The other day Mark Steyn was explaining a very interesting aspect of the new Obamacare.
Since the mandate is to compel insurance companies to insure everyone this means that within twelve to thirty six months health insurance companies will all have gone out of business. Insurance by definition is a business designed to play the odds of disaster. They constantly have to assess risks in the pool and charge commensurate premiums. The government now mandates that they should insure everyone and everything regardless of the risk to the insurance company. This mandate guarantees that insurance companies are being fazed out by the ruling class of this government.
Here comes a very interesting question. Since there will be no more insurance companies who will insure those members of Congress and the ruling class who are exempt from Obamacare?
Since we have been told over and over again that Obamacare is now modeled after the socialist models of Canada, England, France, Russia etc. , what do the ruling classes do when they need health care?
The answer is Queue jumping. That is what Steyn calls it. Queue jumping is a privilege that the ruling class reserves for itself that allows it to go ahead of the line of any ordinary citizen waiting for health care service. It is a known fact that people in socialized health care countries wait years to see a specialist or a doctor simply for an appointment.
” AS THEY TACK left and right state by state, the Democratic presidential contenders can’t agree on much. But one cause they all support — along with Republicans such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and California’s own Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger — is universal health coverage. And all of them are wrong.
What these politicians and many other Americans fail to understand is that there’s a big difference between universal coverage and actual access to medical care.
Simply saying that people have health insurance is meaningless. Many countries provide universal insurance but deny critical procedures to patients who need them. Britain’s Department of Health reported in 2006 that at any given time, nearly 900,000 Britons are waiting for admission to National Health Service hospitals, and shortages force the cancellation of more than 50,000 operations each year. In Sweden, the wait for heart surgery can be as long as 25 weeks, and the average wait for hip replacement surgery is more than a year. Many of these individuals suffer chronic pain, and judging by the numbers, some will probably die awaiting treatment. In a 2005 ruling of the Canadian Supreme Court, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin wrote that “access to a waiting list is not access to healthcare.” More…
An individual from the ruling class simply goes to the head of the line to get immediate health care. In addition, what happens if the care the ruling class wants is not available in their country? They have the option of going anywhere in the world to get whatever care they want and it is all part of their health care package. This is how the ruling class deals with its health care.
It is no surprise then that you will see a minister of Canada do a quick queue jump to the USA for the necessary heart surgery needed since it is not available in Canada.
“Canadian premier seeks heart surgery in US
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — The premier of Canada’s east coast province of Newfoundland and Labrador is undergoing heart surgery in the United States later this week because the treatment he is seeking was not available in his home province.
Newfoundland Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale said Tuesday Danny Williams decided to go to the U.S. for surgery after weeks of consultation with his doctors. She did not say where in the U.S. he would seek care.
Dunderdale says having the surgery done in the province was never an option. She says she couldn’t comment on whether the type of surgery Williams is having was available elsewhere in Canada.”
Alpo is a brand of every day dog food. What we are being proposed is Alpo brand health care wih poor quality and access. It is no wonder now that the doctors of the old days, those who want to have the freedom to give the best care imaginable are fighting back.
Some 5, 000 doctors who belong to an organization based in Tucson are suing the ruling calss also known as the Federal government.
“With the president’s ink barely dry on the health care overhaul’s final fixes, a group of nearly 5,000 American physicians is filing suit to stop the mammoth new law dead in its tracks.
“I think this bill that passed threatens not only to destroy our freedom in medicine but to bankrupt the country,” said Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
The Arizona-based medical coalition filed suit on March 26, arguing that congressional reforms illegally coerce individuals into buying insurance from private companies.
Starting in 2014, anyone who chooses not to buy health insurance faces a small federal penalty, but in 2016 the fine jumps to $695 a year per person or 2.5 percent of overall income, whichever is greater. That means that anyone earning more than $27,800 would be subject to increasing penalties, with a maximum fine of $2,085 per family.” More…
These doctors are not alone. They are joined by some twelve states that have filed similar suits and some two dozen additional states will file suit.
These states and these doctors do not agree and will not agree to the ruling class’ arrogance to throw a bone to the ordinary citizen by giving them Alpo brand health care while they reserve for themselves the best health care money can buy!