Obamacare: The Real Agenda

What is the real Agenda for Obamacare?  It isn't what you think. Photo: AP

WASHINGTON June 12, 2013 ― Barack Obama started talking about Obamacare as soon as he got in office. He and his administration begged, borrowed and stole votes to get it passed. The “Cornhusker Kickback” and “Louisiana Purchase” were only two of the creative names that came from the time honored political technique that Obama used to try and procure votes to pass Obamacare.

When the nation was debating Obamacare, Obama promised that premiums would go down and Obamacare would save money.

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We are finding out almost every day that neither promise is true. If Obamacare will not save us money in the cost of medicine and will create unaffordable premiums for Americans, why aren’t the Democrats rushing to repeal it?

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced this past Thursday that the cost of health insurance in Ohio will rise 88 percent in 2014 because of Obamacare.

The IRS itself, the agency charged with enforcing the Obamacare individual mandate, in January issued regulations where they assume the lowest cost Obamacare policy will cost the average American family $20,000 a year. According to government statistics the average American family makes a little over $63,000 a year.

Health insurance will now consume one-third of the average family’s income.

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This only gets worse. Because employers must pay for Obamacare for employees who work over 30 hours a week, many companies are cutting hours to 29 per week to avoid Obamacare costs. Many other companies are simply going to temporary workers.

Obamacare is a disaster for employment in a nation that is enduring the Great Obama Depression. So why don’t the Democrats want to repeal Obamacare?

The answer is very simple: Obamacare was never the end goal. Single Payer Healthcare has always been the goal.

In 1948, Harry Truman was the first Democrat to propose socialist healthcare for America. This has been one of the holy grails of the American left for decades. Most Americans do not want single payer healthcare.

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In order for the left to impose socialist healthcare on America, they must first destroy the health insurance industry.

They are now doing that.

Obamacare makes health insurance so expensive that most people will not be able to afford it. Obamacare creates incentives for employers to reduce workers to part-time status. It requires insurers to cover many procedures at no cost and creates an incentive for people to simply pay a fine rather than have health insurance because the fine is cheaper. And, as we sail through the Great Obama Depression, with labor force participation lower now than it has been since Jimmy Carter was President, many Americans simply cannot afford health insurance.

Once Obamacare destroys the health insurance market and many people can only get part time jobs, the Democrats will offer the solution. As the news is filled with stories of people who cannot get medical care or who are bankrupted because they could not afford health insurance and now have catastrophic medical bills, the Democrats will have an answer for the Obamacare train wreck.

It will be Single Payer socialist healthcare.

Their solution will offer to lift the burden on Americans that Obamacare is bankrupting. Their solution will change the rules on employers so that they do not have to cut so many employees to part time.

The only problem with their solution is that it has failed every time it has been tried.

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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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