Let me be clear here: the results of this survey are probably very accurate—it is what it is. The twist comes from what is done with the results. The results of the survey indicate that only slightly more than eight out of ten Americans were covered by health insurance in 2013. Today, almost nine out of ten Americans have health insurance. So, in roughly two years, we have moved from something more than eight to almost nine. Now that’s progress, folks! You really have to twist the ink in the pen to write such a glowing article for growth amounting to less than 10%, but the liberal media is more than willing to push things in that direction.
Looking at this so-called progress, we also need to remember that the people who were most motivated to sign up were the ones who expected to get their insurance free or almost free. That would cause a surge and the numbers alone would be indicative of progress. However, what we really have is a new welfare program called health insurance combined with a lot of Americans who had no choice but to accept new policies with higher premiums and higher deductibles. In effect, the average American is out more money and has far less coverage—but we are making progress!
Who do you think is getting hit the hardest in the process of mandating universal health coverage? Is it the wealthy among us? Absolutely not, as they can afford alternatives in much the same manner as they can afford the loopholes in the tax structure. The wealthy are seldom affected by the policies of Washington because those who make the laws in Washington are usually among the wealthy and looking to take care of themselves. The ones getting hurt are the ones our elected officials fondly refer to as the middle class of America, though we do not have a class system per se. That middle class, if you will, is made up of Americans who work for a living and have a reasonably comfortable life style, but they are certainly far from rich or possessing the independence of the wealthy.
The middle class is footing the bill for ObamaCare by having their individual or corporate insurance policies replaced with policies that are more costly and require higher deductibles. Therefore, a great portion of that sector will not see any real benefit of having insurance while insurance is handed out like welfare to others or greatly discounted. Daily we hear our current president and many, many other politicians talk about how they are trying to help the middle class in America, yet they keep coming up programs such as ObamaCare that attack the financial well-being of all middle class Americans. Essentially, ObamaCare is just another effort at wealth redistribution.
Progressives want a socialist environment in America. They want the federal government to be the almighty ruling force in the epicenter of all social interaction. They want a dependent populous which looks to the government for its very existence on this earth. That dependence is power and power over people allows the very elite in the progressive movement to steal the rest of us blind. Attempts to wrest control masquerade as compassion and any conservative opposition to such antics is portrayed as cold and heartless. Today, we are literally walking the edge of the abyss that is our financial doom and the Left keeps looking for ways to heap more debt onto the burden which will topple us into the void. Meanwhile, at least half of the American population is blithely unaware of what is going on—they’re simply waiting for the next handout.
Over the next few months, we are going to hear many Leftist Progressives hold forth on the successful policies of Barack Obama, and how they plan to build on them toward a Utopian existence. Hillary Clinton will echo these sentiments while also reminding you that she is a woman and that it is time for a woman to be president—regardless of her qualifications or achievements. No doubt, many will embrace this nonsense because they don’t want the gimmes to stop and they actually believe Utopia lies just over the next hill. Meanwhile, the planning and effort to bankrupt the middle class of America will continue unabated by those on either side of the aisles. Why? Because even those who do not believe in progressivism are easily bought by their own greed. Progressivism isn’t progress. It’s power, control and greed. The one thing it isn't is progress.
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