America’s domestic enemies repeatedly screamed and ranted that, “Bush lied and People died” because the bulk of the data they heard from Iraq didn’t substantiate the intelligence reports that President Bush Jr. relied upon for decision making and which prompted America’s removal of Saddam Hussein.
Does any American believe for a moment that the Liberal and Progressive filth will similarly complain about Obama’s deadly lie? The boy repeated claimed, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” and that was a lie.
That was a lie to the tune of 7 million people in America who are expected to lose their employer-provided health insurance due to Obamacare.
The Congressional Budget Office now says that, because of Obamacare, 7 million people will lose their employer-provided health insurance and have to go get coverage on their own.
Now, since the Leftists have harped and whined that the loss of such coverage dooms people to antagonizing death, they should, if they held to any set of normative principles and logic, be screaming their lungs out that, “Obama lied and people died!” But they won’t because, not being what they’ve decided are racists, they hold Obama to a different and much lower standard of behavior and ability.
To be fair though, those 7 million people who are expected to lose their current health insurance are expected to join the Obamacare Exchanges – they have to by law, remember? – and, if by some miracle, those exchanges provide decent coverage that doctors, clinics, and hospitals who actually accept then they won’t be hurt too badly by Obamacare.
Of course the bulk of the 53% of Americans who actually have to pay for the federal government will be hurt as will all of our children who will be born and raised in ever-increasing federal debt. The average federal subsidy for exchange participants is expected to be $5,510 per individual in 2014 and raised to $8,290 per individual by 2023. Six million people are expected to receive such hand outs in 2014 and that number is expected to rise to 22 million by 2023.
Our Costs For Obamacare Exchange Subsidies
In 2014 7 million people are predicted to enter the exchanges, 6 million (85.7%) of them receiving federal subsidies in order to afford doing so. By 2023 that number is expected to increase to 25 million with 21 million (84%) of them receiving subsidies.
- 2014 AD – 6 million subsidies x $5,510 average subsidy amount = $33.06 billion USD
- 2023 AD – 21 million subsidies x $8,290 average subsidy amount = $174.09 billion USD
Whether or not this ends up being a waste of money will be dependent upon whether or not these health insurance exchanges created by Obamacare actual work and provide decent and widely accepted coverage for those forced to use them. Given the histories of the insurance industry, the various state governments, the federal government, and the interaction between these three entities I find that to be hoped for but highly unlikely outcome.
Medicaid and CHIP
Another potentially – probably would be closer – bit of Obama’s misinformation is his silence on the fact that what increase in health insurance coverage Obamacare will provide is heavily predicated on increases in the number of people enrolled in Medicaid and/or CHIP.
- 2014 AD – 8 million people added to Medicaid and/or CHIP
- 2023 AD – 12 million people added to Medicaid and/or CHIP
Between the fact that the several states have more control over these programs than the federal government and have already indicated that they, not being able to live on deficit spending, can’t afford and won’t comply with the Obamacare Medicaid mandates, this does not bode well for those people reduced to using these programs.
So President Bush Jr. supposedly lied in order to attack Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq and over the 10 year-long course of the resulting war and subsequent stabilizing and rebuilding of Iraq 4654 members of the coalition forces died, 4486 of whom were American. Anyone care to wager by how many orders of magnitude Obama’s lies’ death toll among Americans will exceed President Bush Jr.?
But don’t ever expect our domestic enemies to ever scream, “Obama lied, people died!” no matter how many tanker trucks of American blood end up on the boy’s hands.