Re: The Left
Columnist Jeannie DeAngelis: “Does requiring a two-year-old to have their own health insurance policy sound like a joke? Well it’s no joke, because that’s exactly what happened to self-employed title insurance business owner Cornelius Kelly and his pediatrician wife Jennifer. … Cornelius, with hesitant but hopeful anticipation, ventured forth onto the New York State of Health Web site. … Cornelius heard that none of the plans would include the youngest member of his family who, according to a representative, until her second birthday would have to have a separate insurance policy of her own. He, his wife and their three oldest children, ages three, five, and six, could all be together on one policy ranging in price from $810.84 to $2,554.71 a month. The baby, because she was not yet two, required a separate plan whose options ranged in price from $117.21 to $369.31. So, as liberal logic would have it, children can stay on their parents insurance until they’re 26-years-old, but if a child is not yet two-years-old, they’re on their own.”
The Whole Point of Obamacare is to Force People into the Exchange
Obama wants you in the Exchange. Yesterday during the U.S. House Judiciary hearing on ‘The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,’ Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was blunt about President Obama’s plan:
“The whole point of Obamacare is that you need to force people into these exchanges.”
Any Obamacare exchange will do because they are all connected. They are all part of Obama’s national Exchange system. The original plan for the system included one central server (federal data hub) and 51 dummy terminals (50 state portals and one D.C. portal). But 34 states refused to set up the dummy terminal (“state exchange”), so a federal website portal (“federal exchange”) was created: Healthcare.gov.
Currently the national exchange system is made up of 16 dummy terminals for data collection, one central server to consolidate data, a nationwide computerized network to transfer data and dollars, and a new Exchange database to store everyone’s data with the federal government. Just days ago, we found out that zero data security was built into this gigantic Obamacare surveillance and enforcement system. Security experts said the federal website should be shut down and no one should put their private data in it. But Obama was at the White House today telling the youth to get enrolled.
The Exchange is central to the success of Obamacare. Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, once quipped,
“The ACA cannot be implemented without an insurance exchange in each state. It’s a go or it’s a no-go. It’s that simple.”
To force Americans into the national Exchange system, the president’s tactics include:
- Cancellation of individual health insurance policies, starting with the exodus of health insurers from the market and the policy terminations that began two years ago. ( “A Radical Restructuring of Health Insurance”).
- Enacting the individual insurance mandate to force people whose private insurance is cancelled to be covered with expensive Obamacare-mandated coverage or pay the “uninsured tax.”
- Declaring a one-year delay of the employer mandate, which forces individuals who may have gotten private insurance at a lower cost through their employer to purchase or accept Obamacare coverage to avoid the penalty-tax for not being covered.
- Using Obamacare benefit mandates and other requirements to make private insurance outside the government Exchange ultra-expensive while offering federal premium subsidies inside the Exchange for a majority of Americans. (Don’t miss Robert Laszewski’s quote below.)
- Offering taxpayer-funded federal premium subsidies through healthcare.gov (the federal exchange) in violation of the law, which only allows them to be offered by state-established exchanges. (Oklahoma Attorney General’s lawsuit pending)
- Allowing state exchanges, like Covered California, to require Exchange-participating insurers to cancel private insurance policies rather than allow the enrolled to keep their current policies for another year by re-upping early.
That’s not all. You’ll likely be kicked out of the current coverage you have with your employer. The administration issued a regulation on June 17, 2010 and estimated that 39 to 69 percent of all employer plans would switch to the more expensive Obamacare-compliant plans by 2013. Thus, your loss is no surprise to them.
Why would President Obama do this?
It’s simple. Obama wants to end employer-sponsored coverage so he can install a single-payer government-run system. Employers are facing huge premium increases due to Obamacare. What happens when employers realize that a majority of their workers can get taxpayer-funded federal subsidies for Obamacare coverage? Would it not be less expensive for the employer to drop employer-sponsored coverage, pay the $2,000 per employee fine to the IRS, and dump all or most employees into the government exchange? Yes. And that’s exactly where Obama wants workers to be. He wants every American in the Exchange.
Tune in next week when I’ll explain how Obama may be planning to use the national Exchange system to bring single-payer Canadian-style health care to America. Meanwhile… refuse to enroll in Obamacare and tell your friends and neighbors why they too should refuse.
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