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Obamacare: Socialism At Its Best
Socialism is defined as a redistribution of wealth or production by a community or government as a whole. While the election of Trump has somewhat slowed socialism by preventing Hillary from continuing Obama's socialist agenda, we are far from safe from the spread of socialism. Obamacare is woven tightly into the fabric of society & it threatens people's daily existence. Mine, for one.If this "healthcare" system is so good, why must people be forced to buy it? If a product is truly good, people will buy it voluntarily. It isn't good & that's why we are forced to buy into it. It has nothing to do with making the overall insurance prices decline, which it has shown to do just the opposite. Obama has even admitted this himself. Why? Because he never really wanted this system. Obama wanted a single-payer system like Canada. He has said this on many occasions. His plan was to introduce this system and have it fail so that people would demand that the government fix it & that's when they would introduce a single-payer system. I tried to get this Obamacare stuff when it first came out because I have always tried to do what the law demands. There was supposed to be some kind of "assistance" co-pay thing offered, so I looked through all the plans on their website and found the cheapest possible plan. With the assistance applied, I was to pay only $9 a month for health insurance. My deductible was $6500 per year, which meant I would have to spend out of pocket $542 every month for a year before my plan would pitch in a single penny. As I said before, I've always been pretty healthy, so what am I supposed to do? Go out and intentionally get into car wrecks? Start smoking and drinking heavily? Walk through the snow barefoot? How am I suppose to spend $542 a month? I buy a bottle of aspirin about once every five years.Well, I decided that $9 a month was reasonable enough of an involuntary tax I would spend to appease the Obama god, so I signed up for this plan, knowing well that I would never use it. I was instructed to include a blank voided check so payments could be made automatically, which I did. To my surprise, I received the check back in about a week with a letter stating that I would not be able to pay with my checking account until my "balance" was paid in full. What "balance"? This was a new account & there should not be a balance. So I decided I would just pay the penalty at the end of the year, which they had originally stated would be $95. Well, I can tell you that it isn't $95 and it gets larger every year.The following year, after paying around a $800 fine on my income tax for not having coverage, I went online again to find that same package. Now the website told me that I did not qualify for any assistance and my insurance would be $461.32 a month plus a $6500 deductible. Yes, that's $12,035.84 a year and not a thing had changed in my living situation. I also support an adult son full time who is unemployed. He is covered under his mother's plan, so I am told. I called the number for the Obamacare thing & was told that I did not qualify for the assistance this year. When I inquired as to why, they did not have any idea, but stuck adamantly to that, so I told them to cancel the application I had just entered. They gave me the old "I must officially notify you that you will not have coverage under Obamacare if you cancel this... blah blah blah" so I agreed & hung up. I immediately went back to their website & entered the exact information I had 30 minutes ago & it says "You qualify for assistance!" I just logged out, my confidence of this system totally shot.Today I received a letter from our friendly Internal Revenue Service saying that, since I did not have Obamacare, I would be subject to a $1400 dollar fine this year. So I must make a decision: Should I pay the $1400 & not have coverage or pay the $5536 (premiums only) & still not have coverage? Perhaps an Obama lover, if one of you is out there, could tell me how this system makes my life better?