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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The alternative to Obamacare...

When a sneering, snarky liberal feigns disgust and asks you what your brilliant idea is INSTEAD of Obamacare and says, "What, should we just go back to the way that it was before?!?!?!"

Calmly reply, "Yes!"

I have gone to great lengths to explain that there was nothing wrong with our healthcare system before.  I have read many polls and studies that support this claim.  I have even lived out this claim.  I wanted to post some numbers so that you have ammunition during the 2014 election cycle to share with your liberal friends and the uninformed electorate:

"According to a July 2009 FOX News poll, 84 percent of Americans rated the quality of their insurance as excellent or good, while nearly half feared the quality of their family’s health care would be worse under ObamaCare (turns out they were right). 
Two polls by CNN in March and then August 2009 also showed that more than eight out of 10 Americans were satisfied with the quality of care they received. And in a July 2009 Gallup Poll, 77 percent of respondents said that it was important to have the option to keep the health insurance plan they had." L Brent Bozell 111
So, yes, we should go back to the way it was.  The liberal idea that government can swoop in, throw enough money at something and fix a problem is wrong.  This idea has been tested time and time again.  And, every time, it has failed, miserably.  (Think Western Europe, Chicago and Detroit.)
Yes, we need to go back to the way that it was before.  Adding a layer of government bureaucracy increases its cost, we have seen insurance premiums skyrocket under Obamacare.
Adding a layer of government bureaucracy decreases efficiency - just think of the post office, ok?
Adding a layer of government bureaucracy kills the free market.  Insurance companies have been told by the government what insurance policies they can sell.
That is crazy - that is like telling McDonald's what hamburgers they can sell.
Wait, the government is trying to do that now.
Adding a layer of government bureaucracy kills innovation.  Who has an incentive to create something new, to invest in a new idea when the government is just going to tax it, regulate it or take it?
No one.
Adding a layer of government bureaucracy reduces freedom.  We have seen that played out in every single possible way in the last 5 years.
We need to go back to the way it was.  There wasn't anything wrong with our healthcare system.  And, now, a layer of bureaucracy has:
1. Dramatically increased the cost of healthcare
2. Decreased the efficiency of the healthcare system (healthcare.gov, anyone?)
3. Destroyed the free market for insurance companies and consumers
4. Hurt innovation
5. Taken away our freedom to choose our own insurance policies.
Does anyone really want any of the things that I just listed?  Really?
There is an alternative - what we had before.  Go and tell people that.