Friday, April 9, 2010

Massachusetts Health Care Insurers Go On Strike - Foreshadowing of ObamaCare?

 MSNBC Photo

Rush Limbaugh talked about this article on his radio show today.  I found it and thought we should all read it so that we can see what ObamaCare is going to do to America.  The Massachusetts health care program is a foreshadowing of ObamaCare.

The Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick, has imposed price controls on health care premiums charged by Massachusetts health care providers.  As a result, the health care providers went on strike.   Gov. Patrick is demanding insurers begin offering policies as of today, at the old rates, until the situation is settled next Monday.

Gov. Patrick claims that the health insurance companies are greedy.  What's funny is that Gov. Patrick's own Attorney General and insurance regulators have concluded that...

...the reason Massachusetts premiums are the highest in the nation is the underlying cost of health care, not the supposed industry abuses that Mr. Patrick and his political mentor President Obama like to cite.

Eventually, the health insurance companies in Massachusetts are going to go out of business.  This will result in government-run single-payer health insurance.  Exactly what Obama plans for all of us in America.

The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, may be running  for office in the fall against Charlie Baker, the former head of a health care company called Harvard Pilgrim.   Guess who signed on to be Governor Patrick's consultant in the 2010 election...David Plouffe.  You remember him, don't you?  He's the guy who ran Obama's presidential campaign.  Hmmm......

The short article is worth the read.


The Massachusetts Insurance Blackout

Insurers go on strike after Deval Patrick imposes price controls.

This week it became impossible in Massachusetts for small businesses and individuals to buy health-care coverage after Governor Deval Patrick imposed price controls on premiums. Read on, because under ObamaCare this kind of political showdown will soon be coming to an insurance market near you.


  1. What an amazing government we've discovered! On the one hand, we allow government, bit by bit, to regulate, control and tax an industry into an unsustainable situation (health care, banking, federal loans) and then we think the government will step in with more regulations, controls and taxes and fix the problem?

    What's wrong with this picture?

  2. Mass is a mess. Three of the four insurance companies are getting close to insolvency, hospitals are suing the state because they are not being paid. Half the people who were uninsured when this started are still uninsured. People are getting coverage, then getting very expensive procedures done. Once those claims are paid, they cancel the insurance, so then the companies have to raise the rates on the people who are doing the right thing.

    Why do you think Obama never brought up Romneycare? Mitt cannot be our nominee in 2 years.

  3. Euripedes:
    Very good question.
    I will not pretend I know why we have let this happen. Our Founders feared we would lose our Republic, and they were right. We can only hope that the majority of people in America have woken up and will fight before all is lost.

  4. JACG:
    I really think Romney will have a very difficult time getting beyond his health care program in MA. He should have admitted it was a mistake.

  5. Well, we've been saying all along that this sort of nonsense if Cloward-Piven for the insurance industry. When the industry collapses under the fail of ObamaCare, there will be a crisis. The solution to that manufactured crisis? Single payer-which has been the plan from the beginning.

  6. Matt:
    You are so right. I pray that the Republicans are serious about doing everything they can to repeal this monster. I don't even trust them...isn't that sad.


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