Monday, December 21, 2015

Truest statement of the week

It is becoming increasingly clear to millions that all of Obama’s claims—that the ACA would provide near-universal coverage, that “if you want to keep your plan, you can keep your plan” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”—were lies. The aim of Obamacare is to restructure an already class-based delivery of health care even more in line with the interests of the corporations, particularly the private insurance companies and giant pharmaceuticals, while cutting costs for employers and the government.
At the same time, Obamacare prepares the way for the privatization of Social Security and Medicare and their transformation into voucher programs, and provides the impetus for an assault on employer-provided health insurance, the means by which about half of all Americans currently receive coverage.

-- Kate Randall, "Obamacare enrollment deadline: Fines mount for failure to buy costly, barebones insurance" (WSWS).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Poll1 { display:none; }