Joseph Goebbels and Obamacare
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the
political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”- Joseph Goebbels
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is doing his best to channel or at least take direction from Goebbels, during a press conference on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or what we’ve come to know as Obamacare.
According to Carney, “The Affordable Care Act reduces the deficit considerably,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. “I would simply point out to you that the Supreme Court has spoken, the American people have spoken, congressional leaders of both parties have spoken, and we’re going to continue with implementation.”
Given that there are currently 18 states who have indicated they are opting out of creating the State Health Insurance Exchange for their state, the money is going to have to come from somewhere. There are yet another 11 or 12 states that are leaning towards opting out as well that would make more than half of the country that the federal government is going to have to be responsible for in the creation of the exchanges.
Financial experts have estimated that state exchanges will cost anywhere from $10 million per year and higher depending on the state and their individual insurance regulations. The scenario might look like, half of the states opting out of the creation of their own exchange. Taking a plausible cost of $50 million for the creation of the exchange the feds are looking at a $1.25 billion cost in the first year alone. This also doesn’t include the missing $716 billion that President Obama is cutting from Medicare.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows nothing but increasing costs for PPACA as they are finding out more and more about the president’s plan. President Obama promised a $0.9 trillion cost for PPACA. The CBO is estimating, as they find out more about the plan and its details, anywhere from $1.4 trillion to $2.6 trillion in the cost of health care as this plan moves forward.
Of course we’re putting our faith in a government to deliver world class health care. That faith might be a bit suspect when you stop to also consider that this is the same government who is in charge of the daily delivery of our mail, and states who are in charge of our division of motor vehicles.