…that “free” and “affordable” health care is certainly not free and definitely not affordable.
From Forbes, the cheery news that college insurance plans will cost over 1000% (and that’s not a typo) more:
At the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, she writes, the 2011-2012 school-year premium was $440 per student. Next year’s plan will cost between $1,300 and $1,600.
Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. paid $245 per student per year for 2011-2012. Next year, they’ll have to pay $2,507 to meet the law’s requirements. The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. paid even less last year—$165 a year—but will have to pay between $1,500 and $2,000 next year: more than twelve times their current insurance costs.
What’s the Obama administration’s response to this carnage? Effectively it’s this: that people should pay more for insurance, because it’s for their own good. The costlier, more comprehensive plans offer more protection, and people should be forced to buy that extra protection, even if they think it exceeds their own needs.
Perfect example of the progressive nanny state: we know what’s best for you and you’ll agree with us. Costs and consequences be damned.
And, of course, like the impending environmental regulations Obama is going to ram down our throats the purpose of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was never to make health care better or more affordable. It was to make it outrageously expensive, requiring massive subsidies to people, and — when the shit hits the fan, cost wise — have politicians bitch and moan about how awful it is that insurance prices have skyrocketed. Then they can propose a government-based solution that will, as usual, give them more power and cost us our liberties and our money.
But the youth voted for Obama in droves. They must face the consequences of their actions. They were warned by many of us that this was going to be a disaster, so let that disaster happen and the chips fall where they may.