my former colleague Colleen Medill, an ERISA expert, writes:
... I am deeply into studying the impact of Obamacare on employers, and I have been communicating with highly sophisticated ERISA lawyers who are advising employers, from Fortune 50 companies to small firms under 50 employees, on whether to keep or drop or modify their employer group health plans.
It has become very clear to everyone involved who is analytical and not ideological that the rational strategy, for both large and small firms, is to cease providing health care insurance to employees.
THIS WAS THE LEFT'S GOAL ALL ALONG.No company wants to admit that they are considering eliminating health insurance as an option, or be the first one to drop their health insurance plan, but once a competitor does so, the preference cascade will begin.
Most on the Left sincerely think Obamacare and nationalization of healthcare insurance and the healthcare delivery system - into a "single payer system" - will improve our healthcare results.
They believe this because they are either deluded dupes and drones or just totally misinformed.
The fact is that the USA get's better results than Europe when analyzed disease by disease. And our life-spans are higher when adjusted for racial differences.
(MORE HERE. AND HERE:
The NHS is in fact a health disaster - as are all the socialist healthcare schemes in the rest of Europe. IN FACT, the USA has a better longer average lifespans and much lower morbidity rates for ALL major diseases - especially when you equalize for racial/ethnic differences, (blacks have high shorter life spans than whites due to genetic diseases, and they lower the USA life span).
http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/commenting-on-obamacare-hearings.htmlAnd right now, 50,000 patients a year in Britain are taken off life-supporting treatment - or denied it - WITHOUT BEING INFORMED OF THE DECISION AND WITHOUT CONSENT!
THAT IS NOT EUTHANASIA.
EUTHANASIA IS WHEN THERE IS CONSENT.
THIS IS MURDER BY THE STATE ON BEHALF OF THE STATE.
THIS IS NOT JUST MURDER ....
IT IS GENOCIDE.
AND IT'S HOW OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES INTEND OBAMACARE TO SAVE THE GOVERNMENT MONEY.
WHEN THEY DENY CARE TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS - WITHOUT OUR CONSENT - THEY WILL SAVE THE MEDICAL EXPENSES AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS.
AND THEY'RE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR GUNS.
WHILE TRYING TO CORNER THE MARKET ON BULLETS.
WELCOME TO THE GULAG FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE LAND OF THE FREE.