How bad is Obamacare? So bad that even MICHAEL MOORE is criticizing it.
According to Newsbusters:
“For many people, the ‘affordable’ part of the Affordable Care Act risks being a cruel joke,” added Moore. “The cheapest plan available to a 60-year-old couple making $65,000 a year in Hartford, Conn., will cost $11,800 in annual premiums. And their deductible will be $12,600. If both become seriously ill, they might have to pay almost $25,000 in a single year.”
I love how Moore put quotation marks around the word “affordable.” I’ve been doing it for years concerning this atrocious law.
But before you get excited thinking this leftist has suddenly come to his senses, be advised that you’re probably not going to agree with Moore’s reasons for disliking the “Affordable Care Act.”
Because he’s for universal health insurance funded by the roughly 50 percent of Americans that pay income taxes, of course.
“The Affordable Care Act is a pro-insurance-industry plan implemented by a president who knew in his heart that a single-payer, Medicare-for-all model was the true way to go,” Moore wrote. “By 2017, we will be funneling over $100 billion annually to private insurance companies. You can be sure they’ll use some of that to try to privatize Medicare.”
…”In blue states, let’s lobby for a public option on the insurance exchange — a health plan run by the state government, rather than a private insurer,” Moore continued. “All eyes are on Vermont’s plan for a single-payer system, starting in 2017. If it flies, it will change everything, with many states sure to follow suit by setting up their own versions.”
Even though Moore is right that Obamacare is a mess, he takes a typical liberal approach to it.
We have a problem, the government steps in and makes things worse and his fix for that is…more government interference. How about repealing Obamacare and then taking a more free market approach to health care that would actually reduce costs? We could give tax breaks to individuals instead of corporations so that people wouldn’t lose their insurance when they lose their jobs. We could allow insurance to be sold across state lines to increase competition and cut costs. Tort reform could shave another 10-15% off of the cost of medical care by reducing insurance costs and reducing the costs of defensive medicine. Add in some high risk pools and medical savings accounts and we could do even better.
But, no, no, let’s step away from the free market that brings up cheap, high quality products of every type imaginable and more fully embrace health care provided by the idiots who lie about everything and can’t even build a website.
Great idea, Michael Moore.
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