A little careful consideration of what someone else expects you to believe will give you a clear indication of what they think of your intellectual powers.
I recently picked up a pamphlet on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at my drugstore. It was published by CVS (the drugstore), and was based on information from the Federal Government and other organizations. The pamphlet is titled Affordable Care Act Answers, and among other things it presents a list of what the ACA “has been designed” to do.
Here’s the list:
- Lower the cost of health care and coverage for all Americans.
- Increase access to primary care providers and specialists.
- Add to preventive care and prescription benefits.
- Give more rights and help to insured patients.
- Extend young adults’ coverage under their parents’ insurance.
- Offer coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.
WOW!!! This is clearly the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow . . . and you get a free-lunch for stopping by to pick it up. What a great deal!
Well . . . sorry. It’s obviously a lie. Here’s what the ACA will actually do:
- Drive good doctors and medical facilities out of public health care.
- Sharply reduce access to primary care providers and specialists.
- Vastly increase the true cost of health care insurance for everyone.
- Drastically reduce the overall quality of health care in the U.S.
- Create the equivalent of the “VA” system of health care for all Americans.
- Drive insurance rates sky high and hide the actual cost through redistribution of income and taxation.
It takes only a smattering of good sense to realize that more and better health care for more and higher-risk patients, cannot, does not, and never will “Lower the cost of health care and coverage for all Americans”. It’s a deliberate lie.
What the Feds are really doing is taking a lot of money from some people and giving it to other people in the form of health care. So, the ACA health care isn’t actually low-cost. It’s just paid for by someone else.
The Feds float the big lie because they expect you to believe it, and they expect you to believe it because they don’t think you’re smart enough to know it is a lie. Bluntly stated they are taking you for a complete fool. But . . . if you actually believe the pot of gold and free lunch fairy tale . . . well, looks like the Feds have you figured right.