The greatest lie of the century might be about to be repealed. Even if not by law, Obamacare is collapsing in on itself. More and more insurers are pulling out of State’s, and doctors are refusing new patients. Obama and the democrats are fully responsible for creating this nightmare. It was designed to fail to usher in a European single payer government run model. Make no mistake, letting the government make your health decision means you don’t get the care you need. You get what they decide is best for you, even if it kills you.
I was almost losing hope that this socialist monstrosity known as Obamacare would never be repealed and replaced. Yet, we still have to get this through the Senate, and several Senate jackasses have threatened to spoil everything to stroke their egos. We shall soon see if they screw the American people and keep Obamacare in perpetuity. If that happens, then a great chunk of American freedoms, American Ingenuity and American Innovation goes away for good. Incentive and invention will be replaced with government intervention.
Despite the successful House vote, there were several Republicans that voted against the AHCA, or the healthcare reform act. The reasons vary, but most were spooked by the Fake News Media that hordes of Americans would lose their healthcare. News Flash! Hordes of Americans are already losing their healthcare under Obamacare. They either have no insurer to insure them, or they cannot afford the premiums and the deductibles. Obamacare was designed to fail by making people pay for stuff they don’t need. That’s why it’s unaffordable!
The best part of the bill was the Draconian Obamacare taxes that were abolished. The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House today reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion. The bill abolishes the following taxes imposed by Obama and the Democrat party in 2010 as part of Obamacare:
-Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.
-Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal this is a $270 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.
It should be noted that Obama repeatedly said about his signature legislative lie that it would not raise taxes, and it would lower healthcare premiums by $2,500 dollars per family per year. Instead, it raised rate for the average family to $12,000 a year and made deductibles $6,000 before insurance would even kick in. Then, to add insult to injury, the audacity of Obama’s ego doubled down and he said, “If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor. If you like your Insurance, you can keep your Insurance. Period!”
The bill doesn’t entirely repeal Obamacare, but it does disable it from doing further damage to the healthcare system and the economy. It might even start rebuilding the healthcare markets where competition and innovation would return. Free market incentives would allow choice over a one-size-fits-all government plan. Thus lowering costs, providing more choice and better coverage.
Over the eight years, the Liar in Chief, tinkered and toyed with Obamacare. Amending and adding to it, making it more difficult to repeal. To be fair, the Republicans should have had a repeal and replace plan in place, but they didn’t. They were to busy being the opposition party that they forgot how to govern. That will probably cost us the House and Senate and our chances forever to return back to Constitutional order. If that happens, then prepare for a socialist government and the loss of individual freedoms. The leftist democrats wet dream of becoming like North Korea will have finally arrived. President Ronald Reagan’s prediction of a 1,000 years of darkness will have come true. If that sounds depressing…..