RON HART: Crash and burn, the mystery

Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 09:59 AM.

NEW YORK CITY — Details remain sketchy of the facts leading up to the crash. We really won’t know what happened until someone finds the black box. I am talking about the crashing of our health care system under ObamaCare. At least the Malaysian Air folks sent victim families a text.

It will be coming up on its fifth anniversary next year of ObamaCare. The traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood, so I remain hopeful we will take a wooden baseball bat to the law.

The “Affordable” Care Act was born of deception with statements like “We have to pass the bill so you can see what’s in it,” and “If you like your insurance and your doctor, you can keep them — period.” Contrived in malice and surviving only because the media look the other way, ObamaCare is an unwieldy morass of a solution to a problem that never existed. 

Unwinding the dictatorial debacle will be hard. Originally sold as saving families $2,000 a year, ObamaCare will double most families’ net health care costs. Prior to the passage of ObamaCare and taking into account what their employers contributed, the average family paid about $2,500 per year for coverage. Now the third-rate “Bronze Plan” the law offers is expected to cost $19,000. But don’t worry —unions and politicians in Washington have exempted themselves.

Moochers of all ilks sat in front of their computers trying to get what they thought was free health care. Democrats sat at their PCs for five hours at a time trying to take advantage of others, beating the previous record set by Congressman Anthony Weiner.

It is not the website debacle that is the issue with ObamaCare. It’s the failed ideology — the notion that a cumbersome and inefficient government can better handle for you what you have handled quite well to date for yourself and your family.

As Putin was invading the Crimea , Obama was peddling his snake oil to the gullible young. He did an awkward skit on a web show called Between the Ferns with comedian Zack Galifianakis. It is a time- honored tradition where stars come on TV talk shows to plug their comedy acts; sadly, in this case Obama’s was the “Affordable” Care Act.



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