Sunday, December 8, 2013

Obamacare – removing voters from government decision-making

We can’t afford to let our freedom continue to be eroded and replaced by a central authority that tells us what to do

Canada Free Press, Sunday, December 8, 2013

Once the federal government has all of us purchasing government-sanctioned health insurance, we’re only a short step away from government controlling every aspect of health care, where there is not even a semblance of free market capitalism, with it all being managed by the federal government.

But the only way the federal government can manage something so large is to get government out of the hands of the legislative branch and therefore out of the hands of we the people - those who elect our legislators.

That is what happened with the passage of the un-Affordable Care Act, a law designed to deliberately confuse the terms “health care” and “health insurance.” It began the process of turning the health insurance industry into full-fledged socialistic health care.

It’s been a long time since American medical care has been a free market system. The creation of Medicare and Medicaid caused the free market process of establishing prices for medical services to begin to be replaced by the price lists that set the costs of medical services paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Also, personal responsibility for controlling health care costs was largely delegated to health insurance companies and a lack of regulation of medical lawsuits led to inflated costs for medical care.

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