Hillary’s Plot Against America

Recent news and leaks make it clear that a plot is afoot. A smoking gun has been found. Republicans are committing political malpractice by not making it clear they are the last line of defense.

ObamaCare is imploding, as was widely predicted upon its passage by Republicans and a range of non-partisan experts. The ObamaCare meltdown is even worse than we thought. Bloomberg News recently:

A growing number of people in Obamacare are finding out their health insurance plans will disappear from the program next year, forcing them to find new coverage even as options shrink and prices rise.

At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have now, according to state officials contacted by Bloomberg. That’s largely caused by Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and some state or regional insurers quitting the law’s markets for individual coverage.

Sign-ups for Obamacare coverage begin next month. Fallout from the quitting insurers has emerged as the latest threat to the law, which is also a major focal point in the U.S. presidential election. While it’s not clear what all the consequences of the departing insurers will be, interviews with regulators and insurance customers suggest that plans will be fewer and more expensive, and may not include the same doctors and hospitals.

It may also mean that instead of growing in 2017, Obamacare could shrink. As of March 31, the law covered 11.1 million people; an Oct. 13 S&P Global Ratings report predicted that enrollment next year will range from an 8 percent decline to a 4 percent gain.

Far more people are being afflicted by premiums and deductibles that are soaring, regardless of whether they have coverage under Obamacare plans or private or employer based insurance.  Premiums are increasing by high double digits in many states (the national average premium increase will be 24.2% in 2017) and deductibles have grown so much that health care costs are devouring a record eight percent of the typical household budget in the wake of ObamaCare.

Barack Obama’s oft-quoted promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” has been living up to its dubious distinction granted in 2013 as the “lie of the year.”   Actually, it is the biggest lie in decades and he and his people knew it was a lie all along.  Remember that the bill’s architect admitted that they relied on the “stupidity of the American people” to help the bill pass and three Obama speechwriters laughed about it on a PBS show.  The lie may have been erased from the Obamacare website after it had served its purpose but many millions are enduring the reality of the disaster.

Republicans knew it was a lie; not one Republican in either the Senate or the House voted for the absurdly titled “Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act.” They tried to mitigate the damage from the deviously passed legislation by inserting into a 2014 spending bill a provision that prevents Obama and the Democrats from bailing out insurance companies. Barack Obama is again trying to circumvent the law by tapping the so-called Judgement Fund for billions of dollars to keep ObamaCare afloat. This would be illegal.  House Republicans have filed a brief in a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the bailout of insurance companies.

Clearly, Obama is trying to keep Obamacare on life support until …what? The facts and basic economics are on the side of Republicans; the program is a disaster. Even Democrats have begun to waken to the reality of the problems they face from ObamaCare. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, previously one of its most fervent supporters, declared Obamacare “no longer affordable.”  Even President Obama, as much as he lives in some fabulist world of his own imagination, cannot avoid reality and admitted there were problems in his legacy achievement.  Predictably, he blamed Republicans even though they opposed Obamacare at every opportunity.  Were they to blame because they did not want to be complicit in the man-made disaster he and his Democratic allies have imposed on America?

But there is a tell, and it reveals Hillary Clinton’s remedy for the ills of ObamaCare.  is worse than the disease.  Hillary’s frenemy Bill Clinton shockingly admitted that ObamaCare is the “craziest thing in the world” since Americans ” wind up with premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half and it’s the craziest thing in the world”. Clearly, Bill Clinton was sending a message -- wittingly or not -- that big changes were afoot and big government was coming to the rescue.

What is Hillary Clinton plotting should she become President?

Wikileaks revealed an email that is a smoking gun. Despite a massive media blackout, some of the emails see the light of day on social and conservative media.  HillaryClinton wrote an email to senior policy advisor Ann O’Leary that disclosed she was working, behind the scenes (naturally since she has a public persona -- or multiple ones, actually -- and a private one) to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Jeffrey Anderson writes at the Weekly Standard:

If further evidence were needed that this country faces two choices going forward on health care, a leaked Hillary Clinton email just provided it. The choices we face are (a) the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with a conservative alternative, or (b) a government monopoly. Obamacare cannot last, and even the Democratic nominee for president is apparently seeking, and pushing for, its demise.

A WikiLeaks release Tuesday shows Clinton writing the following in an email exchange, reportedly with senior policy adviser Ann O'Leary:

In the email, Clinton conveys her support for Republicans' ill-advised effort to repeal—or delay—Obamacare's "Cadillac tax." (Such efforts are ill-advised because Republicans should be pushing for full repeal, not catering to various interest groups in pushing for partial repeal.) But the striking thing is Clinton's motivation: She wants the Democrats "to be careful" to let the Republicans' legislation pass, because that legislation, she conveys, "begins the unraveling of the ACA" [Obamacare].

That doesn't sound like someone who's trying to make Obamacare better, which Clinton has campaigned as being committed to doing. Rather, while posing as an Obamacare supporter, she has been eager to see President Obama's signature legislation "unravel," so that it can to give way to a true government monopoly.

Hillary clearly wants her own legacy to supersede that of Barack Obama’s: HillaryCare.

Recall that as First Lady during her husband’s first presidency she tried and tried but failed disastrously to get her version of healthcare “reform” passed.  She seems very determined to leave her own mark, even if it meant conniving behind President Obama’s back to replace ObamaCare.

What form would Hillary Care take? Phil Gramm wrote a Wall Street column giving us a glimpse of the horrors to come in “Where Clinton will take Obamacare”:

In claiming earlier this year that the current U.S. health-care system “was HillaryCare before it was called ObamaCare,” Hillary Clinton was telling the truth—but not the whole truth  (snip)

HillaryCare was a comprehensive plan for the government to take over the health-care system, with program details and cost-control measures precisely defined. (snip)

As with HillaryCare, a single payer, national health-care system has always been the goal.

Hillary Clinton’s Health Security Act of 1993 would have broken the nation’s health-care system into regional Healthcare Purchasing Cooperatives, which would have collectively set treatment guidelines and implemented cost-control measures.  (snip)

The decisions of HillaryCare’s National Control Board, which would have determined every allowable benefit and treatment, would have been final—not reviewable by any agency or judge. (snip)

Except for the fact that it is occurring right before the elections, the four largest national health insurers dropping out of ObamaCare is not a problem. This is the plan. Eliminating the facade of private insurance is how ObamaCare “morphs” into HillaryCare and ultimately into a single-payer plan like Medicaid or Medicare. (snip)

For the ObamaCare of today to be transformed into the HillaryCare of 1993 and finally into a nationalized health-care system, a president is needed who has the willpower to impose the coercive details, nail down hard deadlines and unleash agencies to tighten controls and squeeze the life out of private insurers.

This is Hillary Clinton’s plot against America.

If you dislike ObamaCare, you will hate HillaryCare. What dAmericans have to look forward to: rationing,   loss of freedom, long lines and mediocre care (2/3 of doctors say ObamaCare hurts quality and cost of healthcare), nationalized health care.

True, a President Trump would prevent this plot from reaching its fruition. What should be the backup plan? Republicans were successful in putting into place provisions severely weakening ObamaCare to the extent that it is rapidly collapsing on its own pile of lies. They can prevent HillaryCare just as they did back in 1993 in is first rollout. But they need control of Congress, or, at the very least, the House. They might not be able to repeal and replace ObamaCare but they have put in place measures that are crippling its implementation, something they get far too little credit for doing. When Democrats elected Barack Obama and controlled Congress they burdened America with Obamacare. Does anyone think Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and President Hillary Clinton will stop there if that triad assumed power?

As Kimberly Strassel recently wrote in “Make Democrats Own Obamacare”:

ObamaCare is roaring back as a political liability to Democrats in a way not seen since that 2010 wave election. Right in time for this fall’s presidential contest, insurers are bailing out of the government system, leaving millions of voters with dwindling options and skyrocketing premiums. ObamaCare was always destined to crack up, but there is something notable that it comes precisely as so much control of Washington is up for grabs.

Especially since the health law is playing an outsize role in the states that will matter most for which party controls the Senate. At least three crucial elections feature Democrats who provided the final Senate votes to make ObamaCare the law of the land. Several other high-profile races are playing out in states where the health law has wreaked particular damage.

Republicans should pin the tail of ObamaCare on the Democratic Donkey. Not to do so is political malpractice-a chronic disease among Republicans.

Why aren’t Republicans running against ObamaCare and raising the specter of something worse and more horrifying to come: HillaryCare?

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