You knew it was going to happen. ObamaCare was structured so people would eventually be forced into a “single payer” health care system, AKA Medicaid. To ensure that outcome, Obama, Democrats and the hatchet faced HHS chief, Sebelius, effectively lowered the bar to qualify by raising the allowed income threshold. With millions finding their current plans are being cancelled, more are being driven under the Medicaid umbrella as the costs for individual insurance sky rocket under required coverage mandates.
Now, those who *knew* Americans were too stupid to decide what type of insurance plan best suited their needs, are finding that many doctors and major hospitals want to drop Medicaid patients. The decision by health care providers to opt out of Medicaid is a matter of economics. Medicaid reimbursements do not cover the providers’ costs entailed in treating those patients. With no hospitals or doctors available, Medicaid patients will be without access to affordable health care.
What to do? Well, leave it to Democrats to draw upon their own sordid history for answers. Force doctors and hospitals to provide their talents and resources – under penalty of law. Yes, folks, you read that correctly. The Democrat solution to a problem of their design is de facto reinstatement of slavery. Only this time, instead unskilled labor of toiling in cotton fields, the modern slaves will be highly educated and well trained medical personnel.
How many other skill sets will Democrats deem as too expensive, yet too essential for America? Which other professionals will be pressed to work for less than their operating costs under threat of fine or imprisonment? Plumber? Auto mechanic? Burger flipper?
This Nation fought a great internal war over the issue of slavery – the slave owners lost. But, apparently the party of slavery did not learn from that defeat as they yearn for return to their plantation mansion. I say, burn that damned mansion to the ground once and for all – with this new generation of would be slave owners inside.
Dennis P. O’Neil