The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care)

While we are focused on battles that take on the oligarchy, Obama Care is less a battlefield than a front line similar to the Maginot line between France and Germany during the Second World War. The health industry is a huge industry, perhaps a profit hungry octopus reaching into insurance, manufacturing, health care (shaped around profitability rather than health), pharmaceuticals, State health programs (mostly a battle over sharing costs), and the idea that under the present circumstances, that is, without a single payer solution, the cost of covering more people will be borne by each citizen through increased ‘taxes’ or premiums.

The following website is the official White House fact sheet. There are so many websites citing pro and con positions that the reader will have no difficulty finding information about the Affordable Care Act.

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/myths-and-facts

 

The following states have filed lawsuits against the Federal Government in spite of the fact that the Supreme Court upheld the key component (a mandatory health tax). These lawsuits are supported by the many arms of the octopus.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Indiana

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Michigan

Mississippi

Nebraska

Nevada

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Other states, like Iowa for instance, are inventing creative alternatives that virtually ignore the Affordable Care Act but, in fact, are financial failures.

Of all the statistics the mariner reviewed, the scariest one is that forty-two percent of Americans do not know Obama Care exists. In another post, he referenced the Stepford citizens we meet when we take the trash to the curb. This is evidence. It is no wonder there is not a balanced debate about any issue. Combined with unfair voting practices, crooked gerrymandering, and hidden legislative agendas, it is a wonder all of us do not live in homeless shelters.

The best weapon for restoring America’s balance is an educated voter.

Ancient Mariner

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