Registering displeasure with the Affordable Health Care Act
I want to say a few words about a new bill that has come into effect in
my country recently. It is falsely called a 'health care' bill. In reality, it tends toward a destruction of the general health and
in the cases of some individuals will be responsible for their deaths.
Additionally, it is falsely called an 'affordable' act, whereas in
reality, that is, the realm in which this monstrosity was passed, as
opposed to a fantasy or an illusion which some people believe they are
living in, it has had quite the contrary effect, resulting in many
people losing coverage for what the government deems to be an inadequate scope of coverage and for many others raising their costs
I. My first article of dissent against this bill, which has quite
cleverly entered our realm from the realm of fantasy which liberals
dwell in, is that it has had the effect of, rather than bringing
millions more into the market with affordable costs and enviable
coverage, has within its first few months of enactment resulted in
several millions losing their coverage. On that note, it shows that its
primary effect is working against its stated purpose.
II. My second article against this deceitfully named destroyer of the
American system, is that for those who have managed to continue
receiving their benefit of medical coverage, an extraordinary number
have seen their premiums rise astronomically.
III. The third article against this ingenious mechanism by which to
destroy the last vestiges of capitalism breathing laboriously its dying
breaths, is that it is a scheme to affect redistribution. This is
manifest in several ways:
a. That historically the costs of insuring women has been higher than
the cost of insuring men. Women have a more tricky reproductive system
that in comparison to the relative simple hardware of a man's sexual
anatomy, is given more frequently to disease and dysfunction; that in
the prevention and treatment of feasible dysfunction, is offered routine
visits to OBGYNs, and of course, one cost which men do not at all incur
is the cost of maternity and labor. Additionally, we see that breast
cancer, being financially costly and prevalent, and as time progresses,
exceedingly more prevalent, is an illness almost exclusive to women
which men do not have a disease of comparable prevalence and is sexually
exclusive. Finally, women tend to live longer than men. For these
reasons, it is an actuarial reality that women are more costly to insure
than men. However, this bill intends to make it so that women are no
longer being penalized, which is to say, that women will be charged less
(that they will be subsidized), and that men will be charged more. This
is not a fair policy for healthy men who will be subsidizing coverage
for millions of unhealthy women.
b. That the bill does not make a difference between the healthy and
those with pre-existing conditions. This is to say that young men, of my
generation, who are not given to a frequent malady, will be called
upon, by the increasing cost of their coverage, who by a misfortune either of genetics, or of their own causing,
such as with the case of drug addicts and those who make way for heavy
indulgence in fatty foods and delicacies contrary to good health, have
been stricken with a disease, that now us men of good health will be
required to pay! I assure you, our hearts go out to them, as they
should! But now at the threat of force, the government has made our
pocketbooks to go out to them as well! This is a further burden upon a
young generation that sees its future, already so bleak and
discouraging, to shrivel to an old rotten appearance, such that we are
not certain if a future is ahead of us at all, rather than a total
collapse of all civilization.
c. That in the furtherance of its malevolent redistributionary scheme,
and on top of the burdens it has already laid upon our heads, it lays
yet one more burden: It carries on the shifting of the capital and
future capital of the younger generations to the middle-aged and older.
It helps for an older generation more disposed to sickness to see a
moderation in the cost of coverage, whereas now, to many of my
generation, are not able to afford coverage at all. One has noted that
children ask Santa for gifts, for which the parents get the bill.
Government, on the other hand, is who parents ask for gifts and the kids
get the bill. My fellow countrymen, millennials and youth, this
is a bill to carry on to an even more unheard of extreme, the notorious
practice of pushing costs further down the road to benefit those
currently in power and who benefit from their policies, for which we will ultimately pay, AND of creating a leisure class of affluent retirees with every sort of benefit imaginable, for which we will ultimately pay. My friends, this ought not so to be.
And finally, in summation of these points, overall, it is
redistributionary in its effect, that the young and in good health, are
given to support those of any age who are indigent and in poor health.
By all means let them receive treatment.. but we are a generation which
is to inherit a society in much worse shape than the one our parents
inherited. It was the common implicit notion of Americans to give to the
children opportunities that we ourselves did not have. Every subsequent
generation of Americans has received a more affluent and prosperous
society than that of their parents until my generation. Now, even
that which is left of what we are to inherit is being auctioned off
again to the people who have caused it to atrophy already!
IV. The fourth article against this quagmire, this unprovoked onslaught
against everything which is good in America, which men are to decent to
call a bill at all rather than a death certificate, is that it is
destructive against the ends of small business. It requires that
employers having greater than fifty employees insure their workforce.
Why, the very effect of this one provision alone stands to bankrupt the
majority of small business in America! The only recourse many
businessmen face is to sell off portions of their business or to fire
their least productive workers. What mobility will be left when such a
disastrous measure is implemented? There was always a permeability
between the rich and the middle class, where men of ordinary means, who
played their cards right, would see their wealth abound and would enter
into affluence. Likewise, the rich who played the fool with their money
would see their fortunes shrink, and they would slide back into an
ordinary position, if not bankruptcy. Who among us has the clever
ingenuity to become wealthy now, now that this plank, nothing less than a
plank of socialism itself, has been placed into effect? As the saying
goes, The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
A final word on the sheer nefariousness of this provision: It is being
selectively enforced with dozens of government-friendly corporations
being completely exempt from this provision. The rich get richer and the
poor get poorer.
V. The fifth article, against this red-headed stepchild, this leper
which no one but a saint like Father Damien would dare to touch, it
applies a net investment tax on the sale of some homes, which will harm
the profits of sellers.
VI. And the sixth and final article against this pee-brained, ill-fated,
society-destroying measure, which I will not dignify and call a bill,
is that it instructs everyone to do something, but offers nothing to aid
in its doing. It says, Here, you there, go and get health insurance,
which we will not offer for you, nor which we will make affordable.
Here, we will stipulate every measure of cost increasing,
wealth-destroying and small business-destroying measure and we will even
engineer failed websites, at the cost of hundreds of millions to
taxpayers, and then we will shut them down and still insist that you
enroll and we will through regulation make it as costly and as difficult
for you to enroll as we might. We will even make it so that if you have
care, you will have it cancelled. We will see that if it is not
cancelled, that it is raised in cost astronomically! We will see that
you can no longer see the doctor you prefer, we will see that you are
insured for things you will absolutely never use, we will even see that
you have a part in paying for the care of others, and we will institute $10,000 deductibles so that you will never get one cent in coverage.
The true failure of this bill is that it provides nothing but
regulation. It does not insure one individual. It has caused millions to
lose the coverage they had. And tragically, people whose lives were
being prolonged and saved through care provided for under their
policies, have now seen their policies cut, with no way to continue
their life-saving treatment, and they will die for 'Affordable Health
Care', Orwellian newspeak for 'total government takeover'.