The Socialist Health Care bill in the house, which is just another Government-Run Welfare Program, makes private insurance illegal. You did NOT misread that.
Investor’s Business Daily is reporting on the contents of page 16:
When we first saw the paragraph Tuesday, just after the 1,018-page document was released, we thought we surely must be misreading it. So we sought help from the House Ways and Means Committee.
It turns out we were right: The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:
“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.
So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.
Unbelievable. So in true statist form it does not make private health insurance illegal directly but does not allow them to get any new customers once the Government’s new welfare program gets implemented. This is exactly the sort of unconstitutional marxist policy that those of us not enamored with the shiny object what was candidate Obama warned you myrmidons about. How is that Kool Aid tasting now, comrade? Are you having some buyer’s remorse now or are you such a societal parasite that you like this government takeover?
The nonpartisan Lewin Group estimated in April that 120 million or more Americans could lose their group coverage at work and end up in such a program. That would leave private carriers with 50 million or fewer customers. This could cause the market to, as Lewin Vice President John Sheils put it, “fizzle out altogether.”
What wasn’t known until now is that the bill itself will kill the market for private individual coverage by not letting any new policies be written after the public option becomes law.
The legislation is also likely to finish off health savings accounts, a goal that Democrats have had for years. They want to crush that alternative because nothing gives individuals more control over their medical care, and the government less, than HSAs.
So let’s say that you like your insurance coverage but you want to change jobs. Whether you want it or not you are now in the government welfare program. Have fun experiencing DMV-like doctor visits, comrades.
If they could speak to us now the founding fathers would immediately suggest to patriots that they should oil up their guns and march on D.C. This is unconstitutional tyranny at the hands of marxist ideologues; how long are we going to continue to give these statists our “consent?”
IBD closes with warnings about other things hidden more deeply in this unconstitutional bill:
The public option won’t be an option for many, but rather a mandate for buying government care. A free people should be outraged at this advance of soft tyranny.
Washington does not have the constitutional or moral authority to outlaw private markets in which parties voluntarily participate. It shouldn’t be killing business opportunities, or limiting choices, or legislating major changes in Americans’ lives.
It took just 16 pages of reading to find this naked attempt by the political powers to increase their reach. It’s scary to think how many more breaches of liberty we’ll come across in the final 1,002.
Socialist Health Care will only be good for losers and statists. If you support it, you are in one of those groups. Period.