Anyone out there still believe that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has anything to do with improving health care, or making it affordable?
The original claim was that ACA was all about getting those poor uninsured people insured. As I have stated many times, had they done this, it would have been admirable, and would have had my support. Except, that was never the goal, and besides, they were far too stupid to accomplish that anyway.
Instead, the ACA has become a massive crony capitalism boondoggle whose only beneficiaries are the usual suspect health care parasites—in this case largely health IT: "The Obama administration will spend over $1 billion on the still-incomplete Obamacare website HealthCare.gov by the end of the year, according to Obama nominee Sylvia Burwell’s testimony to Congress."
The ACA was front-loaded with tens of billions for these health IT gangsters, and if anything, the money flow has increased. Meanwhile, reimbursements are down, quality of care is suffering, and maybe, just maybe the brain-dead baby boomers are beginning to see the light.
Do you think these billions on health IT would have been better spent on patient care?
By the way, for you Catholics out there keeping score, those behind the ACA meet all the criteria for having committed a mortal sin:
For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: "Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent."
Grave matter is specified by the Ten Commandments, corresponding to the answer of Jesus to the rich young man: "Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother." The gravity of sins is more or less great: murder is graver than theft.
Mortal sin requires full knowledge and complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God's law. It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin.
Needless to say, the above remarks on mortal sin also apply to the current VA scandal.