Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
The consequence of Obamacare is hitting home to many people as taxes and the cost of insurance premiums increase.
Obamacare is not an abstract concept anymore.
People cannot keep their doctors as promised by President Obama. People cannot keep their insurance as promised by the president either.
Healthcare insurance premiums have increase for the middle class, who are being forced to use Obamacare’s Health Insurance Exchange. These health insurance exchanges have been inefficient. Many of the State Health Insurance Exchanges are failing.
Healthcare insurance premiums have increased by $2,500 a year and not decreased by $2,500 a year as promised by President Obama during the disinformation campaign to pass Obamacare.
If you make less than $50,000 a year it might be a good deal. The government through tax increases is paying the difference to the insurance companies.
Consumers are angry. In order to counteract and neutralize this anger away from President Obama and the Democrats running for congress and the Senate (especially the Senate) in November 2014 President Obama has put into operation the Saul Alinsky disinformation tactics.
The traditional mainstream media is falling for this tactic once again.
The intent of the tactic is to keep your enemy off balance. Whether by mockery, subterfuge, or any available strategy, the purpose behind the tactic is to keep the pressure on you opponent, constantly jabbing and goading them until they lose their clarity of thought, and react in a way that you can exploit to defeat them. “ Rules for Radicals”
Saul Alinsky has been very direct in his instructions. He also puts the burden of creative execution of these rules on the executor of the rules. The goal is to change the public’s believing the facts by discrediting the person or persons exposing the true facts.
“The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns (the truth) and change them.”
When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an “agitator” they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function- to agitate to the point of conflict.
The key to success is to be an outside agitator.
This has been one of President Obama’s major problems. He is the inside agitator. He is being discovered even though he has done everything is his power to look as if he does not have his fingerprints on any of the agitation.
The first step of the agitator is to disrupt the present system in order to replace it with a new system. The public must be made uncomfortable enough to demand change in the old system.
Isn’t this what President Obama has done in the financial system, the environmental system, and the healthcare system?
It is backfiring on him because of the uncertainty is has created. In turn it has affected economic growth and caused great pain for middle class consumers.
However, he is smart. He has exempted almost everyone from the mandate temporarily. The exemptions are going to create other problems.
By exempting everyone from the Obamacare mandate, he is not only ignoring the constitution, he is disrupting his new system (Obamacare) that the major stakeholders are trying to execute. The result has been havoc. However, the Obama administration believes it have shifted the blame for the havoc onto the healthcare insurance industry.
He methodology is very transparent. It has become unsuccessful.
The next step is a disinformation campaign.
The eba.benefitnews.com published an article entitled Americans Stick With Obamacare As Opposition Burns Bright. This headline is totally false. Americans are not sticking with Obamacare. Nevertheless administration press releases fed to the traditional media are published without appropriate fact checking.
President Barack Obama’s health-care law is becoming more entrenched, with 64% of Americans now supporting it outright or backing small changes. This is a lie.
A major talking point of the Democrats now is that “Obamacare is great but it just needs to be fixed.” If you tell a lie enough times it becomes the truth.
This is the Democrats' midterm election strategy, as revealed in a memo Politico got its hands on this week. The Democrats are going to admit that Obamacare has flaws. They will promise to repair the flaws. They will argue that Republicans will only make things worse.
However, it has not worked in the Florida special election where Ms. Alex Zisk (Dem) lost to David Jolly (Rep), an unknown, after outspending him by 500%. The people in the district did not buy the disinformation lie that Obamacare is great and Ms. Zisk will fix the errors.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. “There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,"
This is another lie in order to confuse the facts.
The Congressional Budget Office a couple weeks ago concluded that Obamacare would shrink the workforce by 2.5 million jobs because of its work disincentives.
President Obama admitted to the law's adverse effects on businesses when he twice put off the employer mandate.
Senator Harry Reid addressed the American people from the Senate floor and solemnly claimed that “there’s plenty of horror stories being told,” about ObamaCare. “All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”
The tactic is to tell lies to obfuscate the true.
That dog will not hunt anymore. The American people got it!
That’s an improvement since the last poll, in December, when Obama’s public standing on health care hit a low of 60% disapproval after the botched rollout of the insurance exchanges, according to the March 7-10 poll of 1,001 adults.
The Obama administration’s spin of the story is a complete lie. This week the number shot up to close to 60%.
“Things definitely seem to be getting better,” said Paul Attard, 50, a political independent in Evergreen, Colorado and a program manager for a cell-phone company who wants the law modified rather than repealed.
“It seems like they are getting a lot more people to join. It’s a sign that the system is working.”
This is another lie. I think in real numbers Obamacare will be lucky if 3.5 million have signed up and have paid their premiums by March 31.
All that has to be done to confuse the truth with misleading statistics in the press.
The discussion moves from statistics that might not be correct from the true. The real question i:.
Can Obamacare work? I have presented data along with many others that show that Obamacare cannot possibly work.
All the agitators have to throw at the public is confusing statistics and lies.
One such incorrect fact is that 4.2 million have enrolled. The public does not know if the 4.2 million include Medicaid or are just private insurance plans.
What about the 48 million people who were uninsured before the 2013 rollout? What about the additional 6.6 million consumers who lost their healthcare insurance? None of this is part of the discussion.
The public does not know how many have not paid their premiums. The administration says it does not know. Those people are technically uninsured.
Private institutions have claimed that 20-30% who have applied have not paid premiums. Only 25% of those who purchased insurance are under 30 and healthy. The administration needs at least 37% of the insured to be healthy for Obamacare to be financially viable.
The health insurance exchanges enrolled less people last month than it did in January. The number for success has changed from 7 million for Obamacare to be viable to an unspecified millions. The Obama administration refuses to publish the health demographics for consumers who have purchased insurance through the exchanges.
My guess is less than 3 million previously uninsured people became insured under Obamacare compared to the 48 million uninsured that were supposed to become insured. It is a pretty awful number.
President Obama is throwing a bunch of statics at us to confuse us. Here are some examples
1.Fifty-one percent of Americans favor retaining the Affordable Care Act with “small modifications,” while 13% would leave the law intact and 34% would repeal it in the Bloomberg poll.
2. Seventy-three percent of Bloomberg poll respondents who would repeal Obamacare say the law will be a “major” decider of their vote, compared with 45% of those who support modifications and 33 percent of those who back the law as is.
Isn’t this confusing? The confusion is generated on purpose. It should not be tolerated anymore.
November elections are just around the corner!
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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