We’re all aware of Obama’s lie concerning being able to keep your insurance plan if you liked it. We’re also aware of the fact that he attempted to hoodwink the American people and lied to them again, once it became a reality that insurance companies were dropping original insurance plans. However, some insurance companies kept consumers’ healthcare plans, but as a result, they could see massive spikes in their premiums next year.
Politico Pro reports:
Major carriers there in part blame such increases on the administration’s response to the furor that erupted when millions of Americans received notice last fall that their health policies would be canceled because they fell short of Obamacare requirements.
Facing a barrage of criticism from Republicans and some Democrats, who accused him of breaking his promise that people could keep plans they liked, President Barack Obama relented. He told insurers they could continue offering those plans if states agreed. About two-thirds of the states took him up on the offer.
But the president’s decision is now having an impact on upcoming rates, insurers say. Many younger, healthier Americans — the category companies had counted on enrolling when they set their initial prices — stuck with their existing coverage. In states with the biggest numbers of these “transitional” policyholders, their absence from the Obamacare market is pushing premiums higher.
Apparently the average premium is going up by 7.5 percent across the nation. However, some customers may see their premiums rise by as much as 18 percent.
Is that really “affordable care” America?
While many Americans are looking for work and struggling to make ends meet, the Obama administration has done nothing but help to put a greater burden on them via their health insurance premiums. Furthermore, if they don’t purchase health insurance, the federal government is going to seek to tax them for not purchasing a product, and that is not only unconstitutional, but will cost billions and cost jobs. On top of that, since things didn’t go so well for the insurance companies in this socialist scheme, guess who will pick up the tab for the failed Obama policy? That’s right, the American taxpayer.
And what is the best conservatives have to offer? Apparently, it’s no longer to repeal Obamacare completely, but to replace it with something else. It’s the same tired mantra we heard from 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. However, it fails to realize the federal government has absolutely no authority morally or constitutionally to force the American people to purchase such things.
In fact, virtually every piece of welfare and overreach legislation of the federal government advanced by socialists has appealed to the “general welfare” clause, and the Affordable Care Act was no exception.
However, as Publius Huldah has pointed out, “Both Madison and Hamilton squarely addressed and expressly rejected the notion that the “general welfare” clause constitutes a general grant of legislative power to Congress.” She went on to explain, using these men’s words how the Constitution‘s “general welfare” clause should be understood.
In Federalist No. 41 (last 4 paras), Madison denounced as an “absurd” “misconstruction” the notion that,
…the power “to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States,” amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare….
In refuting this “misconstruction,” Madison pointed out that the first paragraph of Art. I, Sec. 8 employs “general terms” which are “immediately” followed by the “enumeration of particular powers” which “explain and qualify,” by a “recital of particulars,” the general terms. Madison also said:
…Nothing is more natural nor common than first to use a general phrase, and then to explain and qualify it by a recital of particulars. But the idea of an enumeration of particulars which neither explain nor qualify the general meaning, and can have no other effect than to confound and mislead, is an absurdity…
Madison was emphatic: He said it was “error” to focus on the “general expressions” and disregard “the specifications which ascertain and limit their import”; and to argue that the general expression provides “an unlimited power” to provide for “the common defense and general welfare,” is “an absurdity.”
In Federalist No. 83 (7th para), Hamilton said:
…The plan of the [constitutional] convention declares that the power of Congress…shall extend to certain enumerated cases. This specification of particulars evidently excludes all pretension to a general legislative authority, because an affirmative grant of special powers would be absurd, as well as useless, if a general authority was intended… [boldface added]
I do not hear the loud cries from American conservatives anymore regarding repealing Obamacare anymore. Why is that? Are you buying into the RINO governor’s argument that you just can’t defeat it? Or are you willing to fight to see this thing go down in flames, despite what faithless leaders say and do? It’s time to get our second wind and push for the full defunding and repeal of Obamacare before it puts us all in the poor house.