Mar 1, 2012
Sure, You'll Be Able to Keep Your Own HealthCare: NOT!
I knew when President Obama said you could keep your own health care under Obama Care it was all BS. He left out the part, that the strategy was always designed to squeeze private health insurance companies completely out of existence, while he arrogantly lied to our faces and told us we could keep our own health plans.
This fear was confirmed by Health Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who told the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday that the days of private health insurance are coming to an end in the United States. The private market is in a death spiral, she said, confirming my worst fears that destroying the private health insurance plans has been the plan all along.
Even in the domain of military healthcare where significant increases in Tricare fees for active duty personnel and military retirees are being proposed, the same strategy seems to be at work. According to a frightening article about the attack on tricare, Trashing Tricare, administration officials told congress that one goal of the increased fees is to force military retirees to reduce their involvement in Tricare and eventually opt out of the program in favor of alternatives established by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
When they talked to us, they did mention the option of health exchanges under Obamacare. So its in their mind, said a congressional aide involved in the issue
The more the veil is pulled back on OBamaCare, which was passed into law before anyone could read it, by a partisan vote in the Democrat Controlled Congress, the more our fears are being confirmed on an almost daily basis.
According to the article entitled Obama Cabinet Secretary: The Private Market is in a Death Spiral, Sebelius said the next important step in implementing the president’s health care plan is to establish essential health benefits __the basic package of coverage that the federal government will order all health insurance plans to cover. The Affordable Care Act outlines 10 areas of basic coverage, including preventive services, prescription drugs, pediatric care and hospital services. The preventive services area is the one under which the administration has already ordered that all health insurance plans must cover sterilization and all FDA approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions, without charging any fees or co-payment to insured workers and their dependents.
This latest move is what was interpreted by the Catholic Church as an attack on the religious liberty guaranteed by the US Constitution, by allowing their employees to receive services that they find objectionable. The compromise reached with the administration in the aftermath of the battle, which OBama started, not Rick Santorum or the Catholic Church, turned out to be a farce, by passing the costs on to the insurance companies which cover the policy. By doing so the administration seemed to miss the point entirely that the President simply does not have the authority to force a religious institution to do anything against it's beliefs or doctrines.