Obamacare Is About Morality Or Something

I’d go with the “something”. Here’s the Washington Post’s Colbert King trotting out the “morality” argument

Obamacare — a question of morality

There was a lot of bloviating about the Affordable Care Act on the talk shows last weekend. The Obamacare critics’ chief focus was the open-enrollment fiasco, the un-kept presidential promise and the millions of cancellation notices. Overlaying the palaver was the unrestrained glee of health-reform opponents.

Because incompetence, lying, and seeing millions lose their insurance plans is no big deal or something. There’s bigger things at play!

The same weekend, in a section of our nation’s capital where pompous politicians and self-important opinion-makers seldom venture, the Affordable Care Act was the subject of thanks and praise at the First Baptist Church at Randolph Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW.

Funny how liberals have no problem mixing religion and State when it serves their purposes.

The talk-show criticism and the pulpit defense crystallized the Obamacare debate. Drawn into sharp relief is the struggle taking place in this country between doing what is right and good and an unashamed indulgence in the immorality of indifference.

The issue couldn’t be put more simply.

Forty-nine million Americans do not have health insurance. For many of them, the ability to deal with their illnesses and injuries depends on their ability to pay. Lacking the money, some of them just go without the care they need. Better to put food on the table for the kids than to check out that awful pain in the gut. Can’t afford to do both.

So it’s 49 million now? Interestingly, the CBO predicts that 30 million will still be without health insurance in 2020. The Obama administration’s mid-line prediction is that 90 million will lose their insurance plans, and have to switch. And what are they switching to? Plans with higher premiums and deductibles with smaller medical networks. Seems moral to me.

Gaining access to no-cost preventive services to stay healthy, which Obamacare provides, is not a sign of indifference. Neither is giving senior citizens discounts on their prescription drugs, or allowing young adults to get health insurance on their parents’ plan, or ending insurance company abuses. Those steps represent the caring actions of government.

How about not including the best medical facilities in the network? How about jacking up the cost for young healthies to pay for other? Creating situations for government abuses, like the “death panels”, ie, a group of un-elected bureaucrats at the Independent Payment Advisory Board which will make decisions about your medical care? Most Democrats voted against Medicare Part D in 2003. What happens when Mom and Dad can’t keep their insurance, and are now paying through the nose for their 25 year old “kid”? What about the bulk of Obamacare applicants being moved into Medicaid? How about the morality of mandating that citizens of the USA purchase costly, substandard insurance or be penalized simply for breathing?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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2 Responses to “Obamacare Is About Morality Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Hey Pirate,

    What do you hope to accomplish with your incessant whining about the ACA? It’s the law, it’s going forward with or without you, any kinks will be worked out and millions and millions of newly minted Democratic voters will be grateful and will show that gratitude in Nov 2014 and Nov 2016, lol.

    One thing that Obamacare HAS accomplished is to stimulate Republicans to think and talk about healthcare – although the far right will continue to cling to their pseudo-free-market fetish and insist we eliminate all gov’t involvement in everything except invading Muslim countries, harassing queers, shooting Mexicans and putting pot-smoking Negroes in jail.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Yeah Teach.

    What do you hope to accomplish by helping do what the mainstream media won’t do – expose how bad Obama Care is?

    It’s the law, don’t you know. And as we all know, Americans have never stood up to bad laws that adversely affected them in their past. Just bend over and take it because, well, it’s the law.

    Don’t you know that the liberals taking over 20% of the GDP of this country is a good thing? After all, look how well that worked out in places like Detroit. They have experience in managing money, you see.

    How dare you demand that government stay out of people’s lives and their decision making process. How dare you say that a person should be able to keep the fruits of their labor instead of having it stolen and redistributed in a manner that has kept millions and millions in poverty. Can’t you see how well the progressive policies of the liberals such as JeffyPop have worked since the “War on Poverty” was declared?

    How dare you have a brain and think for yourself! Don’t you know that your liberal betters should be able to tell you what you can and cannot post, even though you are paying the bills?

    Geez dude, what do you really hope to accomplish?

    It is almost as if you want to show how hypocritical liberals are and how they lack critical thinking skills. Do you really think the truth matters to liberals?

    Sheez.

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