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Offline rangerrebew

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What Obamacare is really about.
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:32:33 AM »
      What  ObamaCare is Really About

I'm a 54 year old consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000
per year, depending on  how hard I work and whether or not there are work
projects out there for me.
My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year, working as a
part-time mail clerk.
For me,  making $60,000 a year, under ObamaCare, the cheapest, lowest
grade policy I can buy, which also happens to impose a $5,000 deductible,
$482 per month.
For my girlfriend, the same exact policy, same deductible, costs $1 per
That's right, $1 per month. I'm not making this up.
Don't believe me? Just go to , the Obama Care  website for
California and enter the parameters I've mentioned above and see for
yourself. By the way,
my zip code is 93940. You'll need to enter that.
So OK,  clearly ObamaCare is a scheme that involves putting the cost burden
of healthcare
onto the middle and upper-income wage earners.
But there's  a lot more to it. Stick with me. And before I  make my next
points, I'd like you to think about
something:  I live in Monterey County, in Central California.
We have a large land mass but just 426,000 residents - about the population
of Colorado Springs or
the city of Omaha.
But we do  have a large Hispanic population, including a large number of
illegal aliens, and to serve this
group we have Natividad Medical Center, a massive, Federally subsidized
county medical complex
that takes up an area about one-third the size of the Chrysler Corporation
automobile assembly
plant in Belvedere, Illinois (see Google Earth View).
Natividad  has state-of-the-art operating rooms, Computed Tomography and
Resonance Imaging, fully equipped, 24 hour emergency room, and much more.
If you have no insurance, if you've been in a drive-by shooting or have
overdosed on crack
cocaine, this is where you go. And it's essentially free, because almost
everyone who ends
up in the ER is uninsured.
Last year, 2,735 babies were born at Natividad. 32% of these were born to
teenage mothers, 93% of which were Hispanic.
Less than 20% could demonstrate proof of citizenship, and 71% listed their
language as Spanish.
Of these 876 births, only 40 were covered under [any kind of] private health
The taxpayers paid for the other 836.
And in case you were wondering about the entire population - all 2,735
births - less than
24% involved insured coverage or even partial payment on behalf of the
patient to the
hospital in exchange for services. Keep this in mind as we move forward.
Now consider this:  If I want to upgrade my policy to a low-deductible
premium policy,
such as what I had with my last employer, my cost is $886 per month.
But my girlfriend can upgrade her policy to the very same level, for just $4
per month.
That's right, $4 per month. $48 per year for a zero-deductible, premium
policy - the kind of thing you get when you work at IBM (except of course,
employees pay an average of $170 per month out of pocket for their
I mean, it's bad enough that I will be forced to subsidize the Obama Care
scheme in
the first place.
But even if I agreed with the basic scheme, which of course I do not, I
would *never* agree
to subsidize premium policies.
If I have to pay $482 a month for a budget policy, I sure as hell do not
want the guy I'm
subsidizing to get a better policy, for less that 1% of what I have to fork
out each month for
a low-end policy.
Why must I pay $482 per month for something the other guy gets for a dollar?
why should the other guy get to buy an $886 policy for$4 a month?
Think about this: I have to pay $10,632 a year for the same thing that the
other guy
can get for $48. $10,000 of net income is 60 days of full  time work *as an
$48 is something I could could pay for collecting aluminum cans and plastic
one day a  month.
Are you with me on this? Are you starting to get an idea what ObamaCare is
really about?
ObamaCare is not about dealing with inequities in the healthcare system.
That's just the cover story. The real story is that it is a massive,
political power grab.
Do you think anyone who can insure himself with a premium policy for $4 a
month will
vote for anyone but the political party that provides him such a deal?
ObamaCare is
about enabling, subsizdizing, and expanding the Left's political power base,
taxpayer expense.
Why would I vote for anyone but a Democrat if I can have babies for $4 a
For that matter, why would I go to college or strive for a better job or
income if it
means I have to pay real money for healthcare coverage?
Heck, why study engineering when I can be a schlub for $20K per year and buy
new F-150 with all the money I'm saving?
And think about those $4-a-month babies - think in terms of propagation
Think of just how many babies will be born to irresponsible, under-educated
Will we get a new crop of brain surgeons and particle physicists from the
baby club, or will we  need more cops, criminal courts and prisons? One
thing you can be
certain of: At $4 a month, they'll multiply, and multiply, and multiply. And
not one of them
will vote Republican.
ObamaCare:  It's all about political power.

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Re: What Obamacare is really about.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 04:11:51 PM »
You are your brother's keeper.  Now shut up and pay your taxes.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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