Excellent satire ..cross posted at YorkNewsTimes.com
An exception for abortion
by Brian Bresnahan
The pro-choice crowd has always claimed that abortion is justified because a baby isn't a baby, it's an undifferentiated mass of cells incapable of surviving on its own outside the womb.
Given that "logic," I've changed my mind; at least on a limited basis about abortion.
I'm fully supporting the abortion of Obamacare in 2014.
After all, using the same definition, Obamacare is nothing more than an undifferentiated mass of rules incapable of surviving on its own, and is still only alive because the Obama Administration continues to illegally change the law, making up its own rules to keep it politically viable with protections from the far left zealots in the Senate.
Without that high level of intensive life support and the life support of trillions of dollars stolen from the pockets of hard-working Americans via the insurance mandate tax and a host of other taxes, fees, and penalties, Obamacare would already be dead.
It's incapable of surviving on its own, so why not just abort it, given that:The law was conceived by a series of now well-documented lies and deceptions on everything from revenue neutrality (the legislative gimmick by which it was shoved through Congress and down America's throat) to "you can keep your health insurance and doctor, period."
Without those ruses, Obamacare would not exist and could not survive.
The employer mandate had to be waived this year to avoid political catastrophe for the left. Had the full detriments of Obamacare been realized by the projected ninety million Americans who would have also lost their health insurance just as the more than six million individually insured already have, Obamacare would not be alive today.
Millions of families who haven't already lost their health insurance because of Obamacare are now paying thousands and thousands of dollars more in premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses as detailed locally in this column and repeatedly reported nationwide. Additionally, they'll pay thousands and thousands more in other Obamacare taxes, pass through costs, local, state, and property taxes to fund Obamacare mandates for the public employees in their areas.
The crushing economic burdens of Obamacare are a clear and present threat to the medical and financial health of American families and America's economy.
Sign-ups for Obamacare are far behind predictions even though the dysfunctional website has finally achieved a quasi-working status. Sticker shock meets those who do shop. We're treated daily to stories of former Obamacare cheerleaders who've realized they can't afford it either. Without a massive redistribution of wealth, Obamacare can't survive.
Those who've signed up are disproportionately Medicaid participants and the sick, not the young and healthy who must bear a terribly disproportionate financial burden to keep the law alive. Without them, everyone agrees this law has no chance at viability.
It puts massive stress on the insurance industry, making it less healthy, and forcing the rest of us to pay even higher insurance premiums and taxes than we're already getting hammered with to keep this bill alive. Without us, it dies.
Most experts are now predicting that even with Obamacare, there will still be around 15 million Americans who can't get health insurance, the same number we started with. (The 15 million uninsured illegal immigrants and those who choose not to get insurance are not counted; they have other options). We're having our pockets drained and health care reduced, yet gained nothing. The system is still facing the same problems, but now on a bigger scale where even fewer can afford or access quality care.
Many doctors are confirming that access to health care has to decrease, as does the quality of care under the burdens of the law just to keep it alive. There are more patients and even fewer doctors (retiring early, leaving the field, or refusing to take Obamacare patients). There will be less access and worse care. As that becomes reality, Obamacare will deserve to die.
No, there is no way Obamacare is viable or can survive outside the womb of Washington D.C. liberal think tanks, even with an umbilical of trillions of dollars in confiscated tax money, without causing serious damage to and endangering the healthy lives of hundreds of millions of Americans or the American economy. For that reason, this one abortion, even if needed late-term, is justified in 2014.