A national healthcare system first came into any real prominence when then First Lady Hillary Clinton tried to push the idea during Bill Clinton’s time in the White House, but it was a relatively new concept here in America and didn’t gain much support.
In 2008, Barack Obama, a staunch socialist, made a national socialistic healthcare program one of the mainstays of his campaign and it helped to get him elected, that and the color of his skin.
After Obama was sworn into office in January 2009, Democrats, who controlled both the House and Senate, quickly began working on putting Obama’s socialist plan into a bill. The 2,000+ page tome they put together was given the bogus title of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill was so huge that House Squeaker Nancy Pelosi made her famous statement about needing to pass the healthcare bill just to find out what was in it, which is probably the stupidest statement ever made by any politician.
Even though polls at the time showed that around 70%-75% of the American people were against the Affordable Care Act, Democrats passed it anyway and forced America into accepting a national socialized and mandated healthcare system. Pelosi, Obama and other Democrats promised that it would make healthcare cheaper, provide better coverage and that most Americans would have healthcare.
All three of those promises were lies and they knew they were lies when they said them. Obama also promised no new taxes and yet the Affordable Care Act contained 20 new taxes hidden inside. Many of those taxes impacted the elderly and chronically ill more than most, but that was no concern to Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats.
I am thoroughly convinced that the Affordable Care Act has nothing to do with making healthcare cheaper and more available, but it is everything to do with socialism and it worked. It forced millions of Americans to go against their religious beliefs and make decisions of pay their rent/mortgage/food for the family or pay for healthcare to avoid the PENALTY tax.
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it has led to astronomically high health insurance premiums, drastically reduced coverage for millions, made many drugs necessary to keep people alive outrageously expensive, drove many doctors and smaller medical practices to leave the field of medicine and left millions of American uninsured. Many insurance companies continued to drop many of their more affordable healthcare policies because they lost too much money. There is no doubt that Obamacare was pretty much a complete and utter failure except for the poorer sector who got healthcare via federal subsidies.
When Donald Trump ran for office in 2016, he promised to repeal or replace Obamacare. The Republican controlled House at the time passed a replacement for Obamacare, but thanks to the RINOs controlling the Senate, nothing was ever passed there.
1* How would you rate the US Health Care system?
2* In terms of reforming health care, which is more important—reducing the cost of health care or making sure that everyone has health insurance?
3* How important is health care to your vote in the 2020 presidential election?
The response they got may surprise you as to how important healthcare will be for the 2020 elections. Here is what they reported:
Eighty-five percent (85%) of Likely U.S. Voters say health care is important to their vote in the 2020 presidential election, with 45% who say it’s Very Important, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. This compares to 87% and 55% respectively last October just before the midterm national elections.
Just 14% rate health care as not very or Not At All Important to their vote next year.
Consistent with regular surveying since mid-2012, 33% of voters rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. Just as many (32%) consider it poor.
In terms of reforming health care, 54% still say reducing the cost of care is more important than making sure everyone has health insurance. But that’s down from a high of 62% in March 2017 shortly after President Trump took office. Thirty-nine percent (39%) rate a health insurance mandate as more important.
Here’s the deal. If the same Senate Republicans remain in control of the Senate, namely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his newest sidekick Sen. Mitt Romney, it won’t matter how good a healthcare program President Trump comes up with, they will not pass it. If that happens, then chances are, Democrats may just win control of the White House and Senate in 2020 and institute their free healthcare for all, a plan that will destroy America economically.