Even with Thursday’s court ruling, Obama’s law is by no means the last word on health care. Experts expect costs to keep rising, meaning that lawmakers will have to revisit the thorny issue perhaps as early as next year, when federal budget woes will force them to confront painful options for Medicare and Medicaid, the federal programs that cover seniors, the disabled and low-income people. Even some supporters of the law acknowledge that it’s only a first installment: get most people covered, and then deal with the problem of costs. (Carson Gerber, “Supreme Court upholds health reform,” Kokomo Tribune, 6/29/2012, p. A11, Kokomo Tribune reporters Ken de le Bastide and Scott Smith, and the Associated Press, contributed to this report)
The above excerpt came at the end of a longer article that included side panels highlighting many of the anticipated positives of this expanding federal government program. Those who followed the article to its end finally get to the “aha” moment of reality.
“Get most people covered, and then deal with the problem of costs.” Entrapment, coercion, exploitation, extortion - the liberal way. Once more and more citizens are entrapped into more government dependency, then impose the draconian taxes on responsible Americans to cover the skyrocketing costs.
But wait! Big Government can slam dunk healthcare costs, too. With a few pen strokes, simply impose price ceilings on medical procedures, hospital charges, and medical employee salaries and wages. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Plus, there are plenty of government “incentives” forthcoming to reduce healthcare demand: elimination of junk food from diets, exercise break mandates for employers, preventive medical exam requirements for all. (With this “brave new America” taking shape, I think that there should be an immediate push to impose fines – er, additional taxes – on anyone contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Everyone “paying their fair share,” after all.)
Liberals love to condemn Big Business. Corporatism, it is called. They love to talk as if they embrace small businesses. They are all talk as their actions always prove otherwise. Already, small business owners are speaking out how the volumes of new federal mandates are killing them off. It is the corporations that will be successfully absorbing these costs, not small businesses. Once again, liberals devastate all hope for a level playing field.
“Get most people covered, and then deal with the problem of costs.”
The TEA kettle is on; just a matter of time now.