While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself.
“Week after week, month after month,” says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, “the Obama administration kept telling us everything’s working fine, there’s no problem and then they turn on a dime and fire their contractor.”
That’s because the intent of the law was to destroy the private health care system.
Now it’s true that the existing system needs to be destroyed, and every single person involved in the outrageous acts of the last 30 years, which I allege ought to be felonies under The Sherman and Clayton Acts (and yes, I freely acknowledge that the industry “lobbied”, otherwise knowing as bribed, Congress into exempting them), should be sitting in pound-you-in-the-ass Federal Prison and the entirety of their personal and corporate fortunes should be forfeit as proceeds of a felonious criminal scheme.
However, that is not the land we live in legislatively today.
Back in 2009 I made the bald prediction that what ACA was going to do (after reading the entire bill, which most people did not) was destroy what was left of private health care in the United States. It could do nothing other than that because it protected, in statute, the outrageous asset-stripping schemes that our health system had embodied, it protected acts that in virtually any other line of business would be felonies and it ensconced in statute, backed by government force, the demand that you personally fund that crap to and in fact beyond the limit of your ability to pay.
It thus had to either destroy the health care industry, the economy or both.
Well, it’s going to be both unless it’s stopped folks.
We, the people, must demand that it be stopped, but not just stopped alone, because the system that it was layered on top of was already destined to destroy this nation economically.
Instead, we must demand full application of The Sherman and Clayton Acts upon all facets of the health care system, including all aspects that cross national boundaries.
In other words if you charge someone $30,000 a dose for a drug you bought for $100 a couple hundred miles away, and manage to extract that because it’s afelony for an ordinary person to go buy and bring back for resale said $100 drug, you go to pound-you-in-the-ass federal prison and every nickel you own in assets, corporately and personally, is forfeit.
That stops this crap immediately and at the same time drops the cost of medical care in this country by up to 80% overnight. It ends all Federal and State budget problems overnight. It eliminates the need for expensive “health insurance”, reducing the need for everyone to mere catastrophic coverage which costs a few hundred dollars a year instead of thousands, as care for even really nasty and chronic conditions can be bought for cash.
And for those who are truly destitute, it makes true charity care not only an option but one that will bear fruit and result in them receiving a reasonable amount of care paid for by voluntary acts of those doing the giving.
We solve this or we’re economically destroyed as a nation folks.
It’s that simple.