OK… I get it… it’s crazy out there and who’s got the time to understand the tens of thousands of pages of new regulations associated with the “Affordable Care Act”, also known as Obamacare?
Besides, from what we all heard in the press, wasn’t Obamacare going to provide cheaper healthcare and make sure that everyone had inexpensive healthcare? Who could be against that? Right?
If you’re young and healthy (and there are a lot of you out there), you should be. Listen up. We’ll keep this brief.
Obamacare for young (18-34) Americans (not living in their parent’s basement or otherwise on the dole), is like being forced (at gunpoint) to go out to dinner with everyone in the neighborhood, every night of the week.
You are forced to go to one of only a couple of restaurants in town, even if you think the food in those restaurants is not to your liking and / or is overpriced.
At this group dinner, young healthy Americans, being frugal and health conscious, order the low-cost Thai chicken lettuce wraps and water while at the other end of the table they watch in horror at the life style choices of their neighbors slamming down lobster, ribs, filet mignon and fries washed down with Jack.
To add insult to injury, the young healthy Americans are told the total food and bar bill will be divided evenly among everyone in the dinner party, regardless of what each person ordered. Everyone pays the same.
You are being told that this arrangement is ‘fair” because, well, it would be unfair for someone to have to pay more than someone else. (Remember this every time you hear the word ‘fair’ from a politician.)
By the way, if you think this dinner plan is unfair, based on YOUR morality, and you decide you don’t want to participate, then you will be forced to pay a fine. If you don’t pay the fine, guys with three letters on the back of their windbreakers, will show up on your doorstep and shake you down (if they’re not too busy slow-rolling 501c4 applications from Tea Party groups or otherwise wasting tax payer money).
This is all young, healthy Americans need to know about Obamacare. The only way to keep health insurance premiums low for older persons, in this Obamacare train wreck, is to shake down young, healthy Americans.
Next time you sit down to have your PB and J sandwich, looking to save a few bucks so you can start building your future, remember that unless you get off your ass and do something, you’ll be paying for someone else’s filet mignon now and forever.
Call your Congressman. Tell him / her that you’re young and healthy and you’re not going to subsidize this grotesque freedom-snatch with your silence. Tell your Congressman that the erosion of freedom in this country is going to stop now.
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."