To Kellyanne Conway: The Woman’s Issue is ObamaCare

 
Obese people – as well as smokers – will be routinely refused operations. Courtesy – The Telegraph
Obese people – as well as smokers – will be routinely refused operations. Courtesy – The Telegraph

Amid the daily flood of corruption that overflows the walls at House of Hillary, one of the greatest financial threats to the country and our families may be what’s grievously unreported: The dishonesty of America’s double-dealing healthcare system that has failed to fulfill its authors’ covenant with voters. Yet, curiously, there’s little-to-no messaging from the Right.

Last month, Donald Trump had the families of victims who were murdered by illegal immigrants share their heartbreaking stories of loss. For those who saw, it hit a raw nerve. Now it’s time for a baker’s dozen of mothers to represent and speak out for the millions of families who’ve been gobsmacked by the increase in premiums, raising of deductibles, and loss of trusted doctors that have typified the Affordable Care Act. The truth is that, without change this November, it’s only time before we hear of ObamaCare rations. Hyperbole, you say? That would never happen, you say? We have seen the future of ObamaCare and it’s England’s National Healthcare Service.

Via the Telegraph, “Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ‘most severe ever’ rationing in the NHS:”

Obese people – as well as smokers – will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Reports of rationing have emerged after NHS England admitted in May that its provider sector overspent by £2.45 billion in 2015-16, more than a threefold increase on the previous year. The figure, which was described as conservative by think-tanks, prompted some hospital chief executives to question the future viability of free universal healthcare.

“At this rate we may see brutal service reductions becoming the norm, rather than just being exceptions.”

In 1977, my late father sold his business, moved my mom, me, and my younger siblings from London to America with no job prospects and only a handful of acquaintances. Why would someone with so much to lose take such a risk? Two reasons besides the lousy weather: the unions’ weekly strikes made the business climate almost impossible to navigate and, each day, national healthcare steadily got worse. This was 39 years ago, before the Iron Lady temporarily righted the ship. Now the beleaguered NHS program, which has been duct taped and sewn together with Labour’s taxpayer financed largesse, is the equivalent of vulnerable Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: one more big hit and he’s forever done.

So now, Britain’s Left begins the blame game. Labour is already pinning the NHS failure on freshly elected Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May (whose new car smell has barely faded).

On this side of the pond ObamaCare is also failing as predicted. The architects of the ACA (who believe ObamaCare’s supporters are “stupid”) manipulated how insurance companies are taxed, allowing them to pass costs onto the insured while taking a partial page from the universal healthcare designs of Britain and Canada. (Canada’s healthcare system eats up an unsustainable 40% of all government spending.)

Expect Democrats to follow Labour’s lead and blame ObamaCare’s collapse on Republicans. Maybe then the mainstream media no longer ignore its failure (and ignore it they have):

The broadcast networks have refused to cover the repeated failures of ObamaCare in 2016. During the entire year, ABC World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News have yet to give the floundering program any coverage at all, while CBS Evening News only found time to cover two of the ObamaCare updates – and that only added up to 2 minutes and 18 seconds of coverage for the entire year. (Bolded by author)

To put that in perspective, these same three evening news shows managed to find 46 minutes and 49 seconds dedicated to Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte running afoul of Brazilian police.

As we head into the final stretch of the exploding commode that is Campaign 2016, now’s the time for Republicans to make ObamaCare a central issue by repeatedly educating already-dubious voters of the Democrats’ incestuous insurance lobby venality and the resulting graft committed by an ever more-centralized government.

Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel suggests to Republicans “Make Democrats own Obamacare” because “in the states that will determine control of the Senate, the health law is falling apart.”

ObamaCare is roaring back as a political liability to Democrats in a way not seen since that 2010 wave election. Right in time for this fall’s presidential contest, insurers are bailing out of the government system, leaving millions of voters with dwindling options and skyrocketing premiums. ObamaCare was always destined to crack up, but there is something notable that it comes precisely as so much control of Washington is up for grabs.

Note to the highly competent Kellyanne Conway: The current voter gender gap may be the difference this November. Statistics show that mothers, wives, and girlfriends control family pocketbooks and see firsthand the alarming cost increases. It causes debate between spouses of what can and cannot be afforded, impacting relationships, their families, and future.

The choice this election is simple: Will voters rely on the perpetrators of the current doomed system who have only doubled-down on their deceit by embracing a multitudinous array of proven lies, or will they choose the party who pledges to correct the failures of the current administration by creating an environment which can allow more competition, thereby lowering costs?

This is the real “women’s issue:” Who do you trust to rectify the greatest fraud of our time?

Let Mother’s control family health care decisions, not corrupt politicians.

Posted as “A Mother’s Right to Choose” on MichaelPRamirez.com & DaveSussman.com.

There are 25 comments.

  1. DocJay Inactive

    Who knows what Trump will do but I have zero doubt where Hillary is going ( not Hell but healthcare wise).

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    • September 6, 2016, at 3:32 PM PDT
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  2. El Colonel Contributor

    DocJay:Who knows what Trump will do but I have zero doubt where Hillary is going ( not Hell but healthcare wise).

    I say, both.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 3:42 PM PDT
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  3. RightAngles Member

    Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

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    • September 6, 2016, at 4:31 PM PDT
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  4. Judge Mental Member

    RightAngles:Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

    You’ll get a bit later than 50 since those are prime earning (and taxpaying) years. This was the graph from some of the ObamaCare architects.

    Image result for zeke emanuel health care spending graph

    It’s largely based on how much you will pay in taxes and how much the government has invested in you. Before school age you’ll get little. Once they start spending on educating you you’re worth more, because they want to be paid back. And so on.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 4:42 PM PDT
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  5. RightAngles Member

    Judge Mental:

    RightAngles:Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

    You’ll get a bit later than 50 since those are prime earning (and taxpaying) years. This was the graph from some of the ObamaCare architects.

    Image result for zeke emanuel health care spending graph

    It’s largely based on how much you will pay in taxes and how much the government has invested in you. Before school age you’ll get little. Once they start spending on educating you you’re worth more, because they want to be paid back. And so on.

    That is disgusting.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 4:59 PM PDT
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  6. Judge Mental Member

    RightAngles: That is disgusting.

    Particularly when you consider the government ‘investment’ and expected return at each age.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 5:08 PM PDT
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  7. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    RightAngles:Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

    Thanks RA. The system will collapse before we get to that point, unless the Dems take congress as well. Then they will double down as they have done with the national debt.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 6:00 PM PDT
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  8. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    Judge Mental:

    RightAngles:Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

    You’ll get a bit later than 50 since those are prime earning (and taxpaying) years. This was the graph from some of the ObamaCare architects.

    Image result for zeke emanuel health care spending graph

    It’s largely based on how much you will pay in taxes and how much the government has invested in you. Before school age you’ll get little. Once they start spending on educating you you’re worth more, because they want to be paid back. And so on.

    Any graph that was presented before the bill passed and amended is probably as realistic as a unicorn. They won’t follow any of the actuaries provided to CBO because they no longer apply. Of course that’s all the fault of Republicans and their budget neutral passage a few years ago.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 6:04 PM PDT
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  9. iDad Inactive

    Very good, Dave.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    In the states I expect our socialist system will work similar to how my county services work. If you are not a Democrat your road does not get plowed or maintained, your garbage may or may not get picked up, etc. I can see the government checking the voter roles and party contributions before deciding if you get an operation or have to continue to wait in line.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 6:33 PM PDT
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  11. RightAngles Member

    Dave Sussman:

    RightAngles:Thank you, David, and I hope Ms. Conway sees this. I’ve always known there would be rationing here, and I’ve never believed anyone over age 50 or so will get any kind of expensive care. Their doctors will be told “Make him comfortable.”

    Thanks RA. The system will collapse before we get to that point, unless the Dems take congress as well. Then they will double down as they have done with the national debt.

    It’s pretty shocking how many Democrats actually don’t believe the national debt is even a problem. I forget which one of them, a senator I believe, actually said that out loud. I mean has any of them ever had a math class??

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    • September 6, 2016, at 7:02 PM PDT
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  12. Ann Inactive
    Ann

    Good post Dave. I hope Kellyanne Conway does see this. You are spot on.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 7:51 PM PDT
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  13. MarciN Member

    Although I am sorry that single payer is now inevitable because both Trump and Clinton favor it, it need not be the death knell to health care that I once assumed it would be. I say a single-payer system is inevitable because the pressure for it is coming as much from private-sector businesses as it is from any other entity. Businesses would do anything to get out of providing private health insurance. I think Trump is simply being realistic.

    But all is not lost. In the next two to three years, there is time for communities to enact their own health care standards. They should get ahead of this and start working on this now. They can do this. And this is as it should be–cities and towns and states should have the final authority in the single-payer system. That authority needs to be established and enshrined in whatever single-payer system we agree to.

    The highest priority nationally should be to protect patients’ and doctors’ rights to contract for services with each other outside the single-payer system. Just like school choice but without waiting two hundred years to realize it is necessary, we must ensure that people can opt out of whatever single-payer system is developed. All members of Congress need to hear from their constituents on this–do not vote for any part of a single-payer system that does not include an opt-out clause for doctors and patients.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 8:34 PM PDT
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  14. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    MarciN:But all is not lost. In the next two to three years, there is time for communities to enact their own health care standards. They should get ahead of this and start working on this now. They can do this. And this is as it should be–cities and towns and states should have the final authority in the single-payer system. That authority needs to be established and enshrined in whatever single-payer system we agree to.

    Marci, I think that’s very optimistic. Ask @DocJay how many Dr’s will leave the system under single payer. 95% of patients will have long lines for mediocre service just like the V.A., and 5% will be able to afford very expensive concierge.

    Canada can’t make it work with 1/10th the population.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 8:44 PM PDT
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  15. MarciN Member

    Dave Sussman:

    MarciN:But all is not lost. In the next two to three years, there is time for communities to enact their own health care standards. They should get ahead of this and start working on this now. They can do this. And this is as it should be–cities and towns and states should have the final authority in the single-payer system. That authority needs to be established and enshrined in whatever single-payer system we agree to.

    Marci, I think that’s very optimistic. Ask @DocJay how many Dr’s will leave the system under single payer. 95% of patients will have long lines for mediocre service just like the V.A., and 5% will be able to afford very expensive concierge.

    Canada can’t make it work with 1/10th the population.

    We need to get organized. Once we agree that there are two things that have to happen, we can start bugging everyone involved to make those two things happen.

    I almost have the skills to do this. Sigh. I’m hoping I’ll inspire someone on Ricochet who has all of the skills instead of just some of them. :)

    We could form a committee to approach Ben Carson to take this on.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  16. RightAngles Member

    Dave Sussman:

    … Ask @DocJay how many Dr’s will leave the system under single payer. 95% of patients will have long lines for mediocre service just like the V.A., and 5% will be able to afford very expensive concierge.

    Canada can’t make it work with 1/10th the population.

    In the 90s when Hillary was trying to enact her version of health care, the plan was available in bookstores. I bought a copy. Under her plan, anyone caught trying to pay as a private patient went to prison. Any doctor caught accepting private patients went to prison. The word “prison” occurred 17 times by my count. Her favorite word is “mandatory.” People are nowhere NEAR as scared of this woman as they need to be.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:11 PM PDT
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  17. MarciN Member

    I worked on fixing an index–I was helping a friend who is an editor at the publisher–for a great book: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sheri Fink. (It’s really surprising how much one can learn from an reading a book starting with the index!) The one lesson I got out of this tragic view of what happened over the first five days of Hurricane Katrina was that all communities need to be prepared for the worst.

    We need to look at the challenge coming our way of converting to a single-payer system as something we need to prepare for, starting at the local community level and working our way up to the state and federal levels.

    We have to protect ourselves from this storm that is coming.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:17 PM PDT
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  18. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    RightAngles: Any doctor caught accepting private patients went to prison. The word “prison” occurred 17 times by my count. People are nowhere NEAR as scared of this woman as they need to be.

    Not sure whats scarier, the plan itself or that you actually read the darned thing. Even politicians don’t read those!

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:24 PM PDT
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  19. RightAngles Member

    Dave Sussman:

    RightAngles: Any doctor caught accepting private patients went to prison. The word “prison” occurred 17 times by my count. People are nowhere NEAR as scared of this woman as they need to be.

    Not sure whats scarier, the plan itself or that you actually read the darned thing. Even politicians don’t read those!

    Haha! And that’s the problem.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:26 PM PDT
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  20. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    MarciN:We need to look at the challenge coming our way of converting to a single-payer system as something we need to prepare for, starting at the local community level and working our way up to the state and federal levels.

    We have to protect ourselves from this storm that is coming.

    Yes, which if you were a small business you could probably do. You are talking about centralized government. The only thing they prepare for are cushy pensions.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:26 PM PDT
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  21. MarciN Member

    RightAngles:

    Dave Sussman:

    … Ask @DocJay how many Dr’s will leave the system under single payer. 95% of patients will have long lines for mediocre service just like the V.A., and 5% will be able to afford very expensive concierge.

    Canada can’t make it work with 1/10th the population.

    In the 90s when Hillary was trying to enact her version of health care, the plan was available in bookstores. I bought a copy. Under her plan, anyone caught trying to pay as a private patient went to prison. Any doctor caught accepting private patients went to prison. The word “prison” occurred 17 times by my count. Her favorite word is “mandatory.” People are nowhere NEAR as scared of this woman as they need to be.

    I know. She is a maniac supported by other maniacs.

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    • September 6, 2016, at 9:41 PM PDT
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  22. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I’ve lived in England a lot more recently, it seems. The system there is already two-tiered. No one goes to jail for seeing private patients. Many people–especially if at least middle class–have private insurance, too, though the NHS remains very popular with British voters, whatever its cost.

    Personally, I could talk at length about what I thought as a *patient* was good as well as bad about that system. (There are definitely two sides to the coin.) Of course the costs are exploding, and there is somewhat arbitrary rationing of some services.

    The VA system here is a better thing to attack than the NHS in Britain if you want to talk about failed public healthcare.

    However, none of it matters because the Republican Party nominated Donald Trump who wants single payer and has never addressed the problems of the debt per any entitlement reform as far as I know.

    I think you could convince college educated women to keep Republicans in Congress per their desire for medical reform though. At least, that’s where I’ll vote against Obamacare with the hope it collapses under its own weight, whoever is in the White House.

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    • September 7, 2016, at 5:40 AM PDT
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  23. Ralphie Member

    Lois Lane: I think you could convince college educated women to keep Republicans in Congress per their desire for medical reform though. At least, that’s where I’ll vote against Obamacare with the hope it collapses under its own weight, whoever is in the White House.

    I agree with you. I don’t think Obamacare can be saved. It is symbolic of the futility of trying to eliminate risk from life. We are being managed like animals in a zoo, too dumb to take care of ourselves, seek help and take care of our own problems. Donald Trump believes he alone can, blah, blah, blah. Same old stuff, different old person.

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    • September 7, 2016, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  24. DrRich Member

    RightAngles: Under her plan, anyone caught trying to pay as a private patient went to prison. Any doctor caught accepting private patients went to prison.

    This will truly become the battleground. Will individuals in the New America have the basic right to expend their own resources for their own well-being? That is, a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

    This is the right that the Progressives most desperately need to get rid of in order to achieve their utopian dream. And healthcare will become the battleground.

    Hillary and friends understand that gaining full control of ALL healthcare expenditures is absolutely necessary. They can give no ground on this point.

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    • September 8, 2016, at 7:16 AM PDT
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  25. Tedley Member

    Dave Sussman: Obese people – as well as smokers – will be routinely refused operations across the NHS

    Hopefully we won’t get to this point. Universal payer supporters don’t realize that, once you let the feds pay for all healthcare, they will have a rational reason to force everyone to remain healthy. At that point, complaints about the EPA will begin to pale in significance.

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    • September 11, 2016, at 11:04 AM PDT
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