Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster and continues to spiral into the depths of idiocy for which we all know there is no floor. We also all know that the 906 page “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” aka Obamacare was passed in 2010 followed by a 55 page “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” Now what many of you don’t know that while those two statutes have a combined 961 pages, the regulations that make up Obamacare as of 2012, number 2,163,744 words, making it five times as long as the 425,116 words contained in the 961 pages of Obamacare. Sounds ridiculous right, and that is even before more mandates, rules, and regulations are passed as the President unilaterally tweaks the law. One founding father commented on laws such as this.
James Madison, the 4th President of the United States, wrote in Federalist No. 62 in 1788, “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?”
Yeah, ‘ol James knew what he was doing when he threw that BS flag. Now I am not saying there is no need for health insurance, health care, and the like, but there has to be a better way of getting it, providing it, and using it. I mean does anyone know every facet of the 2.6 million words given henceforth by the administration? Something has to be done about it. But some of you don’t agree with me. Some of you think we cannot get rid of the Obamacare because there is no alternative. Not so, there is an alternative.
Bobby Jindal, yes the Governor of Louisiana, who by the way was appointed in 1996 as the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, running the entire state hospital system, and in 1998 served as the Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare (Clinton created), has a plan, and you can’t say he has no experience on the matter. Bobby Jindal’s plan is pretty straight forward, in fact it is only 21 pages long, which you can read here: http://americanxt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Freedom-and-Empowerment-Plan.pdf
Jindal’s plan reinstates our pre-Obamacare healthcare system (where more than 80% of the people were insured) and further seeks to create the conditions of lower cost and more competition that will entice more people to voluntarily get a plan, which is how the economy works, or at least is supposed to. Read the plan, open your eyes. Government control has never worked and will not work with healthcare. We need real solutions and tweaking the monster that is Obamacare is not the answer.