Thursday, June 16, 2011

Will We Destroy Our Country AND Our Health Care System?

A cornerstone of most Liberal Philosophies is the individuals right to good quality healthcare at affordable prices. I've no doubt that was one of the guiding principles Democrats hoped to follow in redesigning our Health Care Insurance System.

Sadly, every tiny bit of that goal was lost in the highly charged partisan process used in crafting the Rube Goldberg monstrosity that even I have come to call ObamaCare. Like Dr. Frankenstein, President Obama may have hoped to prolong life and improve its quality, but instead he did build a monster, one that will quickly destroy our entire nation.

What's worse is that the Congress continues to operate in the highly charged partisan atmosphere that birthed Obama's monster and therefore seem unlikely to fix the problem before it destroys us all.

To understand the depth and nature of the ObamaCare Mosnter problem you MUST DROP YOUR PARTISAN ATTITUDE and read Karl Rove's Op-Ed in today's WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Here is a small sampling of the key points Mr. Rove makes:

A kerfuffle was stirred up last week by a devastating McKinsey & Company study that concluded up to 78 million Americans would lose their current health coverage as employers stopped offering insurance because of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Simple economics is the reason. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's Employer Health Benefits 2010 Annual Survey, the annual premium for an average policy last year was $5,049 for a single worker, with the company picking up roughly $4,150 and the employee the rest. For a family of four, the total cost was $13,770, with the company picking up $9,773.

Yet under ObamaCare, businesses can stop providing health-care coverage, paying a $2,000 per-worker fine instead. For small businesses, the trade-off is even more attractive: They are given a pass on the first 50 workers.

President Obama's plan estimated only 11 million people would ever be in the exchange. If the number tops 100 million, as seems likely, the entire system and the entire nation will collapse.

All real Liberals will demand Congress provide a major overhaul of this plan to create a workable alternative.