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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Let's be clear--"Obamacare" isn't what's causing companies to fire full-timers


There is a "meme" or thought--and exceptionally sick or lazy one, at that--going on right now that the Affordable Care Act--"Obamacare"--is what's causing companies and corporations to fire full-time people and hire, instead, say, two part-time employees.

What nonsense.

What utter, irresponsible nonsense to the point of being an ugly, scapegoat lie.

I saw this, today:

Ladies and gentlemen, our country has had the most expensive health care system in the world for a long time, for many years. It's even been decades now.

And the fact is, the facts are, that not only do we have the most expensive health care system in the world but it keeps getting more obscenely, insanely, irrationally, even immorally expensive because, simply, it can.

We don't stop and we aren't stopping the corporations from the heatlh insurance companies to the pharmaceuticals or any other organization involved in this nightmare we call a health care system from raising their rates, arbitrarily, to wherever they want to put the costs to us.

To now, suddenly blame the insane prices for health care in this nation on this legislation and, by default, on the current president and administration is beyond ludicrous.

It must be wonderful for the people of corporate America who are actually responsible for the outrageous and ugly cost of health care in America to have so many people buy off on the lie and distraction that suddenlty, somehow this president and this legislation is responsible for full-time employment not being available in America so more of us can't afford a living wage.

This is obscene.

It would be funny if it weren't so dangerous for so many Americans who need but don't have health care insurance in this nation.

Links:

Why Does U.S. Health Care Cost So Much? (Part I) - NYTimes.com

Thinking About It: People are More Important than Profits

Gene Lyons: The soaring costs of health care

This one, from 2009:  An obscene healthcare system

Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out

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