Palin: Americans Will Get 'Mugged By Reality' When Employer Mandate Hits
by Tony Lee 26 Nov 2013, 3:08 PM PDT
On Tuesday, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Americans, including liberals who relied on Obama's false promises on healthcare, will be "mugged by reality" when the employer mandate hits next year and nearly 80 million more Americans will lose their insurance plans. She said the country has seen "nuthin' yet" when it comes to the damage Obamacare will do.
Palin slammed the media for ignoring Obama's intention to move America to a socialized health care system and urged Americans to elect and support candidates who will fight for patient-centered, free-market reforms.
Irving Kristol famously quipped that a conservative convert (or a "neoconservative" in his day) is a "liberal who has been mugged by reality."
Palin referenced an article that had been linked at the top of the Drudge Report on Tuesday with the headline: “Almost 80 million with employer health care plans could have coverage canceled, experts predict.”
She said, in a Facebook post, that though she had been mocked about Obamacare death panels, more experts are confirming her initial analysis that Obamacare's employer mandate will devastate working class Americans.
Palin said the Obama administration's claim that “30 million MORE people will be covered by Obamacare" is as credible a promise as Obama's “if you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan" line.
"Obamacare is presently hitting people who buy insurance on the individual market because they may not receive health coverage through their employers. It’s hurting millions! But you ain’t seen nuthin' yet," she wrote. "Just wait until the Obamacare employer mandate kicks in next year. As I told Fox News Sunday, despite what the White House and media report, tens of millions more Americans are set to lose their employer provided insurance plans. The ramifications of this WILL fundamentally transform America."
"Companies that provide health insurance plans that aren’t compliant with new burdensome Obamacare mandates will obviously decide it’s cheaper to dump employees into the government-run Obamacare exchanges and pay the penalty than try to provide an expensive Obamacare-approved plan," Palin wrote. "No one in America will be left unscathed by Obamacare. Please trust me on this."
She said the "media can repeat all the bogus White House stats they want about false claims like the individual mandate 'only affects 5% of the public,' but they can’t change reality – NUMBERS DON'T LIE – and America is about to get 'mugged by reality' very soon, to paraphrase Irving Kristol."
"Far from providing more Americans with insurance, Obamacare is ironically hurting the very people it was sold to as some kind of health care savior," she wrote.
"More people will choose to pay the IRS penalty and go without insurance because they can’t afford the increased rates slamming them, plus they now have fewer options in this one-size-fits-all expensive bureaucratic exchange which forces people to buy coverage for things they don’t want nor need," she continued. "We’re talking about one-sixth more of our economy controlled now by big government, remember."
Palin said "the truth is" that the “enlightened ones” had known "all along that rationing was in the plan. They were angry with me for saying it out loud. The twin pillars of Obamacare have always been redistribution and rationing."
"Take away one of those pillars and the whole thing crumbles. That’s why Obamacare is doomed. You were smart enough to know that, while they were arrogant enough to keep up a deceitful ruse until their White House control was guaranteed," she wrote. "They’re busted now, though. And that’s why they’re scrambling to distract you and hope you won’t realize how enormously important upcoming elections are to save our economy."
Palin said the "redistribution aspect will be Obamacare’s undoing" because "not enough young or healthy people will apply for Obamacare because it’s simply unaffordable."
"It makes NO economic sense for them to voluntarily sign up. They’ll choose to pay the IRS fine instead. This will bankrupt the whole Ponzi scheme, which is premised on young and healthy people paying for those who are sick or have pre-existing conditions," Palin wrote. "And when Obamacare fails, the left will push to have us move to full socialized medicine under a so-called 'single payer plan.' This is exactly what Barack Obama touted as a candidate, as did many of his bureaucratic appointees, but the media glossed over that all these years."
Palin said the "only way to fix Obamacare is to scrap this stuffed turkey and start over with genuine free market, patient-centered reforms that allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, enact tort reform, and give individual insurance buyers the same breaks we give employer provided insurance." She emphasized that leaders "who will fight for us to get it done" also need to be backed and elected.
She then warned Americans to not buy the talking points the Obama administration is arming their media and liberal allies with. "You’re not swallowing that turkey," Palin said while emphasizing that Americans need to stop letting the "enlightened ones" keep them in the dark.