|What do you mean, scam?|
Please remember that the ACA is simply the first step towards a single-payer, true National healthcare system. Although I doubt they ever expected things to go this sour this quickly, the ACA was never meant to last. It was purposely designed to be easily replaced at the proper time. This is simply how the crooks in Washington operate.
Obviously, they can’t just come out and declare their intent to take control of one-sixth of our nation’s economy. So they do it in small, measured steps, incrementally - progressively, if you prefer.
First comes all the squawk about how messed up our existing system is. Notice that those pushing so hard for this “healthcare reform” never propose to fix only the parts of the existing system that are “broken.” Instead, their master plan is to propose a complete restructure of the entire system into the ridiculous nightmare which we now call "Obamacare."
They sell the idea to the brain-dead of America by promising how great it will be, and that by using taxpayer funding to subsidize insurance for 30 million people, the costs will magically start going down. But as hard as they try, the left cannot draw the support they need to float this giant turd. So they rig an election in Minnesota, and newly-elected Senator Al Franken, with a vast knowledge and experience which can only be gained as a Saturday Night Live comedian, casts the 60th and deciding vote. Obamacare is now the law of the land, and there was great rejoicing from the left.
But the new system turns out to have serious flaws, which must be fixed at any cost. So each area that is “broken” must be carefully reviewed and repaired – exactly what they claimed couldn’t be done with the existing system. A tweak here, an exemption there, and for the next few years we will watch as this turd repeatedly resurfaces.
Of course, the ACA has nothing to do with actual health care. What we actually have with Obamacare is government-mandated participation in the private insurance market. The insurance companies – as evil as they were made to appear during the initial debates over health care reform – were involved from day one with the crafting of the ACA. Big Insurance actively lobbied for it, because the federal government is going to force everyone in America to either purchase their product.
But eventually, perhaps out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, the kindly folks in Washington DC will begin the inevitable attack on private insurance companies. As costs go up, which is certain to happen due to the laws of supply and demand, the taxpayer-funded subsidies for those who qualify will also increase. Politicians from both sides will begin explaining to the American people the unfairness behind record insurance companies profit while taxpayers are being punished.
Our benevolent politicians will then push for the removal of all greedy private insurance profiteers from the equation. In other words, the government will now take over one–sixth of the nation’s economy. And, in the end, the sheeple will thank them for delivering Single Payer unto them...