There have been and continue to be grassroots and organized petitions and lobbying calling on the Congress to pass legislation repealing or at least greatly delaying the imposition of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The truth be told, none of these movements have the slightest of chances of being successful at changing, negating or even delaying the enactment and enforcements of everything under Obamacare legislation and related litany of new regulations. Where the lack of a means to enforce or enact some particulars required by Obamacare will prevent everything being in place on time, nothing will stop the most important and constricting requirements and demands of Obamacare from inflicting not only our healthcare but every other sector of our lives that come within the purview and scope of the legislation and accompanying regulations. We can expect every fee, tax, fine, and other monetary requirements to be implemented in order to enrich the government coffers as much as is marginally legally possible. We will also very quickly realize that we have been sold a bill of goods about the wonders to be gracing our lives because of Obamacare and instead will witness the end of high quality care as we have come to know in the past. No matter how bad things might get, the government is completely dedicated to implementing Obamacare simply as it leads unavoidably to government single payer healthcare. So, why is this so vitally important that it has the elected officials, public government employees and the government employee unions so totally in the tank behind forcing this monstrosity on the people?
The reason behind the support for the implementation of Obamacare by such a majority of those affiliated in any manner with government is because it will vastly increase the ability for government to control people’s lives, control people’s diet, control people’s activities, and to impose fees for any activities or pursuits which government deems as placing an undue risk for increased need for medical treatment. Eventually under the auspices of mediating healthcare costs and required levels and amounts of service the government could dictate dietary requirements for the good of the person and the people while also minimizing healthcare requests from certain people with health issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes or any other condition which improved and strictly controlled diet can be a mitigating factor, and that would include just about everybody in some way or another. Simply imagine New York City Mayor Bloomberg with total control over everybody’s diet, the same Mayor Bloomberg who has passed laws or attempted to ban salt, trans fats, super-sized sodas, popcorn oils and other high calorie or tasty items from the diet of New Yorkers. Using the cost of healthcare the government could at some time in the future require people to purchase activity licenses for undertakings deemed overtly risky and likely to cause injury requiring healthcare resources thus issuing permission certificates for skydiving, cliff jumping, scuba diving, auto racing, skiing, ice hockey, football, soccer, even jogging and anything else beyond approved, actually more likely required, exercise routines. There would be special issued certificates necessary for eating such horridly dangerous foods such as ice cream, red meats, French fries and other evil foods on the government risky acts list where virtually every activity and edible food are listed with their fee for allocated potential excessive medical requirements. The powers of control which can be applied to the average person and the fees levied simply for living what is now considered a normal life is endless and is actually the least of the threats that government will pose once Obamacare has completely converted and changed healthcare as we have known it. President Obama is for, if nothing else, the basic transformation of the United States, especially healthcare, individual rights, and government ability to interfere and control the lives of the people. Obamacare will grant to the government abilities to control and dictate even the most insignificant parts of our lives in the name of efficiency and cost management.
This unlimited control is pretty much itemized within the Obamacare policy announced as the “Complete Lives System” which was composed largely by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of former Obama Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Once it is generally understood what the Complete Lives System states and that it will be the guiding curriculum integrated into Obamacare as the guide for what kind and how much care should be invested in an individual which is strictly determined on the potential contribution the individual potentially will, over the remainder of their life, contribute compared to their cost to the system. Under this system both the elderly and the youth are not afforded expensive healthcare procedures as was exemplified in the recent controversy where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding the appropriateness of allowing for a young girl to be placed on the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, which she denied, which would have basically been the same as giving the girl a death sentence. Despite all of the potential horrors which will become reality either immediately after the complete Obamacare boondoggle is put into practice or in rapid succession as time passes over the initial decade or at most two, the people will very likely protest with ever greater vociferousness and vigor but all to no avail. Eventually the final application of complete control will be enacted and applied which we were introduced to with the recent IRS scandal of placing conservative non-profit group’s applications under extended scrutiny and unprecedented invasive queries in order to tie them up with paperwork and other legal hurdles to clear which very likely kept their influence in the elections to be hindered if not completely circumvented. Imagine when this same IRS is also responsible for deciding whether or not individuals receive adequate and necessary health care using a similar politically tainted scale, a scale that can be applied against either end of the political spectrum dependent on who is in power. That alone should scare the average person to death which would at least alleviate them from any worries of being denied healthcare services in the future.
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