Oct 22, 2010 Comments Off
In March 2010 President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) passed by the Democratic controlled congress. The “sweeping healthcare reform” in reality is nothing but a bailout of the health insurance industry and does little for American citizens. The PPACA forces hard working Gay and Lesbian Americans to purchase into a broken private health insurance system or face imprisonment.
The IRS enforces participation. If an American worker refuses to purchase a private policy the IRS fines you. If you choose not to pay the IRS fine you will go to jail.
Never before in the history of the United States has the federal government forced American citizens to purchase a private industry product or face jail. The PPACA represents the single greatest threat to American personal freedoms our country has ever faced.
If PPACA is allowed to stand any multinational corporation could buy enough votes in congress to mandate every American purchase their product. Your right to freely associate is eliminated as you are forced to support industries against your will.
Here is an example. Let’s say Microsoft wanted to increase sales but do to the economic slump no one was upgrading their software. Bill Gates buys enough congressmen and senators to pass a piece of legislation that forces every PC owner to upgrade their operating system every year. Any PC owner connected to the internet without the proper operating system would face fines and imprisonment.
Of course it would be rolled out as a necessary step in combating cyber terrorism but the end result is the same. It removes competition and product innovation. Why spend billions enhancing a product when you can spend a few million bribing congress members and force everyone to purchase your junk through government mandates.
By the way that is exactly what happened in the “health care reform” fiasco. Rather than create a new and innovative system to providing health care to all Americans, members of congress sold their votes to the health insurance lobby and the end result is mandatory participation in our broken private health insurance system. Instead of retooling their business model to address the economic realities facing America today the health insurance industry simply bought enough congressmen to mandate every citizen buy their outdated and overpriced products.
This is the new model for any multinational corporation doing business in the United States. Save the cost of research and advertising by simply having the government force Americans to buy your product.
Mercifully the wheels of justice are turning for the American people. United States District Judge Roger Vinson is allowing a lawsuit brought by several states claiming the PPACA is unconstitutional. The Federal government does not have the constitutional authority to force all Americans to purchase products from a private industry.
Vinson dismissed four of six claims the states brought against the healthcare law but said he saw grounds to proceed on two counts, including one relating to the way critics say it would force huge new spending by state governments.
On the issue of the so-called “individual mandate,” the law’s provision that all Americans obtain healthcare insurance, Vinson said the plaintiffs had “most definitely stated a plausible claim” for their objections.
“The power that the individual mandate seeks to harness is simply without prior precedent,” he said.
Candidates from both parties are campaigning against the wildly unpopular “health care reform” with the Republicans promising to repeal the more egregious pieces of the legislation. Make no mistake, neither party will repeal the mandatory health insurance provisions in this bill they will simply relax the restrictions placed on the insurance industry. Rates will skyrocket as coverage declines…and you will still be forced to purchase their product.
The federal government starts enforcing the individual mandates in 2014.
Over the next 4 years freedom loving Americans will face the choice of abandoning the United States for a less fascist nation or imprisonment for not supporting corporate profits. Change you can believe in!
Health insurance companies provide no health care…health insurance companies profit by DENYING health care. Placing health insurance company profits above patient care kills Americans!
A single payer system that removes profits from denying care is the only reform acceptable to the American public.