Back when Barack Obama was pushing his illegal Obamacare plan and the puppydog Democrats jumped on the bandwagon without even knowing what they were voting for, Nancy Pelosi famously said they had to “pass the legislation to know what was in it.” If that isn’t legislative malfeasance, I don’t know what is.
But there is more.
The claim was that there were 40 million people without health insurance, and they had to get insurance so everyone would have coverage. And somehow, insuring 40 million additional people was supposed to generate a net savings of $2,500 for each household.
The logic was impossible to follow, but the Senate Democrats passed it anyway. Now five years into the program, only 10 to 12 million people are enrolled through Obamacare, many of whom had perfectly good health insurance that was cancelled when the legislation was passed. Half the exchanges are bankrupt, and some of the biggest insurance companies such as United Health Care are talking about getting out of the program.
Obamacare was a scam from the start, and it was based on lies and deception that should have generated an impeachment for Obama and a prison term for some of the architects of the plan. The middle class is once again bearing the brunt of the increased costs, because the plan all along was designed simply to buy the votes of the poor where were promised “free” health care.
The scheme was designed to give low income families and individuals a tax credit based on their income levels, in essence, “free” health care. The Administration also awarded tax credits to many who could not even provide documentation to show that they were eligible for the hand-outs. But wait, it gets worse. These tax credits were handed out to individuals who were never intended to be eligible for the program. All of which is destroying a medical system that was at one time the envy of the world.
Obamacare handouts to ineligible recipients costs huge dollars, page 2: