An Open Letter of Thanks to Bob Goodlatte, Scott Taylor, Barbara Comstock, Dave Brat, Scott Taylor, Tom Garrett, Bob Wittman, and President Donald J Trump
As most of us are aware, in 2010 Congress passed Obama Care. And since 2012 many of us have seen our health care insurance costs skyrocket. And more times than we want to imagine, we lost our health insurance plans which many of us (myself included) had for years were cancelled and we were forced to purchase insurance plans we did not want, which offered lesser coverage, higher co-pay, coverage for things we did not want or need, and massively increased costs. My employees lost their health care plans in both 2012 and again in 2015 and were forced to purchase plans which offered lesser coverage at a much higher premium with a higher co-pay. And we were told by the Democratic party that this was a good thing, and we should thank Barack Obama for this privilege. My insurance costs personally went up by over 100% from 2012-2016 and some of my employees saw even higher premium increases.
Then along came Donald J Trump and after winning in November 2016, he made Obama Care repeal and replace his 1st priority. Now while Obama Care was not repealed and replaced, the fact remains that the individual mandate was killed off in the tax reform bill. And other patient centric reforms were put into place through executive order. Dick Morris calls this Trump Care. People can now purchase insurance policies which are tailored to their own needs. And Donald Trump has come up with a policy (again through executive action) which will allow for us to keep our policies that we like for life, and the insurance companies must keep rates the same (adjusted for inflation of course) but they are getting more guaranteed customers.
The end result – in our company – for the 1st time since 2011 – our insurance rates have remained the same. Now this is only a start – insurance premiums need to go down significantly. But for the 1st time in years we are seeing the tide start to turn.
So to the members of the Virginia delegation listed above who supported and voted for the end of the individual mandate – I want to thank you personally on behalf of myself and each of my employees. To Ben Cline and Denver Riggleman – we know you will keep your promises to move the ball forward on patient centric health care reform. And a special thanks to Donald Trump who has forced Republicans to actually keep their promises and has been looking out for us and not for the donor class.
A special shout out to Michael Cannon of the Kato Institute – who broke the news on this.
John, I just got off the phone with Anthem in Virginia. You are full of S–t.
1) An individual cannot get on a regular insurance plan until open enrollment in November, without a special qualifying event, just as the last 7-8 years under Obamacare. We are still under what is now Trumpcare, and used to be Obamacare.
2) You can however get a short term individual policy. However, pre-existing goes back 5 years for any of those policies. I stopped listening when I heard that, as I knew these short term plans are designed for complete idiots.
Again, your articles nothing but bulls–t, written by a con-artist, used car salesman type. Get on a bus and go back to whichever country you came from. Hell, they probably threw you out and wouldn’t take you back.
I agree with you on the BS part. All a con job. Moreover you are absolutely right to state that what was ObamaCare is now TrumpCare. This is a terrific observation and so brilliantly put.
With my best regards …
Geeze Whiz! We still have socialized medicine and no free market … and we are supposed to grovel in thanks to our benighted reps, the ones who have given us the Police State and the endless Warfare Around the Globe State?
How we love our chains!
The free market is slowly but surely taking our health care coverage back. Alot more needs to be done yes. But this is s great start
John, I think you are dreaming. We have not had free markets in the Untied States for over 50 years now. Even before ObamaCare, the total socialization of an entire economy sector, health care was not free by any means whatsoever. Furthermore, this moving back of the goal posts a hair is the illusion of victory, not the substance or fact of victory. The pull back is merely a stratagem of emotional diffusion, nothing else. And a stratagem, it should be pointed out, is not a policy reversal. And if we believe otherwise, we are just being fooled, played once again by the fake media, by our alleged party elites. Repeal and Replace? Just one big con job.
Here’s the short of it: if the people are beggars of choice in a rigged Health Care Takeover totally controlled by Washington, THEN THE PEOPLE ARE NOT SOVEREIGN.
Thanks for writing!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step.
Sometimes you gotta clap for the monkey.
Yes, and a TRILLION dollar con job begins with the first penny conned!
Yeah, you’re right, but not overnight.
So what are you gonna do? Whine about it? Prep for the fall? Tilt at windmills? (IKR)
Only course is to claw our way back. Beach by beach, island by island, office by office.
Or sell out / advocate a strategy that suppresses opposition?
EXCEPTING … that it is a thousand mile march through the institutions. And that’s Antonio Gramsci’s, not ours. And they, our enemies, are laughing at us at the ease with which men are made into monkeys. And they clap harder and harder, and laugh wildly like beasts as the monkeys slide into the pit.
Then we shall fight in the shade.
The Great Rocinante strikes again!
And a point of clarification being in order: would that be Deadly Night Shade, the beverage of choice brewed and drunk in the last gasp of a once great civilization?
Plutarch in his “Sayings of the Spartans” also mentions this comment, but he attributes it to Leonidas I, Dienekes’ general in the battle. According to Plutarch, when one of the soldiers complained to Leonidas that “Because of the arrows of the barbarians it is impossible to see the sun,” Leonidas replied, “Won’t it be nice, then, if we shall have shade in which to fight them?” The “Laconic saying” of “then we will fight in the shade” was cited by Latin writers such as Cicero (in umbra igitur pugnabimus, Tusculan Disputations I.42) and Valerius Maximus (in umbra enim proeliabimur, III.7, ext. 8).
Thanks for this … the impression of the 300 has persisted throughout my life, ever since I was a lad. There were actually more that the 300, but still … very inspiring, truly noble and manly.
I recall that it was treachery that led to an attack from the rear that finished off the Spartans. And in our time, something similar, but from within, and very venomous. One hopes that the Satanic old order is now being permanently toppled, and a new saner era of goodness is being ushered in. One always hopes, even if it all is so imperfect.