"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's As If They Planned It All Along

Here's a buried nugget about Obamacare:

Among the regulations being rushed out the door by the Department of Health and Human Services 32 months after Obamacare passed is a requirement that every plan in America be subject to a $63 fee. That $63 is part of a fund to subsidize people with pre-existing conditions, who are more expensive to cover but whose costs must be transferred to healthier individuals in the new system.

Reporting suggests the costs could hit 190 million health care plans held by individuals or provided by employers.
Here's what I think.   Just as Obama doesn't care if we go off the fiscal cliff -- he can blame the Republicans, win the House in 2014, and push through more liberal stuff thereafter -- he doesn't care if Obamacare screws up health insurance.   The more expensive and complicated it gets, the more companies will dump their plans, and the more people will have to turn to the government for their healthcare.   It's all a stealth way to get to the endgame of single-payer, federally-run healthcare for everyone.   Which will be the apotheosis of big government, and the end of any hope of getting back to constitutional limited government in America.

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