• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Remember the Obama and Hillary Fraud, THE ‘AFFORDABLE’ HEALTH CARE ACT? What’s our Next “Health Care” in MN?

The Radical Seed of Single-Payer

I want to change people’s minds. Let me start with this: The Affordable Care Act ended health insurance in America. The cost of this decision is now front-page news. The ACA’s ban on affordable catastrophic insurance and its ban on pre-existing condition (“pre-ex”) exclusions means we don’t have health insurance any more. The ACA mandates that health plans enroll people with pre-existing conditions. That’s not insurance against a risk. That’s third-party financing of a known condition.

The law also equalizes premiums for healthy enrollees and unhealthy enrollees. Both must be charged the same, regardless of health status. That’s not insurance either.

Skyrocketing costs are the result. People with pre-existing conditions—most of them previously insured through the 35 state high-risk pools disallowed by the ACA—entered the Obamacare exchanges in droves, driving up costs and premiums for everyone buying insurance on their own. This is because a policy sold off the exchange must be the same price as a policy sold on the exchange.

Bottom line: This means the cost of people with pre-existing conditions was shoved onto the small segment of Americans that buy their own coverage. The exchange essentially became the federal “high-risk pool” for people with pre-existing conditions—funded by the approximately 11 million Americans who buy their own insurance without subsidies on or off the exchange.

Meanwhile, nearly 83 percent of all exchange enrollees get subsidies funded by taxpayers, who must also pay the higher premiums. NOTE: Most people with employer coverage are sheltered from skyrocketing costs because they’re not in the exchange and don’t buy their own coverage.

Democrats tried to hide the cost of this plan. To prevent health plans from increasing premiums to cover “pre-ex enrollees,” the plans were promised risk-based subsidies for the first three years — the length of time expected for the young and healthy to enroll and their premiums to cover the increase. But the subsidies were insufficient and most Millennials wisely stayed out. Moreover, most businesses decided to keep their employees off the exchange.

So today, with two of the law’s risk-based subsidies disappearing on December 31, the cost of the law’s “pre-ex ban,” low enrollment, ban on catastrophic coverage, and rich benefit requirements is showing up as 25 to 145 percent premium increases for individuals, families and small businesses.

I once heard the liberal Van Jones discuss how a “minimum demand”—something small and seemingly insignificant—could be a “radical seed.” I consider the ban on pre-existing condition exclusions the radical seed of single-payer. Where health insurance ends, national health care begins. (Search “radical seed” in this 2010 Glenn Becktranscript)

Ask almost anyone on the Left and the Right and they’ll tell you they support banning health plans from refusing to cover people with pre-existing conditions. I want to change their minds.

We’re not stuck in single-payer yet. It’s time for solutions and legislation that revive true insurance (affordable, major-medical) and advance life-long, portable, personally-owned insurance that ends the risk of “pre-existing conditions” for future Americans and provides workers with job mobility unrelated to medical conditions. If Congress doesn’t take action, states should reassert 10th Amendment rights to re-establish catastrophic insurance, state risk pools, and more.

The Left desperately wants today’s calamity to end in single-payer.

Let’s make sure that never happens.

For freedom,

Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

One Response

  1. Our delinquent liberal media has done our nation a great disservice by not exposing the crimes against the American people by the Left. In fact, if it had revealed the truth about the history, not its self-serving fabricated version, of the Democrat party there never would have been men like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama elected to our highest office; and certainly we would not have had a monster such as Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Oval office. History will remember them not as heroes but as traitors. “Et tu, Brute?” —Julius Caesar—

    Now more than ever the nation must be reminded of the following:

    “Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to; convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.”
    —Thomas Jefferson—

    “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men.” —John Adams—

    “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” —Benjamin Franklin.

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