In Mother’s ArmsPosted: September 25, 2013
Obamacare. Safe. Reassuring. Sounds like mother cradling you in her arms. But Obamacare has nothing to do with medical treatment. It’s a law that forces you to buy insurance. If you’re an old-timer like me, you can remember a time before mandatory vehicle insurance. Back then, insurance for your car was affordable, so even teenagers could, and did, buy insurance. Now, it might just be that it doesn’t necessarily follow, but I can’t help noticing that auto insurance is not very affordable anymore, and the law certainly hasn’t stopped people from driving without the insurance they can’t afford.
Insurance is usually purchased to protect us from catastrophe, not inconvenience. But most people’s idea of health insurance is really pre-paid medical. Got a wart or have a heart attack? Just a $5 co-pay to have the doctor fix you up, no matter whether your ailment is major or minor.
Obamacare connotes the great lawgiver’s gift to “the people.” I’m pretty sure O didn’t write the damn law. Do you think he’s even read it? Do you think any of the legislators that passed it have bothered to read it? Do you know anyone who thinks Obamacare is a good idea? Do you know any legislators who think its a good idea?
If Obamacare had a different name, do you think it would be even less popular? How about Obamastortion? Obamarob-a? BarryMyFootUp?
Posted by Dave