Half Vast Ideas

Bill Garvin HVI

Military veterans probably remember the maxim that “Proper prior planning prevents p— poor performance.” Civilian applications were politically corrected down to “prior planning prevents poor performance.” There are other colloquialisms for caution such as “don’t let your mouth write a check that your body can’t cash” and don’t let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird butt.” My favorite has to be “don’t take on vast projects with half-vast ideas.” Apparently, the Obama administration never heard or has chosen to ignore these maxims.

Of course, when you start with a flawed premise, there is very little room for success. How could any sane person possibly believe you can add thirty million people to the medical rolls, suffer a status quo or decrease in medical practitioners, mandate a plethora of additional benefits in every policy, and expect your insurance bill to decrease by $2,500 per family per year? Yet, that’s what President Obama promised and Democrats and the media swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. It was shoved down the throats of the remainder, the majority of citizens, who have never approved of Obamacare, who were satisfied with their own insurance, and were pleased with their medical care.

With a flawed premise, it’s important to embellish with lies. If you like your health insurance, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period. Don’t forget the emphatic assurance of what has proven false. In order to keep your insurance, no changes could be made since passage of the Affordable Care Act. Of course, Health and Human Services then told all the insurance companies that there were certain benefits that had to be included. So far, a million and a half policies have been canceled since they don’t have all those benefits. Now the liberal spin is all of those policies were “garbage,” the insurance companies that sold them were predators, and the consumers who bought them were ignorant rubes. Only the government knows what is good for you; you can’t be trusted to make your own decisions! Now it’s being reported that President Obama’s administration (you can’t say President Obama because he continually demonstrates that he knows nothing about anything!) knew from the beginning that 50 to 75% of the 14 million individual subscribers would be canceled out. He both knew and lied or he is absolutely ignorant about his “signature” accomplishment. It’s unclear as to which is the worse offense.

Now there’s the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare. After three and a half years and three-quarters of a BILLION dollars of taxpayer money, the website crashes. On the grand launch, a miniscule total of six (6) people were able to sign up. That will be the height of inefficiency in the textbooks for years to come. Maybe if it hadn’t been a “no bid” contract, things would have been better. Maybe if it had been an American company with a proven, positive track record, things would have been better. Maybe if the companies hired hadn’t previously been fired for over-billing, ineffectiveness, and weren’t being investigated for possible criminal wrong doing, things might have been better. They’re not. Keep in mind that this is only one piece of the government takeover of one-sixth of the economy. Wait until they start processing claims. There are already problems with privacy and inaccurate information being transmitted. Furthermore, over ninety percent of the enrollees are not enrolling in Obamacare but are enrolling in Medicaid! That will have a disastrous effect on state budgets and will also be disastrous to the Ponzi scheme financing of Obamacare. Someone once said that a camel was a horse designed by a government committee. Unless young, healthy citizens enroll in Obamacare, the government camel will dehydrate from lack of financial water.

If this concoction was so good, you wouldn’t have to threaten consumers with fines if they didn’t purchase the government mandated offerings. If this concoction was so good, Congress would have been first in line. If this concoction was so good, Congress would not have given themselves an exemption from the law they are foisting upon others. And large corporations wouldn’t have been given a year delay. (Wait until they start dropping their insurance plans for employees!) If this concoction was so good, Democrat donating unions wouldn’t have been carved out and thousands of waivers granted. Contrary to your congressional testimony, Secretary Sebelius, it is not illegal for you to go to an exchange. But no, you’d rather keep your government health insurance with 80% of your premiums being paid by the American taxpayer. You passed the law; now we know what’s in it…and it stinks.