August 12, 2022

Obama through the Looking Glass

Obama deliberately confuses health insurance with health care, he creates a total fiction and ignores the fact that the American safety net does provide health care to everyone

Obama through the Looking Glass
Last week the American people got to step into the Obama administration’s make-believe Wonderland as he declared 7.1 million people had signed up for ObamaCare. The only thing missing was Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum running around confused and bumping in to each other celebrating fake achievement:

“They were standing under a tree, each with an arm around the other’s neck, and Alice knew which was which in a moment, because one of them had ‘Dum’ embroidered on his collar, and the other “Dee.’ ‘I suppose they’ve each got “Tweedle” round at the back of the collar, she said to herself.”

Tuesday evening, after President Obama had given his Mission Accomplished speech on the “success” of the Obamacare enrollment, punditry abounded with commentary about the absurdity of the President declaring that 7.1 million had signed up for ObamaCare when, the day before, his Administration was still asserting they didn’t know how many people had signed up.

“Four times round is enough for one dance,” Tweedledum panted out, as they left off dancing as suddenly as they had begun. The music stopped at the same moment.”

You probably would not want President Obama, with his backward math, to even balance your checkbook. Giving us the “bottom line” on ObamaCare, he said that under “this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down.”

Even with their count of 7.1 million enrollees, we would still need to subtract duplicate enrollees and those who have signed up who have not paid, as well as the 6 million or more who had their policies cancelled, meaning the total number of those with insurance has actually gone down! And as to health care costs going down, that may be true for many who will be subsidized, but the cost of the subsidy has to be paid by taxpayers or added to the national debt. So overall, costs to the American people are going way up!

As the White Queen said to Alice: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”

The President continued: “…despite this law, millions of Americans remain uncovered in part because governors in some states for political reasons have deliberately refused to expand coverage under this law.”

It can’t be that people can’t afford the higher rates or just choose not to have health insurance at this time, he has to blame Republican governors, whose “political reasons” include not wanting to saddle their states with future funding of programs that the federal government only covers the first year.

These governors would no doubt also be among those Mr. Obama described who choose not to be party to the approaching train-wreck called ObamaCare when he said in his “victory” speech that “…history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security.”

Here President Obama begins to sound like the White King in “Through the Looking Glass:”

“To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance, too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”

And to really confuse the issue, Obama added that the U.S. is “the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t make sure everybody has basic health care.”

Aside from the fact that he deliberately confuses, as he often does, health insurance with health care, he creates a total fiction about our country and ignores the fact that the American safety net does provide health care to everyone. In this case, giving everyone basic health care means wrecking a great health care system, so we can have socialized medicine, and yes, death panels, like the other “advanced” countries of the world.

“So I wasn’t dreaming, after all,” she said to herself, “unless – unless we’re all part of the same dream….I’ve a great mind to go and wake him, and see what happens!”