Obamacare was sold as an effort to help uninsured people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions. We know it was nothing of the sort, but here’s a particularly striking example: When Republicans proposed to cut money from an Obamacare slush fund and use it to help people with pre-existing conditions, Democrats opposed the plan:
Democrats objected because the funding source, the “Prevention and Public Health Fund,” is all about patronage and greasing political wheels, and that is, for them, more important than helping sick Americans. Some of the $10 billion in the slush fund has already been used by Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund local groups lobbying for higher soda taxes and moratoriums on fast-food outlets; it’s also gone to for pet neutering, bike paths, and community-gardening projects. By design, there is no congressional oversight.
Obamacare isn’t about helping the uninsured. It’s about graft, and it’s about government control over our health decisions. Democrats’ refusal to cut their slush fund illustrates the point perfectly.