ObamaCare was sold to the American people on a lie, not to mention that there’s nothing constitutional about it. Please don’t tell me that it’s constitutional because five elected judges say it is.
The Constitution was never designed to establish the Supreme Court as the law of the land. There is no enumerated power in the Constitution that gives either Congress or the Supreme Court the authority to mandate that people purchase health insurance or anything else.
This is still the debate. In one sense, the number of signups is irrelevant, especially since people are forced to sign up or be fined if they don’t. Of course the number is going to go up.
I could declare anything a success if I’m permitted to force people to participate.
Furthermore, there are certainly stories of people who love ObamaCare. There are always winners when some people are given subsidies paid for with other people’s money. A person who robs homes is a beneficiary of stolen property. It’s the nature of the welfare state. There are always winners and losers.
Now let’s get back to the claim that 7.1 people have signed up for ObamaCare. We don’t have any way of knowing. We have to take the word of the administration, and it’s not a good word. Charles Krauthammer got to the point of the matter. “These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it’s to a decimal point.”
We’ve been lied to from the beginning. The following was found on the White House webpage:
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
In the president’s June 6, 2009 weekly address, he told us:
“If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”
In a Green Bay, Wisconsin, town hall meeting, he assured us:
“No matter how we reform health care, I intend to keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep your doctor; if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”
Here’s a video that shows President Obama telling us 36 times that if you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. Period.
He repeatedly lied to the American people to get the so-called Affordable Care Act passed. Based on these repeated lies, ObamaCare should be nullified as a law. It was sold under false pretenses.
People go to jail for such duplicity and fraud.
Here’s the real fly in the ointment. ObamaCare was designed for the tens of millions of uninsured Americans. Forbes reports on a RAND study:
“A new study from the RAND Corporation indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.
“The RAND study hasn’t yet been published, but its contents were made available to Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times. RAND also estimates that 9 million individuals have purchased health plans directly from insurers, outside of the exchanges, but that ‘the vast majority of these people were previously insured.’”
“The RAND report appears to corroborate the work of other surveys. Earlier this month, McKinsey reported that 27 percent of those signing up for coverage on the individual market were previously uninsured.”
So not only is ObamaCare unconstitutional, built on a lie, but it hasn’t done what it was designed to do — insure tens of millions of uninsured Americans.