Filmmaker Michael Moore is somewhat like the New York Yankees. Either you love him or you hate him. Liberals love him, but conservatives despise Moore for his caustic and biased documentaries.
Like many liberals, Moore is not interested in the truth as much as he is in promoting his own personal agenda. His documentaries such as Bowling for Columbine (on gun control) and Sicko (about the American healthcare industry) were extremely biased and one-sided towards his liberal views. When the Occupy movements became the fad, claiming to be protesting the 1 percenters, Moore publicly championed their cause, even though he is a 1 percenter himself.
At the time of Moore supporting the Occupy movement, I recall someone asking Moore if he was willing to share his wealth with all of the occupiers and he said no, that they had to work for it like he did. In other words, he supported other rich people being forced to share their wealth with the poor, but not him. It’s like Obama who preaches sharing the wealth, but the only sharing I see from him is us taxpayers sharing what little wealth we have with him so he can take 4-6 vacations a year that cost millions of dollars for each trip.
Knowing some of Moore’s background, I was surprised to see his comments this week about Obamacare when he said:
“That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get,”
“… Obamacare’s rocky start — clueless planning, a lousy website, insurance companies raising rates, and the president’s telling people they could keep their coverage when, in fact, not all could [was all the result of that] one fatal flaw.”
The fatal flaw Moore was referring to was the idea that Obamacare was designed using Romneycare as its foundation. Then he explained what’s wrong with Obamacare using the example of a 60 year old couple who have a combined income of $65,000 a year. Moore points out that their premiums under Obamacare would cost them $12,000 a year along with a $12,000 deductible. Moore then stated:
“If both become seriously ill, they might have to pay almost $25,000 in a single year,”
He concluded with:
“Obamacare can’t be fixed by its namesake. It’s up to us to make it happen.”
He’s right when he says that Obamacare can’t be fixed. That’s why it is so imperative that Republicans come up with a workable plan as soon as possible. They just can’t scrap Obamacare without offering something to replace it. Insurance companies have already spent fortunes making the changes required by Obamacare. To go back to the old way of doing things will be costly and time consuming. Millions more Americans will be left hanging in the balance with no coverage at all and the entire healthcare insurance industry would be a confused and complicated quagmire of no answers and few solutions.