It’s a fact that people will find a way to treat their problems, even if the treatment is worse than the issue it is meant to correct. Such is the case with Barack Hussein Obama’s wildly arrogant, wholly misconceived, unconstitutional socialization of the American medical system. Even Obama himself, with typical conceit, refers to the ongoing and ever-encroaching disaster, the unmitigated health-care catastrophe that is Obamacare, by that name. As Obama incompetently golfs his way through the last few years of his second and mercifully final term, he is doggedly ensuring that his most lasting presidential legacy will be the destruction of American health-care and medical insurance as an industry.
Already, Obama has displayed his typical disregard for law, the separation of government power, checks and balances and the Constitution itself by autocratically choosing not to implement portions of his wretched health-care takeover. This is done from the very real understanding that, as bad as things are, they will get worse when Obamacare’s various mandates are fully implemented. The gap between these two points is a significant one: According to Forbes, Obama has missed fully half of Obamacare’s legally required implementation deadlines.
“The CRS, Congress’ non-partisan in-house think tank,” writes Avik Roy, “compiled 82 deadlines that the Affordable Care Act mandates upon the first three years of its own implementation. … As of May 31, 2013, when the CRS analysis was completed, the White House had yet to meet 9 of 12 deadlines from the first year after the Affordable Care Act was enacted. It failed to meet 22 of 53 deadlines in the second year; another eight became moot after Congress did not appropriate funds to complete the assigned tasks. In year three, the administration missed 10 out of 17 deadlines. That’s a total of 41 out of 82 deadlines missed.”
Against this backdrop, the Obama administration has embarked on a laughable campaign to bribe Americans into creating hip, engaging videos touting the benefits of Obamacare. The best part? You’re footing the bill.
“Frankly, if creative-types somehow manage to put lipstick on the grotesque pig known as Obamacare,” writes Guy Benson, “they deserve some sort of award. Too bad [American taxpayers are] paying for it. Think of it this way, young filmmakers – if you win Kathleen Sebelius’ propaganda contest, you might be able to afford the law’s rising premiums for a year or two. So congrats in advance, or something. …”
Benson rightly points out that the only way for Obamacare’s tortured economics to work is for the majority of healthy, premium-paying citizens to pay much more than they now do for health care. Obama has repeatedly lied, hissing his way through fork-tongued, defensive diatribes concerning those awful people who have dared to criticize him. You’ll get to keep your health care if you have it and like it, he claims. Your premiums will go down, he says. Your access to medical care will be better than it was before, he promises.
None of the lies used to sell Obamacare to an already reluctant people, none of the reassurances uttered while this execrable law was rammed down our throats, were true. Health-care premiums have skyrocketed since the law was passed and then dishonestly and inappropriately rewritten by our Supreme Court. Chances are that you have already been told a health-care plan previously available to you is being removed from your options for 2014. And is anyone really stupid enough to believe that in a centralized command-and-control structure, more appropriate to Communist dictatorships than to the United States of America, you’ll have any real choice over what doctor you see or how long you wait to get treatment? Ask a Canadian how many people die waiting to get even basic medical attention under their burdensome law, which is arguably better than Obama’s.
So what happens when your access to health care is rationed, your cost for health care is much higher than it once was and your government controls who and when you can see when you’re sick? Well, if you’re like the citizens of North Korea, you turn to just about anything that will help the pain, even if you’re only making everything worse. In North Korea, the solution is cheaply and easily produced methamphetamine.
“North Koreans are using the drug methamphetamine as a cheap alternative to hard to get medicines,” reports Traci Tong. She describes citizens whose hospitals are broken down and lack basic medications, citizens using watered-down meth to treat acne, citizens who believe meth in multiple forms is some sort of cure-all. It is a false hope offered to people who simply don’t have any other options in their impoverished, neglected dictatorship. The problem is so bad that vast portions of the citizenry are now meth addicts.
“A study in the journal North Korean Review found that between 40 percent and 50 percent of people living in the northern region between North Korea and China are addicted to crystal meth,” writes Tong. As social order breaks down in North Korea, and as the rule of law evaporates, crystal meth is the citizens’ means of masking their ailments and escaping or evading their woes.
This is not a fantasy. This is not an exaggeration. This is not hypothetical. This is what happens when an arrogant, pompous, incompetent fool like Obama usurps a nation’s medical technology for his own ends. This is the real result when an all-powerful government effectively nationalizes health care, botches the job, yokes its people with burdensome regulations and then expects them to cope with the result. When access to health care is choked off by Obamacare, when premiums for mandated insurance are swollen to forbidding heights by Obamacare, what will Americans do? To what will we turn?
In Obama’s America, we can hope for the best. We can shut up and die. We can go broke paying his inflated medical bills and premiums. Or we can just get high and pretend it isn’t happening.
Those are the choices. Obama never told you that you had to like them – but only because he hasn’t thought of mandating that yet.