GOP Forgot The Individual Mandate & ObamaCare Are Designed By Heritage Institute
Lesson 5: Efficiency & Inefficiency In Business, Economics & The Economy
Listen to this carefully: The Affordable Care Act or "ObamaCare" was designed by everyone EXCEPT Obama. It involves PAYING so it can't be "socialism" by ANY definition of the word (socialism is when ALL production - or in this case HEALTHCARE - is provided by the State... THIS HEALTHCARE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY CORPORATIONS NOT THE STATE!). Medicare is kinda more along the lines of socialism but without all production being handled by the State... so even Medicare doesn't qualify as the "socialism" being promoted by Faux News (NOT social security as it's paid for by a payroll tax, i.e. you pay for your social security by working to live which can last forever if not for special interests). The healthcare program would be fine except for the over-price drugs and other inefficiencies that exist within the system. Switzerland also has a single-payer system and much less inefficiency so they have a much lower cost. If we reduce the inefficiencies - such as the excessive profits the pharmaceuticals make on over-priced drugs - then even the tiny subsidy the Federal Government is giving to individuals CAN be removed. In other words, THIS IS A PAID GOVERNMENT PROGRAM THAT DOESN'T QUALIFY AS CHARITY OR SOCIALISM IN ANY WAY BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION.
Obamacare architect heads to Big Pharma: Liz Fowler again exemplifies the blurred lines between the healthcare industry and Washington
Big Pharma Allies: Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross -- they're allies, not competitors, when it comes to stopping a public plan
Lobbyists: Their influence on Washington dates back to the days of Lincoln -- and it only seems to be growing