That’s right. Our license tags advertise us as “First In Flight.” But, thanks to ObamaCare, we are speeding our way toward being “First In Dependence.” Here are the ugly facts:
North Carolina’s political leaders may not like the Affordable Care Act, but a large and growing number of residents rely on it for health insurance.
Only Florida, California and Texas have more people getting subsidized coverage than North Carolina, according to a new government report on 2015 enrollment.
That report shows about 515,500 North Carolinians qualified for aid, an increase of about 190,000 over 2014.
Statist politicians operate a lot like common drug dealing thugs who live on the corners and down the alleys. Get the suckers hooked, so they become dependent on you and it becomes really, really, really hard to kick the habit.
The Republicans in Congress have walked right into a trap. They foresook a legislative offensive against ObamaCare — saying they would wait until their majorities were bigger and stronger. Now, they are telling us they will wait for the courts to strike it all down. Well, the Supreme Court case of King v. Burwell is upon us. The justices COULD strike down ObamaCare subsidies in this case. If — or when — that happens — we’re talking about more than a half million North Carolinians, currently wedded to ObamaCare and its subsidies, potentially losing their insurance. Their former policies have been trashed and cancelled. These people were thrown into a shotgun marriage with ObamaCare. And, now, thanks to the lack of courage by the alleged conservative party in DC, the GOP and Tea Party opponents of ObamaCare have been set up to take the hit for all of these people losing their health insurance coverage (if the court rules the right way).
THIS is why there is all of this talk about “replacing” ObamaCare. We’re likely to see some NEW big government albatross meant to “fix” health care rise from the ashes of all of this. You’d love to just shake some sense into these people in DC and tell them that it’s not about doing something new, it’s all about getting rid of a lot of the burdensome crap already on the books.
Don’t celebrate too much if the court does the right thing in the Burwell case. An expensive, nightmarish “replacement” for ObamaCare is just around the corner.