Thirty-one and a half months after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama, we finally have our answer. The President’s re-election, and the Democrats’ gains in the Senate, mean that Obamacare is here to stay. The conservative movement to repeal the law has been defeated. But we know something else: that America’s unsustainable fiscal situation means that Obamacare is destined to be the last major entitlement enacted by the United States. Indeed, Obamacare’s victory sets off a stiff competition for taxpayer dollars between Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare. It’s a battle that the elderly
Comments: There simply is not enough money to fund all these programs - especially when we are already running huge deficits. How long before it all unravels?
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real fifi, 11/10/2012 9:44:53 AM (No. 9004886)
Just yesterday I read a fine piece by Heritage on why Obamacare is still unlikely to be implemented. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/11/09/morning-bell-what-does-the-election-mean-for-obamacare/?roi=echo3-13770131986-10242244-3dfa61a0eb3ab080f5971a7b8c23515b&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
Obamacare is not the last. We have too large an entitled class of worthless bums. Toss them another bone, win another election even if you are broke. Soon we´ll have government owned and operated groceries and department stores for the entitled. They won´t need their free Walmart card. Gonna get me some Obama cake and pork rinds. Just keep printing money til it all blows up and the riots begin.
I´m not so sure the elderly will lose. There are a lot of middle-class people who work hard and have no government assistance, but whose parents are on SS and Medicare. I´m predicting a huge fight over government dollars that were earned, and those just given away to buy votes from parasites.
"An unjust law is no law at all." We have one way left to remove Obamacare, revolt. I won´t be filing income tax return anymore. The illigitmate regime will react with more tyranical opression. It will start nonviolently and degrade rapidly into open civil war. The regime knows this already. That´s why Homeland Security (aka Gestapo) bought all those hollow point bullets.
Dear Mabel Evans: the IPAB has reviewed your case and we regret that we are unable to provide any additional funding for your cancer treatment or medicines.
Thank you for your financial and political support of the Democratic Party for the last 40 years and for your gullibility in believing our nonsense about feminism, abortion, war on women, sexual harassment, pay gaps, glass ceilings, and other divide and conquer tactics.
Have a nice day - you don´t have many of them left!
I told ´liberal´ Seniors that they wold loose their Medicare Advantage, and that $ 750,000,000,000, that´s BILLION were taken out of Medicare to pay for the ´Uninsured´ [still leaving 30 Million uninsured, by the way] .............. but they didn´t believe me ........ ´OH, He wouldn´t do that!´
Now ALL Americans will reap destruction in a ´Lost American.´
NOTE You cannot continue your previous Insurance when you turn 65, you MUST go on Medicare.
PS Insurance Companies [scheduled to make BILLIONS under ObamaCare], are STILL [Nov 10th 2012] selling Medicare Advantage on TV, [History, Animal Planet channels etc], which will end entirely in 11 months, with incremental changes till then.
The helthcare system will continue it´s spiral down as fewer doctors accept medicare and medicaid, which will be followed eventually by mandatory requirement to serve, which will be followed by fewer doctors, etc, etc, etc.
Medicaid reimbursement is set to be higher than for medicare. Obama´s HHS team has a declining payment schedule on SS & Medicare... as you age, you get less & less until you become a ward of the state & coached to die.
In Obama´s world, the value of a human life declines after 55.
The last entitlement? You jest, you mean the latest entitlement. Because I can name a list of entitlements that are on the horizon and they won´t be cheap: free college tuition, not lower, but free; more government housing for, you guessed it, the new "middle-class"; subsidized energy payments such as gas, electric, phone, Internet. That´s just a few of the fine things coming our way.
Apparently Louisiana is first to request secession.
All Red States should begin talks of secession immediately. This lets the Feds know we´re not done yet. We are not giving up. If they want to tax us to death, then there will be a fight.
Now it can be a debate fight and we can sort this out and remain a United States.
Failing that is violent action.....initiated by the Federal Government and put to an end by the individual States. Without the States, there is no Federal Government.
And before someone accuses me of being militant: I am NOT advocating for violent action. It is just my belief that as individual States, it is time to absolve ourselves of this Union. That is the only way we get the attention of the Federal Government.
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