04 November 2015

I Hate to Say We Told You So

but we told you so.
Several thousand Alaskans who buy insurance on the individual market under the Affordable Care Act will see their premiums increase in 2016 at one of the highest rates in the country. The state already has the highest premiums in the nation.

Now they'll find out how much "free" really costs.


Max said...

If it becomes unaffordable, the Government will have no choice but to make it free. When it's free, taxes will be raised to cover the free-ness of it.

Rev. Paul said...

Max, I don't think they're concerned with how uncomfortable it is; that's the goal. They've said they want to go to a single-payer gov't-run system, and put all insurance companies out of business.

threecollie said...

That is exactly what I have been thinking for a while. They have always wanted single payer and national misery is a great way to make it seem palatable. Meanwhile, I still don't have insurance..it is so stupid hard to go through the mess you have to to sign up.

Matt said...

Maybe this will finally persuade more to get out and vote instead of sitting home on their sofas with their noses up in the air, like they have the last two elections.

Many are suffering due to no fault of their own.

However many are getting their just rewards for their wrong thinking/voting or just plain sitting home on election day. Had all conservatives gotten out and voted the last two presidential elections, instead of whining about not getting their perfect candidate, we wouldn't be having this discussion. I have absolutely no sympathy for these people. They are finally realizing that elections have consequences.

As it stands, you're right. A single-payer system is the plan.

Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, I'm sorry about your situation. Personally, I'm on my third - or is it fourth? - insurance company since the gov't takeover.

Matt, agreed - and thanks.

Old NFO said...

We've had this conversation... It's ALL about going to single payer... Think VA writ even larger and more convoluted...

Rev. Paul said...

True, NFO, with all the disadvantages thereof ... on steroids.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I have no compunction.
We Told You So
We Told You So
We Told You So
We Told You So
We Told You So
We Told You So
We Told You So

Rev. Paul said...


Guffaw in AZ said...

I said from the start this had little to do with healthcare.
It has to do with 'leveling the playing field', i.e. redistribution of wealth.
In short (ahem) COMMUNISM!
And the President and the 'social democrats' in Congress are well aware of this.
The idea is to provide health care for a few of the disenfranchised, while soaking the rest of us to pay for it.
Poor-quality healthcare, at a high price for all!
And when the people rebel, force it on all of us. Because, as evil capitalist colonialists, it's all we deserve.
Equality - just like Angola.
So said the President in his book (I paraphrase).


Rev. Paul said...

C'mon, Guffaw: tell us how you really feel! Srsly, you're spot on - well said.