By Michael V. Wilson
When Barack Hussein Obama the usurper was “occupying” the White House, Republicans passed one repeal after another of the so-called Affordable Healthcare Act, i.e.; Obamacare, secure in the knowledge he would veto it the moment it reached his desk. But, they used those repeals as “proof” they were sincere in their intention to repeal it.
“Oh, if only we had the White House under Republican control,” they'd say, “then we could repeal Obamacare once and for all. Just put a Republican in the White House and we will.”
Hunh uh . . . promises, promises, promises.
We put a Republican (nominally) in the White House and what did they do? A big, fat lot of nothing!
They're afraid you see; afraid that Obamacare has wormed it's way so deeply into our national health care system, become so entrenched, and so many people have become dependent on it, that repealing it will cause tremendous pain for millions and they'll be blamed, usually by the Democrats and the Mafia Media, to the point they'll lose their comfy seats in Congress during the next election. Or at least they'll look bad on the 6 o'clock news.
So, they tried (more or less) to pass Ryancare, a solution as bad if not worse, than the problem it was supposed to solve. The attempt was an abject failure, for which the Mafia Media praised them and the Democrats celebrated.
The reason for this behavior is simple: politicians (Republican, Democratic, or otherwise) want to avoid even the hint they're taking something away from their constituents, preferring instead to give them freebies even if there's nothing “free” about them and they're things no one really wants enough to pay for on their own.
Obamacare isn't free – take a look at your taxes if you don't believe me – and in fact is an actuarial and financial nightmare; a house of cards twisting in the wind, ready to collapse at a moment's notice. Insurance companies are pulling out of market after market due to their inability to stay in business; i.e.; they're losing money hand-over-fist; leaving millions of formerly happy customers without any available medical insurance, or limited insurance with sky high premiums and deductibles they can't afford. By the way, a vast majority of those customers were content with the insurance they had before Obamacare was rammed down their throats by a lopsided and extremely partisan vote.
Because Obamacare was designed to be financially unsound, and therefore pave the way for a single payer system – which conservatives pointed out before it was passed – it's collapse on a national level is only a matter of time. When that finally happens, the pain it will cause to everyone in America will be tremendous.
The monetary devastation will destroy countless insurance companies, and the people who work for them to provide for their own families, with ripple effects spreading across the entire financial sector. A stock market collapse similar to the one in the Great Depression is a very real possibility, along with all the attendant suffering accompanying such an outcome.
The sudden lack of access to medical care will affect anyone who doesn't have the cash in hand to pay for it upfront, about 99% of the population. The clamor for a national, single payer, health care system will therefore be huge, immediate, and loud. But even if Congress works at flank speed to get it passed (a near impossibility) it will still take many months before everyone is covered and able to use it. In the meantime, untold thousands or millions of people will die of eminently curable and/or preventable diseases and illness if only they had some way to pay for the treatment. It would make America look like something out of the Middle Ages during the Black Death, when the Plague killed millions of innocent people. It'll be Medieval.
By the way, it'll also turn doctors, nurses, and hospitals into slaves, in direct violation of the Thirteenth Amendment, passed after the Civil War.
You see, the choice Republicans face is to cause a little pain for some people, or a lot of pain for everyone; to cause a little pain for a short time, or a lot of pain for a long time.
But their selfish shortsightedness prevents them from grasping this simple fact, and Democrats, despite their claims, don't care about people's pain as long as government winds up in control of everything in America.
So how will it end?
Barring a miracle – in a catastrophe.