This much can be said for the proponents of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, they knew which button to push in garnering enough support to force that abominable law through the halls of Congress — Greed.
They pointed to rising costs for health care, and said the ACA would “bend the curve” of skyrocketing insurance premiums. They went so far as to claim the legislation would reduce health related expenditures by an average of $2500 per year for American households.
The architects of ObamaCare told America that insurance companies would have to accept all applications, regardless of medical history, while increasing benefits and removing caps on lifetime payouts.
Playing on budget concerns, they claimed the Federal deficit would be lowered as millions of previously uninsured Americans flocked to sign up. The burden of covering their medical costs would no longer fall on the shoulders of taxpayers.
Their most convincing argument of course, was that promise so often repeated by their lead salesman, “If you have a plan that you like, you can keep it. Period,”
Now, a woeful America looks on, wondering as the disaster that is ObamaCare unfolds in all its horrific glory, “What have we done?”
A dog has a bone. It is the most important thing in his world. He carries it wherever he goes. One day he goes down to the water, and sees another dog with a bone reflected on the surface. It is identical, and he wants that bone too. So, he opens his mouth to grab it. His bone falls into the water, and disappears. It’s gone. He is left standing there, looking at himself, and he has nothing.
Dennis P. O’Neil