View larger file size here of the latest cover of the PONZI QUARTERLY (“PQ”).
Harry Reid “forbade” anyone to read the Healthcare Monstrosity before voting and ghastly Democrats voted for it (anyway). And that’s but the tip of the corrupt scheme Barack Obama, Reid and Democrats have wrought upon the American public, under guise of “providing healthcare”…
This has been written and said so many times before this morning that you’d think enough would *get it* by now that to be insured — especially in any “public” plan (of any kind) — does not THEREFORE MEAN that anyone will receive any medical care. People can have reasonable “healthcare” associations and affiliations in place — paying for them or being paid to have them, doesn’t matter — and not receive any medical care: if there are no providers available from whence one can obtain “health care,” then one does not ‘get’ any medical care, and/or, if the provider located and seen does grant someone an office visit, there is no actual “care” provided that any provider isn’t being paid or reimbursed for.
So selling hapless millions of these “uninsured” that we’re told are present in the U.S. today — 46% of which are illegal aliens per the U.S. Census Bureau (that’s 46% of the 46 million uninsured…oops, later corrected after being confronted as a lie, that’s 46% of the 30 million uninsured, which remains largely bamboozled as to use of that term and number as to that last group, the “uninsured” (*); “healthcare” “insurance” does not provide any guarantee of treatments for medical maladies, it just levies increased taxes, regulations and federal burgeoning of ‘offices’ and employees. And, the U.S. taxpayers are now to expect paying more taxes for the next ten years (and more after that, they are not at all likely to decrease) while the overall standards in health care are reduced in quality and availability — at which ten year’s time, if the Democrats’/Obama’s Ponzi Scheme passes Congress, the American population will not be receiving medical care so much as everyone will be overtaxed and even more angry than we are today at a bleeding, scheming Leftwing sucking away by a Leftwing Congress.
Take a look at any and all Democrat-majority-populated and led districts, locales (such as Detroit, Michigan) for what happens over ten years’ time when Democrats and Democratic Party associated seize a population/district and then reshape it into their ideals: increased poverty, flight of productive businesses and individuals out of the areas, ongoing loss of employment (and achievements overall), plummeted educational achievements, increased crime and imprisonment, infrastructure going toward ruin…
Harry Reid brags that this “health care” legislation is on the cusp of becoming law by claiming that those who haven’t supported it by wedging-in and walking-off with as much as they could grub are the ones to be denigrated, so it’s not about health care, it’s about the withdrawal of care for America by Reid on Obama’s awful behalf as also the dutifully awful Democrats in Congress have assisted. Reid, et al., are proud they’ve schemed and taken, that’s what this is all about. It’s the grifter method: appeal to emotional needs among a pool of potential victims, use them, and then take off with the goods, leaving emotionally needy victims more needy than before.
But, never before have *I* witnessed as an American citizen such glorifying in tyranny as the Barack Obama Administration and the commiserating Democratic Congress are engaged in today. They’ve pushed their exclusions through to now include demanding a vote on changing (and redistributing) one-sixth/one-seventh of the U.S. economy into their own coffers (among Leftwing redistribution schemes) by “forbidding” anyone actually read the legislation before voting on it. I think, “this can’t be America,” and then I hear it being touted and bragged that this is Obama’s “change”. As to whoever he thinks has been “waiting for (it)”, it can’t be Americans, he must be talking about the grifters in his head.
(*) Don’t bother with facts, figures and information from the organization fancifully called “factcheck.org” because they’re part of that Leftwing-Democrat-circle of dedicated propaganda (more about that to come).
The Congressional Budget Office also reports that as many as 15 percent of those 20-30 million chronically “uninsured” are eligible for government programs, so they’re effectively insured.
According to economists Mark Pauly of the University of Pennsylvania and Kate Bundorf of Stanford, as many as three-quarters of the uninsured could afford coverage but choose not to purchase it. Again, according to the Congressional Budget Office, 60 percent of the uninsured are under age 35, and 86 percent are in good-to-excellent health.
But the “uninsured” — by whatever perspective they are shaken up in a jar for use by the Leftwing Administration and by Reid’s Senate and Pelosi’s House — are not the actual incentive, they are the grift pitch.
Here’s an efficient recap of population-insured-uninsured statistics, but remember, these are not the concern of “health care reform,” but used in inflated, exaggerated numbers as the grift pitch:
In 2007, 17.6 million of the uninsured had annual incomes of more than $50,000 and 9.1 million earned more than $75,000.
Factually this is true as a whole. However once you look at the the data in the Census Bureau’s 2007 report on the uninsured and dig, you see a little bit of a different picture.
(From the Census Bureau, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007”.)
The 18-24 year old demographic represents 7,991,000 of the uninsured and the 25-34 year old group comprises the other 10,329,000 of the 17.9 million they are citing. (Page 30 of 84.) But the claim that the average yearly incomes of these two groups is $50,000, is not backed up by the Bureau report.
What the median income of these two groups represented as a whole averages $31,790/year for the 15-24 group and $51,016/year for the 25-34 group. (Page 15 of 84.)
Looking further you see the income to poverty ratio of these two demographics is surprisingly high. (The poverty to income ratio of is the representation of person[s] below, at, or slightly above the poverty line.)
The 18-24 sits at 6,306,000 below, at, or slightly above the poverty line. The 25-34 demographic is 6,704,000 below, at, or slightly above. (Page 24 of 84.) So, the total number of people within these two demographics who more than likely cannot afford health insurance is 13,010,000. Keeping in mind that the number of uninsured within these two demographics sits at approximately 18,320,000. By taking the difference of these numbers it leaves you with a deficit of 5,310,000 between those we know cannot afford health care and those who possibly can afford it.
It seems on this point there might be something to consider to the Spectator’s point. However, their numbers are obviously exaggerated.
The non-citizen uninsured claim is far easier to confirm. The Spectator states that,
Just a quick look inside the Census Bureau data shows that 9.7 million of the uninsured are not citizens of the United States. (Emphasis added.)
The Census Bureau actually confirms this number on page 30 of 84. According to their 2007 study, 9,737,000 are non-citizens of the United States. (Emphasis added.)
So what we are left with by this amateurish look at the Census data is the advocate claim of 46 million uninsured reduced by 15,047,000. Leaving us with 30,953,000 Americans who apparently cannot afford health care insurance.
The final claim AmSpec makes is that,
When all these factors are put together, the 2003 BlueCross BlueShield study determined that 8.2 million Americans are actually without coverage for the long haul, because they are too poor to purchase health care but earn too much to qualify for government assistance.
So their number is 8.2 million. I have to respectfully disagree.
On a side bar, you will notice an item of interest on page 30 of 84 the greatest percentage of the uninsured come form median income groups ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 and above. Out of the “46 million persons uninsured,” the combination of all of these median income groups is 32,118,000 people. This leaves 13,539,000 who make under $25,000/year, making up the rest of the uninsured.
By my highly untrained and dull mind, the number of Americans who cannot afford health care apparently sits somewhere between 13.5 million and 30.9 million. As a percentage of the population this is anywhere from about 4.5% to a little over 10% (– Continued).
Of the “uninsured” in the U.S.A., The Census Bureau actually confirms this number on page 30 of 84; according to their 2007 study, 9,737,000 are non-citizens of the United States. (Emphasis added.)
I read a report from Karl Rove a few months ago, in which he referred to U.S. Census Bureau statistics — cannot locate it as I write this but I’ll continue to search for the link to that report — that declared that “forty-six percent (46%) of the uninsured in the U.S. are illegal aliens and/or non-citizens…” (I paraphrase).