Collateral damage is defined by Wikipedia as "damage to things that are incidental to the intended target."
This week, several million Americans who had individual health insurance policies were notified that effective January 1, their policy would not be renewed as it did not meet the specifications outlined in the Obamacare mandate.
Next year, at about this same time, millions more will find that their employer will no longer be providing insurance coverage for them, as it will be cheaper to pay the fines than to provide the mandated coverage. To those currently losing their insurance and the millions more that will find their employer covered healthcare dropping a year from now, there is a term for your suffrage: "Collateral damage."
The left has been pushing for universal health care as a step toward the single payer system for decades. This golden goose could not be had if two things didn't happen: 1) The dems had to control both houses and the White house and 2) The majority of Americans who were happy with their health care plan had to be forced out of those plans and pushed onto the government exchange. This system can not work unless everyone is eventually mandated to participate in it. Two-for-two...as Obama put it "we won."
We witnessed the lengths the left would go to when it came time to tally the votes on Christmas eve 2009 for this legislation. Now, we witness - after the fact - the all out assault of lies have been told in the effort to "sell" this travesty to the public. If the truth had been offered by the president and this administration, back in 2009, there's no way on earth they would have had the votes to pass the Act. Can you imagine the calls to Democrat senators if their constituents were told that they can't keep their current plans, doctors and premiums? The 2010 loss of the house to Republicans would have been accompanied by a Democrat loss of the Senate as well.
We are all merely incidental beings when it comes to the left's target of a single payer system. We were sold a bill of goods to further an agenda; nothing more. As this national weapon of mass destruction continues to go off around us, more and more will find camaraderie as we are all now collateral damage from the bomb called Obamacare!