(Reuters) – “The Obama administration on Friday said it would stop enrolling new beneficiaries in a special $5 billion insurance program for people with pre-existing medical conditions, because of rising costs and limited funding.”
Back in 2010, Obama advertised his greatness by creating a program to provide insurance to the uninsurable. Obama’s messianic followers lavished syrupy praise upon their God King for his seemingly endless and lavish gift of “free” insurance, and when I say “free” I mean the kind of “free” that you and I pay for.
Unknown to low information voters, aka the majority of Americans, providing free insurance to the uninsurable is really expensive. The petty $5B of our money that Obama set aside for this program is running out, so Obama’s Government has stopped accepting new applicants to his uninsurable program.
This program was meant to be a stop-gap until Jan 1, 2014 when it will be illegal for insurance companies to refuse insuring someone. Obama’s Government miscalculated how much of our money they would need to fund this program, and the unexpected cost overruns are requiring them to terminate this program a full year early. What do you think will happen on Jan 1, 2014? Insurance companies will be forced to cover all the “unexpected” cost overruns which means higher insurance for everyone, which will drive private insurance companies out of business and all of us into a single-payer, Government controlled healthcare program, which was the plan all along.
When Obama famously said in defense of Obamacare to prove that it would only be an available option to private insurance, “If you like your Doctor, or your insurance company, you can keep’em!” what he meant was that you can keep ’em for only as long as it takes his Government to bankrupt them and force you into Government-run healthcare. Now even his first attempt at providing coverage to just the uninsurables has failed.
You know what that means right? People will die. If Obama is refusing applications, then uninsurable people, which will include people with terminal illnesses, will not be insured and will die as a result. Can you believe it? What nerve! What gall! You mean to tell me that Obama is going to let people die? I thought if we just did what Obama told us to, everybody would be insured, it would never rain, and there’d be a rainbow outside every window.
People railed against death panels but there is, in fact, a death panel. It’s called money, and when you run out, people have to die. Whether an individual runs out of money, an insurance company, or a Government program, ultimately a decision is made that enough money has been spent on someone, because money is limited no matter how much you tax the rich, and it’s time to turn off the spigot. The only difference between what we had before Obamacare and what we have with Obamacare, is who controls the spigot. We were in control of the spigot before, but Obama is in control of our spigot now. So yes Virginia, there is a Death Panel and as this article points out, it’s Obama and his healthcare bureaucracy when they decide they’ve spent enough money on each of us.