Here's the Nonsense: If Congress will just pass a bill to allow people to keep their insurance plan if they like it, then things will be fine.
Here's the Horse Sense: Politicians claiming to try to help Americans by allowing them to keep their insurance plans are misleading Americans. This is about reelection, not about helping Americans.
According to Newsmax, Bill Clinton said in a recent interview: "I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got." And Clinton's comment is not the first along these lines. Both Republicans and Democrats who are up for reelection in 2014 have started pushing the idea of a law that would allow people who like their insurance plan to be allowed to keep it. This is nonsense. Anyone who believes that they are doing this with the best interest of the public in mind better think twice. This is not about doing what's right. This is about reelection.
Many people are thinking that politicians who are pushing this idea are doing it for the good of the American people. No, not necessarily. Many, if not most of the politicians pushing this idea are doing it to look good to voters in next year's midterm elections. Bill Clinton, for example, is just setting the stage for his wife's potential run for the presidency in 2016. They have to place her far from any problems in the Obama presidency and right now Bill is the one to do it. He ran interference for Hillary in 2008 and he'll do it again now so that he's the one criticizing the president, not her. But when it all comes down to the campaign in 2016, if Hillary runs she'll be able to claim she stood against the mistakes people feel Obama made. She claimed credit for things Bill did in his presidency and she'll claim credit for any stand he takes now that will make her look good. And the American public will buy it because they see Bill and Hillary as one (remember how the two of them used to be referred to as Billary?).
But this isn't as much about Hillary's potential run in 2016 as it is about those politicians in both houses of congress that may be up for reelection next year. Regardless of which side of the aisle they are on, they know that right now Obamacare is a hot issue that has many Americans upset. While they have no plans to try to change or eliminate it, right now they want to distance themselves from it so they look like they're on the side of the voters. So, by offering a bill that would allow people to keep their plan if they like it, they can say that they stood with the voters... at least for now.
What people don't realize is that it doesn't matter if there's such a law. Their plans have already been cancelled and it is no small feat for an insurer to resurrect a discontinued plan. It isn't going to happen. People are stuck with the current situation, but passing such a law will allow politicians to say they tried to fight for the public, when in actuality they didn't. If they had fought for the public they would have been supporting and cheering Ted Cruz when he took his stand to defund Obamacare.
Don't be fooled by them. Just like we see every time there is an election and incumbents move to the right politically so that they appear to agree with their constiutents, this is just a game. Sure, there might be a few who support a bill like this that also stood consistently against Obamacare and tried to help defund it, but most who are supporting this kind of legislation arre only doing so because they are trying to save their positions of power and get reelected.
And for those of you who think that this whole mess of Obamacare spells doom for its future, you should be listening to Rush Limbaugh these days. Rush is right when he says that all this is doing is preparing the way for a faster move to a single-payer system and more control of our lives by the government. The administration is not worried about how this impacts Americans, they just see it as another crisis they can use to their advantage to get more power.
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The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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