PPACA – Little Protection and Not so Affordable

ImageIt must be tunnel-vision which produces the idea that it is more unjust to make women pay more for services only they will use, than to make men pay for insurance they will NEVER use. The results of fostering the belief that there can be insurance which cannot be cancelled, and covers every conceivable contingency, is insurance which will NOT be “affordable”. The people who provide insurance coverage are NOT altruistic or charitable, and do business to make a PROFIT. There is no partisan monopoly on common sense, and anyone with common sense will recognize the reality that no for-profit business will ever provide the idealistic “affordable” coverage advocated by the PPACA/Obamacare. Either the premium costs will NOT be affordable to any but the wealthy, deductibles will be prohibitive to any but the wealthy, the government will be required to spend billions to subsidize the health insurance companies or premium payers, or the government will become a “single-payer” which will determine what will be covered, when, and for whom. The poorest component of the American public will ultimately lose coverage or affordability.Image


The FOURTH Branch of Government

ImageCongress and the president have created agencies which invoke “administrative rules”, having the weight of law with ZERO accountability to voters. It has been a convenient method of granting the federal government new powers with “plausible deniability” for Congress and the president. Reference TSA, IRS, NSA, DEQ, DOL, FED, ad infinitum. Nobody is minding the store any more because there is a FOURTH branch of government which is accountable to NOBODY, and even the president doesn’t know what they’re doing or why (allegedly)!

Administrators of these agencies are appointed, not elected. They hire people who hire people based upon cronyism rather than competence or credentials. People with little more than high school educations make decisions regarding the disposition of parental custody, land use, environmental rules, taxes regulations, education, housing, permits, and virtually every element of our daily affairs, and who are they accountable to? Only their supervisors who hired them because they met the supervisors’ litmus test for gender, Imageage, “class”, “culture”, or any other criterion of their discretion. If you don’t like what they do, can you vote them out or recall them? No. Can you take them to court? Yes, if you have DEEPER pockets than the government which will use tax money to defend whatever they do. Most people are absolutely powerless to contest or protest anything they do.

State and Federal agencies make rules which have the weight of law, but NO accountability to voters. Recently the Oregon Department of Education’s 6 member Board of Governors made a “ruling” (administrative rule) that schools could not have mascots with names relevant to indigenous natives. This rule would’ve cost school districts millions of dollars but the Board of Governors have NO accountability to voters. If voters or school districts do not like their decisions there is NOTHING they can do about it. Imagehttp://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=183

Americans have no option but to meekly conform to the rulings of the FOURTH branch of government! How do you love being bullied by the UNCONSTITUTIONAL branch government your elected representatives created for you; not to serve the public by finding things they could do FOR you, but to be served by the public while they find new things they can do TO you!