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PostAuthor: crazy like a fox » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:39 am

The problem with politicians isn't just that they are all talk and no action, although true, their real problem is that they live to serve their egos, re-election interests and donors in that order.

They no longer feel embarrassed at being caught in lies, because their integrity is mutable, their honor is self serving, and their expedient conscience is full of guiltless rationalizations. Politics has chemically castrated their conscience and enlarged their egos into believing that their incessant lies to the public, are fair play and necessary if one hopes to hold political power. Therefore being politically shrewd in a politician's mind, requires that you shred all vestiges of shame when speaking dishonestly.


Repealing Obamacare was a central political campaign, talking point of the GOP since it was passed in 2010. First, they promised to fight its constitutional lawfulness in the courts. Their efforts and determination to that task was, quite frankly, limp fisted.

Second, they promised to defund Obamacare in the House, again their tough talk resulted in failures because the Democrat controlled Senate slapped away all those budget provisions. Lastly, the GOP promised to repeal Obamacare, even though Harry Reid's Senate threw out all the repeal bills. However, for those that suggested that because the Democrats had control of the Senate, and that Obama would veto any bill repealing or defunding Obamacare, that it was a masturbatory political exercise, yes and no.

Yes the passing of a repeal bill was impossible, but using the Democrats defeat of repeal bills to highlight their encampment with dictatorial big government and disregard for Middle America would have been a win. Only Ted Cruz's and Doctor Zeus's "Green eggs and ham" won.

The GOP knew they would fail, the GOP knew they were handcuffed to Obamacare, until they had the majority in both the House and Senate. So they then campaigned heavily on that issue at each election cycle, imploring voters that if they wanted to restore a private marketplace in healthcare insurance, then they needed to defeat Democrats in the Senate and give the GOP control.

The GOP was successful in keeping their majority in the House and gaining the majority in the Senate coupled with winning the White House in 2016. So Obamacare is repealed, right? After seven long years the GOP has a well thought out set of laws that help Americans see more choice and experience lower rates in their healthcare insurance costs, right? The GOP would never have played bait and switch for years and now want to go from repealing Obamacare, to saving Obamacare, right?


Wrong! Politicians tell us that it is complicated. They tell us that you can't just repeal a huge Bill that has many tangled tentacles that could have damaging impact on multiple industries and patients. They tell us that it can't be repealed but must be bailed out, and slowly unwound, in order to cause the least pain and panic to the industry and policy holders. Wait, what?

So Trump touts on the campaign trail that Congress should repeal and replace. After Trump and Americans heard for years that the GOP had better solutions. Therefore, if repealing Obamacare leaves a mess, then let's repeal the mess of Obamacare and immediately replace it with the GOP alternative. Right?

Okay, sounds reasonable, so what has the GOP come up with as a replacement of Obamacare? Is their plan a great, free market, patient driven, choice laden set of laws that would reign in insurance companies, create competition and keep government out of snooping into our lives? Nope, wrong again. It was a bailout bill for big insurance.

You see, the GOP had a campaign talking plan, not a real written down and workable plan. The GOP had a sales pitch, but there was no showroom behind them. They never had a product, just the sales pitch for the phantom product. Worse, for seven years the insurance companies have been filling the GOP's re-election campaign troughs, and whispering sweet promises of more donations in their ears, if they would bail them out when Obamacare collapsed.


Yes, most of the GOP lives in the swamp with Democrats and enjoys that the muck flows downhill and away from their fancy shoes. The GOP is as politically rotten to the core of its crabapple as the Democrats. The Democrats let the big insurance companies write Obamacare, make billions and gobble up all their smaller rival insurance companies, and now the GOP is going to bail these greedy two-timing companies out, because they bet on a lame liberal horse. Who gets the spurs to the ribs and the crop stick in the backside hide? Yes, correct, the American taxpayer. We get robbed twice in our wallet, by high premiums and then stuck in the delicate area again by taxpayer money handed over for insurance bailouts.
But that is how the Washington swamp works. This is why we refused to elect another talking head politician and Trump won the presidency. This is why Americans don't trust politicians, don't like politics and are angry at the deafening sound of our underrepresented voice.

Here is an idea: make all Insurance policies become health negotiated bond-like policies that have a monetary price, where premiums become like monthly mortgage payments. One can buy a few thousand dollar policy (rent a room) of a few million dollar policy, (huge house) similar to house buying. When one gets ill, the money transfers out of the Health bond (not allowed to be traded in the Wall Street market) and there are ZERO provisions excluded because your policy is about having health money not a contract of coverage. Government offers low interest bonds for the poor and the insurance companies stop dictating what medical procedures are experimental and not covered. Patients can decide how to use their tax free healthcare bonds, to buy more coverage as their wallets permit.


Of course tort reform, and other legislative acts such as allowing those healthcare bonds to be purchased outside of state lines, able to be willed to surviving family members and or used to cover funeral expenses could be enacted.
So the catastrophic health care plan would transform and become a healthcare bond similar to a (healthcare savings account) but with the benefit of buying as big a health bond dollar value as you can afford. Equally, if you default on the bond, as if when you default on a mortgage, you could lose your bond, but you could negotiate a lower monthly rate, based on a lower bond value, and as your income and financial circumstances change, you could increase the dollar value on your healthcare bond, in the future.

This is an example of good ideas out in America (this one being mine) that the GOP could be proposing as legislation.

Time for the voters to spit out their demand to the GOP to repeal Obamacare. Time to rinse and flush out the non-conservatives in the Party in 2018. Time to spit out in e-mails and phone calls to their Representatives, the many ideas that would help healthcare insurance be fair, competitive and workable in the free market for all.

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PostAuthor: Ron_Adcox » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:50 pm

Well said! As to your suggestion that we need to call and email our Reps and Senators with demands for new approaches to healthcare, that is a definite must do! I have done some already but honestly more concerning immigration issues. Will adjust soon!
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