12-term Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, an Appropriations Committee member who said this month that he will not seek re-election in 2014, said that not enough young people are signing up for Obamacare coverage to make the law work.
“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations. But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially,” Moran said in an interview with WAMU American University Radio.
“And, frankly, there’s some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young,” Moran said.
So isn’t that sweet?
Jim admits that he attempted to financially rape young people, but they didn’t go for it.
Without them going for it, the law can’t work.
Therefore, it will blow up.
“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly. If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now,” Moran said.
I have a solution.
1. Scrap Obamacare.
2. Remove all exemptions from the Sherman and Clayton Acts from any health-care connected firm, period, including but not limited to international exemptions.
3. Prosecute each and every person and company that violates those acts.
The cost of health care will drop 80% overnight.
Yes, there will be things we can do now that you won’t be able to obtain. That’s the price.
However, not only will you be able to afford to buy health care for cash, but catastrophic insurance — true insurance — will be available at a few hundred dollars a year instead of thousands.
At the same time Federal, State and Local budgets will also have their deficit problems disappear.
We will have to accept a short-term economic dislocation to do this. But that which is spent on rapaciously-priced monopolistic health care now will be reallocated to other, more-productive areas of the economy within months, and the US will become one of the most-competitive places to do business — if not the most-competitive place in the world.
We can have it today. I have laid this path out continually since 2009. My offer stands to work with any sincere legislator who wants to make it happen and actually solve the problem.
But we can’t have that solution with the existing health care scams, no matter how much lipstick you put on the pig and no matter how many ways you to try to screw people “just a little more.”
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