reaping the “rewards” will also pay when the government paying the bills decides it doesn’t want to pay to provide the care a patient needs. Most people don’t think that far ahead though, and they will come to regret that.

It hardly matters though. The GOP has made it clear it wants Obamacare in place, or at least some form of it. Johnson McCain didn’t support Graham-Cassidy because he thought it needed “a bi-partisan solution.” Well John, the problem wasn’t created in no-partisan way. John wants an even more liberal solution.

THis pretty much seals the deal folks. MARK my words, the next major legislation that will be enacted on healthcare will be the next Democrat Congress and President (or maybe even Republicans) enacting single-payer. Just watch.

Benjamin Wilhelm served as a commissioned officer in the United States military for 10 years, serving one combat tour in Afghanistan. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge among other military awards. Ben has worked in a variety of private sector businesses both large and small. He is a former military and civilian firearms instructor and an advocate for veterans issues. Ben is a strict Constitutionalist who sees the Federal government as an out of control leviathan, and the federal debt as a burden that will break the country. Ben is a divorced father of two boys.

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