Obamacare, as I pointed out HERE, is divisive, coercive , socialist class warfare by health care means subsidizing health insurance for 50 million poor Americans by deceptively taxing everyone else under the guise of cheaper, better quality health insurance for all-where everyone wins and no one loses. It is a massive, fraudulent, centralized, government-run, wealth redistribution scheme that was doomed to fail from the start like all such freedom killing, wealth destroying, command and control experiments sush as the greatest failed socialist experiment of all: the old Soviet Union. Born on November 7, 1917 the Soviet Socialist Republic endured 74 horrific years of oppression, corruption, mass poverty, starvation, and death until its bankruptcy and dissolution on December 26, 1991-a great day in the history of freedom.
But from this epically failed socialist experiment (that Russia after 22 years is still struggling to recover from) Barack Obama and the radical American Left have learned nothing. Blinded by celestial visions of social welfare utopia with government perfecting the social order in a classless society of equalized wealth the American Left repeats in different ways the same foolish statist mistakes made numerous times in the past until they totally wreck what they set out to perfect. And this is what the socialist Left with Obamacare is doing to our health care system, as is now evident from the worsening, predictable, unfolding chaos.
That the Affordable Care Act (Obama's More Perfect Healthcare Union) was a mask for a totalitarian government-run healthcare system like the Soviet model; and, like the Soviet state, would likely end up on the ash heap of socialist history, was perhaps providentially indicated by its legislative roots in 2009; this was when Obama and his party, defying the will of the American people who opposed Obamacare 60/40, put healthcare reform above fixing the economy because it was vitally more important to their power grabbing agenda. This is what I mean:
The sweeping healthcare reform bill Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 was rooted in the more radical "Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962)" that passed the House four months earlier. The AHCAA wasn't more radical in its overarching goal of totally, centralized, command and control socialized medicine but in the means of getting there. This is because unlike the Affordable Care Act AHCAA included a "public option" for government health insurance as an alternative to private insurance...which was designed to more quickly eliminate the "greedy, per profit" private insurance industry until the Federal Government was all that was left of healthcare insurance in this country. But look at this:
The AHCAA (with its hidden, disastrous Soviet-like goal) was first proposed to the House on the ominous date October 29, 2009: the 80th anniversary of "Black Tuesday" when in 1929 the stock market crashed triggering the Great Depression. There couldn't be a worse warning sign that Obamacare would crash the US healthcare system like the Great Depression nearly wrecked the US economy leaving the nation in a state of healthcare depression and crisis-where we're now headed.
But it gets worse. In a nearly party line vote-with one lone Republican joining 119 Democrats (see postscript)- the Democrat led House passed the bill nine days later on November 7th, the 92nd anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Was the passage of the bill by social democrats on this significant date in socialist history by happenstance? Or by Providence? By the intervention of a Higher Power reminding us what Secular Progressivism is: that it deifies imperfect human government giving it God-like transformational powers to work historic social miracles.
Indeed, the date November 7th was, I believe, a providential warning that Obamacare would be another big government debacle, that it would be to the US healthcare system what the Russian Revolution was to Czarist Russia: not its reform and improvement but its revolutionary overthrow replacing a flawed system with something worse: a radically different top down. totalitarian, command structure of ruinous, oppressive, centralized government control causing rationing, scarcity, long waiting lines and worse health care...except for the very rich and politically powerful.
In other words, contrary to the (deceptive) presence of free market elements in Obamacare (private health insurance companies still exist but as virtual public utilities doomed to bankruptcy and extinction) it is designed to eliminate them until the US health care system resembles or replicates the failed Soviet socialist model. This was the warning of HR 3962, and why Obamacare must be killed.
TURNCOAT RINO JOE CHO
Rep. Joseph Cao refugee from Ho Chi Minh's Communist nightmare votes for socialized medicine.
The lone turncoat Republican to vote for HR 3962 was Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana. Cao, a 1960s born Vietnamese American whose family fled the brutal Communist conquest of South Vietnam, had apparently learned nothing from the catastrophic failure of the socialist system that ruined his native land-until it was redeemed and made to thrive by free market capitalism.
NOTE TO THE READER
If the above piece sounds familiar to some of you it's because it is based on an article I published on Townhall on November 9, 2009 called "Obamacare, The Russian Revolution And Totalitarian Medicine."
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