Fox News asked, over the weekend, whether ObamaCare can be saved. But the real question is whether it should be—that hasn’t been established, yet.
Indeed, the basic question is whether this country should be providing universal health welfare—which is what Obamacare attempts to do; this law eliminates any insurance aspect from its purported health “insurance” program—at all.
Obamacare, as it stands, is not what Americans want. Poll after poll, across the three years since the law’s enactment, demonstrate this. The law’s internal contradictions, quite apart from its masquerade as insurance, make its efficacy—its very legitimacy—nonexistent.
Obamacare has the poor subsidizing the better off: young and healthy are required to buy “insurance” they don’t need at inflated prices in order that older Americans can buy “insurance” at artificially depressed prices.
Single men and empty nesters are required to buy “insurance” that covers women’s prenatal and maternity care—as well as the extremely cheap commodity of birth control pills so that women of child-bearing and rearing age can buy these coverages at artificially deflated prices—and get their birth control pill for “free.”
Millions of Americans (5 million and counting in the private individual market, the ObamaFix notwithstanding, with small business policies to follow in a few months and the employer mandate to take effect in a year) are being forced off their insurance policies, policies for which preference has been demonstrated both by Americans’ purchase of them and the hue and cry over their loss, all so that they will be driven into the ObamaMart to buy government-approved “insurance” at much higher premiums and much higher deductibles.
The law’s design is explicit: to redistribute wealth. Period. This is a redistribution of wealth from those who don’t have it to those who, if not exactly wealthy, generally are better off and certainly more established. This is a redistribution of wealth, also, from one group of sort-of-haves to a different group—government preferred—of sort-of-haves.