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Govt Renders Public Helpless on Healthcare

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By    |   Saturday, 30 December 2017 11:25 AM

Eight years into her legal adulthood Marguerite Moniot was hoping someone would tell her what to do. A 26 year old who wouldn’t think of letting someone else forbid her to get a tattoo or specify what color her next car would be, Marguerite was paralyzed by the thought of buying her own health insurance.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) found this victim of delayed maturity and related her story in what is assumed to be an effort to generate sympathy for her plight. Big insurance companies like Kaiser were among the strongest Obamacare supporters because the individual mandate guaranteed a market for their product. The federal government required coverage and specified what had to be covered. All Kaiser had to do was write the policy –– and cash the checks.

For me, a 26 year old woman who can’t get it together enough to buy a policy only generates eye-rolling. What is it with this generation that the thought of buying their own health insurance stymies them?

Moniot was thrown into her postponed adulthood when she became too old for her parents to keep her on their health insurance policy. This delicate flower read health insurance reviews andher parents –– but it was just all too much.

Then she surrendered to the feds’ bureaucratic healthcare complex and all was well.

She met with a "certified health insurance navigator," which is essentially a free personal lobbyist paid for by the taxpayer. This medical Magellan found her a policy in spite of the fact the Trump administration has cut the budget for these pocket lobbyists and other such outreach by 40 percent.

Dominique Ridley was getting a little long in the tooth for dad’s policy too, so she decided it was time to get her own. She was sinking into the same morass Marguerite inhabited until Dominique’s mom introduced her to a friend that runs a marketing company paid by the feds to promote Obamacare. Her policy is great, too. Dominique personally only pays $4 per month after taxpayers give her a $6,000 annual subsidy.

Note the similarity in both stories. Neither woman was able to figure out something as essential as a health insurance policy until she was introduced to a government insider who knew the ropes.

This is what’s so dangerous about Obamacare. It makes the public infantile by making it wholly dependent on the government to determine which policy is best. Then, because this complication and attendant layers of bureaucracy is expensive, the government has to subsidize the policy so the young and healthy can buy one. As a result the young don’t know what they bought and in turn receive more than they paid for.

It would be hard to design a program with a more disastrous outcome. Although I’m sure if you asked the government to try, it would.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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This is what’s so dangerous about Obamacare. It makes the public infantile by making it wholly dependent on the government to determine which policy is best. It would be hard to design a program with a more disastrous outcome.
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