The real reason for Obamacare: You’re not smart enough
Written by Michele Hickford on November 4, 2013
On Sunday I watched Fox News with Chris Wallace and was riveted to the opening segment interview with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
Listening to Dr. Emanuel it was clear why millions of Americans have been receiving notices canceling their private healthcare plans. Emanuel does not believe individual American citizens are capable of making their own choices concerning their healthcare. And neither does the government.
Do you recognize how threatening the situation is in America? Obamacare, in reality the government, now mandates that you personally must purchase a private sector commodity — in this case healthcare insurance — or be taxed. Our government is now engaging in behavior modification by taxation. It sets a dangerous precedent that the government now has the power to tell you what is best for your most personal decision — your healthcare. Where does it end?
This is the greatest intrusion into the private lives of Americans in our history. And you might recall Thomas Jefferson wrote a little document detailing the intrusive nature of government, which established the United States of America.
This Tuesday there will be an election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in the state that gave us President Thomas Jefferson. Terry McAuliffe and the other progressive socialist candidates running believe such as Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and of course Barack Obama, that government has every right to mandate your life. I tend to believe that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Mason, and Henry would not support any Democrat running today in Virginia. Which begs, the question why is anyone voting for them now?
Perhaps someone should explain ex post facto law to Dr. Emanuel which retroactively changes the legal consequences of actions committed or of existing relationships before the enactment of the law.
The doctor sees nothing wrong with the fact that after passage of the Affordable Care Act (passed of course with non-standard procedures in the Democrat-controlled House and Senate) changes were made by the Obama administration ex post facto to the grandfather clause, saying that any change to an existing plan would negate the clause.
When asked about the narrow definition of one of these negating conditions, such as change of just $5 to a deductible, Dr. Emanuel dismissed this as a reasonable percentage alteration, comparing it to changing a plank on a ship.
He continued with what seems to be the administration talking point of comparing health insurance to purchasing a car. Emanuel actually believes that President Obama mandating you must have additional coverage, which is not applicable to your life, is similar to buying a car without airbags or seat belts. How absurd!
My friends, we are witnessing the slow, steady creep of tyranny in our country and we must wake up and stop it.