The left is constantly getting on us for saying that Obamacare is Socialized Medicine. They can't handle the truth.
OBAMACARE IS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!
By dictating what insurance
companies must cover and what they cannot cover, the government controls
the medical system. The government says, as of next year, you must have
a *government approved* insurance
plan. THAT is socialism. You cannot purchase insurance that covers the
things YOU want- you have to purchase insurance that covers the things
government dictates. Socialism removes freedom. Socialism removes choice. With Obamacare, you lose the freedom to choose any plan you want. You have to choose a government plan or pay a penalty tax. How is that NOT socialism? or better still, how is that NOT communism? Basically, the Democrats want you to think you have the freedom to choose..... that's why they want companies to offer several *government approved* plans.
When an HHS Secretary can force practicing Catholics to violate their religious beliefs, that is socialized medicine. Our government is forcing religious employers to provide insurance plans that cover abortion drugs like Plan B and Ella as well as covering birth control, even if they morally object. Hobby Lobby is facing 1.3 million dollars a day in fines for not obeying the HHS Mandate. This should never happen in America.
The ACA sets up new departments that will be run
by unelected officials that we the people have no recourse to fire. That is socialism! If
you read the bill, then you know it repeats over and over "The secretary
shall" - there is a section on "Infusion therapy" that says the
secretary shall set up a committee and then based on the committee's
recommendations decide what medications will be covered under the
*government approved* insurance plans. So, the blood product my son
infuses weekly, will it make the list? The copay for that blood product
stayed the same from 2005-2010- since Obamacare, it has increased 100%.
If the government dictates that this blood product is not on their list
under government approved health plans, I cannot fire those who made
that decision. THAT is socialism.
We've already seen Medicaid patients who used to receive certain treatments be denied those treatments since Obamacare passed. My neighbor's daughter had a heart transplant and is now in her 20s. Treatments they used to cover are no longer covered. A friend of mine adopted a daughter with Sickle Cell Anemia and Medicaid will no longer pay for her pain medication. If you know anything about Sickle Cell, you know it is a very painful disease!
Remember Barbara Wagner who was denied her chemotherapy by the state of Oregon. She died after appealing twice and being denied. The state did offer to pay for her assisted suicide. THAT is socialized medicine. We don't want this in America and that is why we are fighting to defund Obamacare.