Jack Lew Acknowledges Obamacare Is Health Fascism
February 13, 2012 7 Comments
New Obama Chief of Staff Jack Lew appeared on Fox News Sunday over the weekend. Lew declared that under Obamacare the President has the authority to order insurance companies to cover a service and cover that service for free. Lew went on to declare that forcing insurance companies to cover contraception wouldn’t actually cost the companies anything, pointing to alleged actuarial projections. Lew articulated for the first time that the Obama administration supports health fascism. He also articulated what many of us knew already, the Obama administration believes children are a financial burden.
How can there be freedom when the government can order health insurance companies to not only cover a certain product but cover that product for free? What Jack Lew defended yesterday is nothing short of health fascism. Fascism was a product of the left in the early 20th century. The difference between fascism and communism is that under fascism the government allowed the owners of businesses to keep their businesses. However those businesses had to do what the government told them to do, produce what they were told to produce in the quantity they were ordered at and by the employees the government told the business to employ. Essentially business owners became the government’s middle managers. Under communism, business owners were killed and the state took over both ownership and management.
When you look at what Lew said, how is the structure of Obamacare any different than the business structure in Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy or Spain? You can keep your insurance company, but you’re going to run it the way Obama tells you to and you’ll be offering the products he wants. For free even if he so declares! There’s no freedom for anyone under Obamacare. The government is going to tell companies what they have to offer and we consumers have no choice but to purchase that which the government has ordered. It’s health fascism. Is this what the American people thought Obamacare was going to be? It seems highly unlikely.
But Lew didn’t stop there. He alleges that health insurance companies will break even if they pay for contraception. This of course implies that children are a financial burden worth reducing. In other words, children don’t matter a whole lot to the Obama administration. They’re like old people, a financial burden. In short, the Obama administration has reduced the joy of parenthood down to a pure financial number, determining it just isn’t worth it. Never mind the non-financial and non-quantitative positives of having children. Children are just another wasteful cost.
If children are a wasteful financial burden, as Lew suggests, and if the President now has the power to order insurance companies to offer products whether they want to or not, one is left to wonder how much control does the President have over our health? How long will it be before the President, be it Obama or someone else, believes they have the power of life and death?
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger famously suggested parents be required to have a license before having children. Under Obamacare, is it possible this could happen? What a wonderful cost saving requirement this could be! And who would be able to stop it? All health power is vested in the President according to Obamacare. Sarah Palin was maligned for her death panels comment. In light of Lew’s recent statements, it’s hardly unreasonable to wonder what sort of end of life power is now vested in the President. If he can order insurance companies to offer products and services, can’t he also order them to stop offering services and products?
Obamacare was forced though Congress without the American people having a chance to see what it actually was. Nancy Pelosi so much as acknowledged this when it was being passed. Now we’re finding out just how much power the President has over our lives. Is this the America that the founders created? A nation where the President has the power to control our health and our health insurance? This whole contraception episode ought to make all Americans, including those who support contraception, wonder just how much power the President has over our health.