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This will make you sick

This will make you sick

"We have looted the future to bribe the present, and at the bottom of the cliff the future is waiting for what we owe it."

Mark Steyn Hillsdale College lecture 2013

I'm a 54 year old consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000 per year, depending on how hard I work and whether or
not there are work projects out there for me.

My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year, working as apart-time mail clerk.

For me, making $60,000 a year, under ObamaCare, the cheapest, lowest grade policy I can buy, which also happens to impose a $5,000 deductible, costs $482 per month.

For my girlfriend, the same exact policy, same
deductible, costs $1 per month. That's right, $1 per month. I'm not making this up.

Don't believe me? Just go to http://www.coveredca.gov/ , the
ObamaCare website for California and enter the
parameters I've mentioned above and see for yourself. By the
way, my zip code is 93940. You'll need to enter that.

So OK, clearly ObamaCare is a scheme that involves putting the cost
burden of healthcare onto the middle and upper-income wage
earners. But there's a lot more to it. Stick with me.

And before I make my next points, I'd like you to think about something:
I live in Monterey County, in Central California. We have a large land but just 426,000 residents - about the population of Colorado Springs or the city of Omaha.

But we do have a large Hispanic
population, including a large number of illegal aliens, and to
serve this group we have Natividad Medical Center, a
massive, Federally subsidized county medical complex that takes up an area about one-third the size of the Chrysler Corporation automobile assembly plant in Belvedere, Illinois (see Google Earth View). Natividad has state-of-the-art operating rooms, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fully equipped, 24 hour emergency room, and much more. If you have no
insurance, if you've been in a drive-by shooting or have overdosed on crack cocaine, this is where you go. And it's essentially free, because almost everyone who ends up in the ER is uninsured. Last year, 2,735 babies were born at Natividad. 32% of these were born to
out-of-wedlock teenage mothers, 93% of which were Hispanic. Less than 20% could demonstrate proof of citizenship, and 71% listed their native language as Spanish. Of these 876 births, only 40 were covered under any kind of] private health insurance. The taxpayers paid for the other 836 And in case you were wondering about the entire population - all 2,735 births - less than 24% involved insured coverage or even partial payment on behalf of the patient to the hospital in exchange for services. Keep thi in mind as we move forward. Now consider this:
If I want to upgrade my policy to a low-deductible premium policy, such as what I had with my last employer, my cost is $886 per month. But girlfriend can upgrade her policy to the very same level, for just $4 pe month. That's right, $4 per month. $48 per year for a zero-deductible,
premium healthcare policy - the kind of thing you get when you work at
IBM (except of course, IBM employees pay an average of $170 per
month out of pocket for their coverage).

I mean, it's bad enough that I will be forced to subsidize the ObamaCare scheme in the first place. But even if I agreed with the basic scheme, which of course I do not, I would *never* agree to
subsidize premium policies. If I have to pay $482 a month for a
budget policy, I sure as hell do not want the guy I'm
subsidizing to get a better policy, for less that
1% of what I have to fork out each month for a low-end policy.

Why must I pay $482 per month for something the other guy gets for a
dollar? And why should the other guy get to buy an $886 policy for $4
a month? Think about this: I have to pay $10,632 a year for the
same thing that the other guy can get for $48. $10,000 of net
income is 60 days of full time work *as an engineer*. $48 is
something I could could pay for collecting aluminum cans and
plastic bottles, one day a month. Are you with me on
this? Are you starting to get an idea what ObamaCare is
really about?

ObamaCare is not about dealing with inequities in
the healthcare system, That's just the cover story. The real
story is that it is a massive, political power grab. Do you
think anyone who can insure himself with a premium policy for $4
a month will vote for anyone but the political party that
provides him such a deal? ObamaCare is about enabling,
subsidizing, and expanding the Left's political power base, at
taxpayer expense. Why would I vote for anyone but a Democrat if
I can have babies for $4 a month? For that matter, why
would I go to college or strive for a better job or income if it
means I have to pay real money for healthcare coverage? Heck,
why study engineering when I can be a schlub for $20K per year and buy a new F-150 with all the money I'm saving?

And think about those $4-a-month babies - think in terms of
propagation models. Think of just how many babies will be born
to irresponsible, under-educated mothers. Will we get a new crop
of brain surgeons and particle physicists from the dollar baby
club, or will we need more cops criminal courts and prisons?
One thing you can be certain of: At $4 a month, they'll
multiply, and multiply, and multiply. And not one of them
will vote Republican.

ObamaCare: It's all about political power.

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ecorob's picture

The truth...

is spoken here.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

The only way to break the net is if we all pile on....

Obamacare days are numbered. The math alone predicts it's not sustainable.

Yeah, many will lose a lot before that day comes.

One disagreement--having babies shouldn't cost much money.

I have my babies the 'old-fashioned' way and it costs me very little. Raising them is another story. :)

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

Lovely. The emperor and his

Lovely. The emperor and his minions know how to lock up votes, don't they? Who's gonna ever agree to give up that deal?

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein


Communism at work.

So your one of the lucky ones...

Im in indiana and can't even sign up. My mother works at a hospital, and get this, the only people the website has been qualifying are medicaid. Deny everything and accept medicaid, then ask if they want to register to vote ay the bottom of the page...(seriously,not the onion, it asks you if you want to register to vote at the bottom of the page...)

"This will make you sick"

You got that right!

You got it "E"

Its all about cementing the dependent class as dumbed down loyal surfs on the big government plantation. Usually if anyone mentions this they get down voted and labeled as racist, that's another tactic of the left. It keeps Republicans off balanced and afraid of being labeled. Didn't D-503 get banned for pointing out some of the facts you are referring to? You can't deny the statistics regarding the kids in fatherless homes, its a shame.
check this out.