This whole debate has always been one of faith over reason. It’s how the bill was rammed through Congress. It’s how liberals demagogued the issue. The ends justified the means. Although, given how emotional liberals are about this issue it seems that many are still convinced that health care access is a life and death issue.
Charles Krauthammer has been on the money about this entire debate. From the very beginning he said the Democrats would ram this through Congress by any means necessary. When Scott Brown was elected most people figured that was the end, but Krauthammer said this was too big of an issue for Democrats to walk away from. He was right. The bill was passed in the most partisan way imaginable: through reconciliation.
Now after countless delays parts of the ACA are finally coming out. The website errors have attracted the most attention, but just wait until the average middle class American (the Forgotten Man) finds out what happened to his health care. The liberal faith healers don’t mind, but willful ignorance is willful after all. This is about the State knowing better than you.
There is liberal paternalism, of which these forced cancellations are a classic case. We canceled your plan, explained presidential spokesman Jay Carney, because it was substandard. We have a better idea.
Translation: Sure, you freely chose the policy, paid for the policy, renewed the policy, liked the policy. But you’re too primitive to know what you need. We do. Your policy is hereby canceled.
Because what you really need is what our experts have determined must be in every plan. So a couple in their 60s must buy maternity care. A teetotaler must buy substance abuse treatment. And a healthy 28-year-old with perfectly appropriate catastrophic insurance must pay for bells and whistles for which he has no use.
It’s relatively simple economics, but has anyone ever asked the real question? Many of our nation’s poorest citizens are a product of poor choices. Our liberal friends believe poverty is the product of an exploitative capitalist system. When you’re poor, you stay poor. The only way out of poverty if from the benevolent hand of the government. It’s the tyranny of exception. Just read these comments to get an idea. Most of the poor are a product of bad decisions. Yes, there are exceptions, but not nearly as many as liberals want us to believe.
Does anyone think the white male living in West Virginia who has fathered three children with three different woman, battled drug problems, and never held a steady job is going to do the responsible thing and sign up for health insurance? Yes, that’s an extreme example, but the point is people who make bad decisions will most likely keep making bad decisions. Our nation is attempting to reorganize a health care system that affects 300 million people for a group who may not even care. That’s why no one is signing up for health care on these websites.
Jesus asked each of us to care for the poor. He didn’t ask for us to steal from our neighbor to do it. The idea of universal health care isn’t charitable. It’s outsourcing guilt by the coercive powers of the state to implement a political philosophy. Buckle up Americans, this is going to be one huge mess. You were warned.