Obamacare: Making Private Health Insurance Illegal

Investor’s Business Daily has taken a look at the healthcare bill currently slouching toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to be born. What they found was fascinating and really, really scary.

On page 16 of the report, there is a single paragraph that would effectively make private health insurance illegal.

The provision would indeed outlaw individual private coverage. Under the Orwellian header of “Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,” the “Limitation On New Enrollment” section of the bill clearly states:

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

As the folks at IBD point out, this means that if you have private healthcare insurance you can keep it, but you can never change it. It also means that if you decide to leave the corporate rat race and become an entrepreneur, you will not be able to buy private health insurance once Obamacare becomes law.

If this is not absolute proof that the hidden agenda behind Obamacare is to get as many Americans as possible dependent on government-run healthcare, I don’t know what is.

This plan must be stopped. Write to your elected representatives at http://www.house.gov and http://www.senate.gov. Call them. Flood the White House switchboard (Comments: 202-456-1111, Switchboard: 202-456-1414, FAX: 202-456-2461, or email), even though I don’t think the opinions of the American people mean anything to a megalomaniac like Barack Obama.

Make your voice heard.

UPDATE: On the form page to submit an email to the White House, you are asked to choose a subject from a drop down list. The four choices are as follows: “Message of support,” “I have a policy comment,” “I have a non-policy comment,” and “Other.” I assume that “Other” is meant for the reporters at Newsweek and NBC to send their love letters. It’s clear from the choices that Messages of Non-Support are not encouraged. Or how about letting people just pick a real subject like, say, “Healthcare?” I would think that doing so would make it easier to separate and analyze email by subject. But let’s get real…Obama doesn’t care what you think.

Michelle Malkin weighs in.

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