Obamacare: State-enforced Capitalist Disaster

In news which could not have come at a worse time for Hillary Clinton, official figures have shown that Obamacare premiums are rising an average of 25 percent.

Clinton has tied herself closely to Obamacare, and has repeatedly reminded voters that “before it was called ‘Obamacare,’ it was called ‘Hillarycare.’”

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The spike in average rates for the 38 states that rely on the federal marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act was announced by federal health officials on Monday.

The figures serve broadly to confirm what has become increasingly evident in recent months: Prompted by a burden of unexpectedly sick ACA customers, some insurers are dropping out while many remaining companies are struggling to cover their costs.

As First Lady, Clinton led an effort that was ultimately unsuccessful to implement a new health care law in the early 1990s. Later, she supported Obama’s health care proposal.

With less than two weeks to go to polling day, Republican candidate Donald Trump was quick off the mark to pick up on the news. On his Twitter account, Trump repeatedly trashed Obamacare and said that it was “a disaster—as I’ve been saying from the beginning. Time to repeal & replace!”

While many Americans—and others around the world—have been led to believe that Obamacare is a form of socialized medical healthcare similar to, for example, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), in fact it is nothing of the sort.





A socialized healthcare service as Britain has, is a complete medical service run by the state, including hospitals, clinics, administration, drug sourcing etc., all controlled directly by public bodies.

The NHS is also wholly funded by the state, through a combination of taxes and a special surcharge upon each citizen taken from something called a “National Insurance” contribution, which is calculated upon the gross earnings of every working individual who earns above £155 per week.

In the U.S. version, the medical services are still provided largely by privately-run hospitals, and all that Obamacare has done is obligate all working individuals to take out compulsory medical insurance—again with private companies—to pay for health services.

Obamacare is in fact, state-enforced capitalism, and bears no similarity to a socialized health service at all.

Refusal to take part in this state-enforced capitalism is punishable by fines and other penalties—and contributors are expected to cross-subsidize those who cannot afford to pay, such as “immigrants,” and illegal aliens.

As a result, premiums charged by these private companies have sky-rocketed—because they are out to make a profit.

As the unaffordability of the system becomes obvious, more and more of the health care insurers have dropped out of the market, leading to the inevitable crisis Obamacare now—predictably—faces.


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9 Comments

  1. Your are correct. Obamacare isn’t socialized medicine…yet. It’s just the introduction to it. Obamacare was never intended to succeed because it was designed to fail from the outset. Eventually, there will be too many indigent people on the free plans, far too many for the paying public to support. As the balance shifts, and more insurance companies either bail out or go bankrupt, the organized “insurance crisis” will occur, and the people will beg the government to “do something”. That’s when the solution will be socialized medicine, Dr. Government…and God help us. Problem, reaction, solution.

    A friend of mine and his two sons were in a serious head-on car accident in Britain many years ago. As Americans, their experience with socialized medicine and the NHS was quite shocking and printed in their local newspaper back in the U.S. When they started denying the father pain medication because of rationing regulations, he begged his wife to somehow arrange to fly him and their oldest son back to the U.S. for further treatment. Even though her husband had to be flown flat on his back, they made it happen. Never let the government handle healthcare.

    1. Wondering why my original comment was severely edited. It originally began with this text:

      “Obamacare is in fact, state-enforced capitalism, and bears no similarity to a socialized health service at all.”

      Um, no. Obamacare has noting to do with capitalism and everything to do with Marxist redistribution of wealth. It’s designed to overcharge young and healthy people by 5-10 times as much as they would have been paying before Obamacare and shift all that money to the Medicaid free-bee plans that welfare recipients, “refugee” invaders and the like use.

    2. Precisely “never intended to succeed” . Rates will sky rocket and wages will not keep up. Communism through the back door

  2. Apparently the French Healthcare system works so well that it`s a model for the rest of the world.
    Let`s see how long it stays solvent when the thousands of ex-Jungle migrants begin to overwhelm it .
    Having witnessed certain UK `communities` using local A&E as their personal evening `Go to Doc` and/or flying in to have their babies delivered at our expense and crippling our services then good luck to French taxpayers.
    If France manages not to buckle under the impending strain of additional thousands of freeloaders then the French could teach not just Obama – but UK politicians too – how to run a Health Service that works despite foreign hangers-on.
    I await the results with interest.

    1. Lets face it you already know the results. Obama is pulling the same bait and switch communist medical scheme as France. I’ll bet Russia is happy it got rid of communism.
      The future is sky high premiums for all to pay to subsidize the freeloaders.

    1. Obama is opening the borders to all kinds of migrants. He has invited them to vote illegally as he will not prosecute offenders. Obamacare was designed to be a money sucking subsidy scheme for illegal aliens. Americans are extortion victims. They just don’t know it yet. Hussein Obama has taken Americans to the cleaners. Don’t forget to thank comrade Obama.

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