There is great good news for those, who like myself, were looking for a loophole to evade the unconstitutional, and unaffordable, Affordable Healthcare Act, AKA Obamacare. John Berlau and Michael Mayfield have provided an excellent run down at American Spectator in their Praying for an Obamacare Escape, Health care ministries offer IRS-free shelter (see here).
As to Obamacare (which crashed again today), well, I have a few questions about that:
• How could more people have healthcare, at a lower price yet there would be the same number (or fewer) doctors?
Obama promised that if you liked your doctor, you could keep your doctor (same number of doctors?) and if you liked your policy, you could keep your policy. Both lies of course, but how could that be? It could not. Doctors are quitting at high numbers. Also enrollment in medical schools, so I have heard but have no data, is down. Numbers of nurse practitioners is increasing. This is problematic, since many have no or little practical experience and certainly little training as compared to physicians. Yet, they will be treating patients as if they were doctors. Patients may not know the difference, they may think they are seeing a physician when in fact he/she is a nurse practitioner.
• Intimidation is a powerful force, and it is pretty clear that the general population of America is not that well educated thanks to public schools. BUT did anyone seriously believe that in a country where nearly everyone has a cell phone, and/or, internet access, plus nearly everyone capable of using either has a strong sense of privacy, that like lemmings the population of the United States would accept the violation of their privacy necessary to enroll in Obamacare?
Apparently the Obama administration thought so, evidence that this administration really, really doesn’t understand the American people and American culture.
• The government was going to get involved (as if the post-office, or anything else the government is involved in really works). Wouldn’t the government taking on one sixth of the economy be kind of expensive?
Billions has been spent, untold and unreported Billions, on the website, promotions by the government, payments to organizations to promote, and eventually insurance companies will be bailed out (even more than they already are?).
• The government, aka Obamacare, was going to do the enrolling, but you would still be going through some sort of health insurance company. Don’t insurance companies have costs? Doesn't this just add another layer (government) of costs?
Since the government has no 'insurance company', existing health insurance companies must be involved (until they go out of business or the government forces a national insurance on Americans). Costs? A financial burden has been placed on insurance companies that must change policies, update policies so they meet government standards - to what extent we really have no information.
• One party, the Democrat Party, had been trying to persuade the American people that they needed nationalized health care for more than 30 years. Why was their opposition so opposed?
•Nationalized health care has never worked in any country, and many who have it are trying to get rid of it. So why would it work in America?
• Finally, it is my understanding that the Constitution of the United States of America is the law of the land. When was there a repeal of the Tenth Amendment?
The Supreme Court, thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, has ruled, wrongly in my opinion, that the Affordable Care Act is Constitutional, calling the penalty a "tax". (see http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/03/obamacare_and_the_robertstax.html and http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf )
The Tenth Amendment quite clearly states that:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people.
Seeing as the Constitution of the United States of America makes no mention of health care, federal taxes, education, nor any department or regulatory body related to these activities doesn’t that make Obamacare an illegal, i.e. unconstitutional, law?
For those who still believe that Obamacare is the law of the land, let me say just this: so was slavery.