Now that the fable of ObamaCare is meeting reality, one of the biggest political problems for the president is that 1.5 million families have already lost the insurance Obama repeatedly promised them they could keep. And millions more are going to. To push back against this outrage, a new fable developing among the left and media is that those losing their insurance are going to be better off because they will receive “better coverage” under ObamaCare.
That is complete and utter nonsense. Let me explain it this way…
What if you are perfectly happy with your minivan and the government comes along and forces you to be buy a big, fancy recreational vehicle? And what if you don’t camp and never intend to go camping? Is that the government seeing to it that you get a “better vehicle,” or is that the government forcing you to subsidize the recreational vehicle industry?
That is a rhetorical question, and it perfectly sums up ObamaCare’s mandated coverage.
Americans are just now waking up to two terrible consequences of ObamaCare. The first, as I mentioned above, is that millions are having their current plans cancelled. Second is the rate shock. In California alone, the middle class can expect a 30% hike in premiums.
Both are a direct consequence of ObamaCare outlawing health insurance plans that do not cover what the federal government demands.
To mitigate the political fallout of this fact, the spin coming from Democrats and much of the media is that this is a good thing because those losing their coverage and paying more will now get “better coverage.”
But you are not getting better coverage. Instead, you are being forced by your government to buy a recreational vehicle — to buy a lot more than you want, need, or will ever use. Here are the ten insurance essentials ObamaCare mandates be part of everyone’s health insurance coverage:
- Ambulatory patient services
- Emergency services
- Maternity and newborn care
- Mental health, substance use disorder services and behavioral health treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Rehabilitation and habilitative services and devices
- Laboratory services
- Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
- Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
I am a 47-year-old man, and I do not need numbers 4, 5, or 10. And under ObamaCare, I will also be paying for birth control coverage, and who knows what else is hidden in that gajillion page piece of legislation?
Rather than inform people that ObamaCare’s one-size-fits-all plan forces tens of millions to pay for services they do not need, the media is spinning this bulky, expensive, unwanted, unneeded, but mandated recreational vehicle as “better coverage.”
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