Obamacare Was Not Designed To Get Insurance To the Uninsured
Last week, the Washington Post delivered a bombshell report: "Only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private plans through the new marketplaces enrolled as of last month." Instead, the overwhelming majority of those who are enrolling in insurance plans on the ObamaCare exchanges already had insurance.
The lie of the year for 2013 was President Obama's promise that, "if you like your plan, you can keep it." The lie of the year for 2014 is going to be the claim that ObamaCare would insure the uninsured.
ObamaCare has failed to attract those who lack health insurance, seemingly because they have decided that the premiums are too high for the bare-bones coverage the exchanges offer. In other words, the Affordable Care Act has failed to offer affordable care. Instead, most of ObamaCare's sign-ups are merely migrating over from an existing health-insurance plan-in many cases involuntarily, after their plans were canceled for failing to comply with new ObamaCare regulations.
So what, then, was the point of ObamaCare?
One of the key architects of the law, Ezekiel Emanuel, has been starting to dish the inside scoop on how ObamaCare was put together, because he has a book to flog. Usually, this sort of thing is supposed to happen only years after the law takes effect, but that might be "never," given the administration's habit of deferring the law's key provisions year after year. So the insiders' books are going to come out first, and they're going to start saying some unexpectedly honest things about the law's purpose.
Emanuel gives us one big answer to our question. What was the point of ObamaCare, if not to insure the uninsured? To destroy the insurance companies.
Obamacare was not designed to help the uninsured, it was designed to destroy freedom in medicine, and to bring "change" to the relationship of citizen to government.
We're all subjects now, dependent on insane elites who have convinced themselves they know what is best about everything.
At least... they "hope" against every shred of historical evidence that they do.