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ObamaCare Damage: So you Thought You Could Keep Your Plan?

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Remember when President Obama promised all of us that if we like our current health care plans, we could keep them?

Let’s refresh our memories…

Well, like most, if not all, of Obama’s promises.  The real answer seems to be, “not so much.”  We’ve already covered that doctors are changing their practices, causing patients to find another.  We’ve also covered that companies, both large and small, are considering dropping health care coverage all together.

Now, we see that a majority of current health care plans will not pass muster under ObamaCare.  For background, here is an excerpt from Investors.com

Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare. That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers.

The documents — product of a joint project of the Labor Department, the Health and Human Services Department and the IRS — examine the effects new regulations would have on existing, or “grandfathered,” employer-based health care plans.

Draft copies of the documents were reportedly leaked to House Republicans earlier in the week. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., posted them on his Web site Friday afternoon.  (View the full report here.)

So, once again, the administration has been caught in a lie.   This is what I think will happen.

1.  To meet the requirements set forth in the legislation, costs will skyrocket.  This has already been well documented.

2.  Many businesses will chose to pay the “fine” for not providing coverage, as it will be far less expensive than actually providing coverage.

3.  The public system will be swamped by people that have had their coverage dropped by their employers.  So much for keeping your plan.

4.  This vast influx into the system will create a crisis, which will, of course, be used as a rationale for creating a “public option.”

5.  The public option, subsidized by the government, will out-compete what is left of the private insurance industry, as they public system doesn’t have to care about the bottom line.  If they run  out of money, they’ll just borrow more from China.

6.  As time wears on, the plan will take it’s toll on private industry.  It will eventually become completely impossible for private business to provide coverage.  It’ll simply be too expensive.

7.  The “crisis” that the government caused, will not be solved by the public option.  It’s not meant to anyway.  The public option is meant to be a transitional step to single payer.  As the crisis deepens, the government will say that the only way to control costs is to control the providers.

8.  Viola!  We have single payer! The government will control the system-top to bottom.

We all know where that ends.  Lots of dead people, horrendous waste, and terrible care.  But who cares, the government will be in charge of it!

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  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    The plan is in motion and the march to single payer has begun. This was their plan all along, I think it was Barney Frank who admitted on video that this bill would eventually lead to single payer. Supporters of this bill think that those who claim single payer will be the end result of this bill are paranoid, but we can clearly see what this administration it up to. We have to repeal this!

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I think Barney Frank actually said that single payer was the ultimate goal and that this plan would be a good stepping stone for that.

      As is the case in nearly every, far-reaching legislation that is passed by Congress, the devil is in the details and in the implementation of those details. We tried to warn people about what was fixing to happen and those warnings are now coming to fruition. Oh, how I wish we had been wrong.

      • http://conservativehideout.com Matt

        That he did, Larry.

        Franks comments come at 3:50.

    • http://conservativehideout.com Matt

      It’ll get done, the support for repeal was around 59% last I saw.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.wordpress.com Bob Belvedere

    [I don't know if my trackbacks are working; they've been acting flighty lately]

    Quoted from and Linked to at:
    The Slavemasters Have Been Very Busy
    —–
    It’s Time To ROC ‘N’ ROLL:
    Restore Our Constitution & Restore Our Lost Liberties

    WOLVERINES!

    • http://conservativehideout.com Matt

      Thanks for the link, Bob.

  • http://bosoilspill.blogspot.com BO’s OilSpillBlog

    What a friggin’ liar he is. He was kicking your ass long before he was kicking BP’s.

    • http://conservativehideout.com Matt

      That he was Oil Spill, That he was.

  • http://www.amusingbunni.blogspot.com Bunni

    I knew they were lying all the while…they’re mouths were moving.

    • http://conservativehideout.com Matt

      That seems to be the best way to tell Bunni. :D

  • http://mksviews.wordpress.com/ MK

    “The public option is meant to be a transitional step to single payer. As the crisis deepens, the government will say that the only way to control costs is to control the providers.”

    That’s always been the bastards plan. I just hope and pray that enough Americans are awake to this nefarious plan and will vote in enough people to repeal it. That is the only way out of it, any other compromise and you’ll just get socialized health a bit later down the track.