Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Teddy Bears Illustrate Obamacare

Good morning everyone. Today I have prepared a remedial lesson for us on Obamacare. 

I just realized that we haven’t discussed Big Guy’s legacy legislation since well before the reelection. And I recall that many of you have some reservations concerning its efficacy.

So now that it has been deemed the law of the land, I did a little additional research. As it turns out, Obamacare is not as bad as you’ve been led to believe. It’s actually worse, much worse.


All the way from the “free, preventative” annual exams,

If you are complaining of a new problem, then you have to reschedule, since Obamacare is very clear as to what is covered and what is not. Obamacare — intentionally — makes it as difficult to be seen and taken care of as possible.

to the end of life care we can expect in the future.

Not only will Obamacare “cut $247 billion of future funding for payments to hospitals over the next decade,” said McCaughey, in a follow-up interview, “In October 2012, the Obama administration will start awarding ‘bonus points’ to the hospitals that spend the least per senior…And it whacks the higher spending hospitals with demerits, not only for what they spend on a patient while the patient is in the hospital, but also what is spent on that patient for the three months after hospitalization. So hospitals also get hit with demerits for recommending physical therapy after the patient leaves the hospital, or even recommending a doctor’s visit; it’s all counted.These regulations are not going to wring out the fraud, waste, and abuse. No, they are going to force these hospitals to provide a lower standard of care.”

Goodness! Perhaps such drastic changes to such a crucial system is worthy of at least a brief tutorial.




Unfortunately, with a 2700 page bill that nobody - except Betsy McCaughey – has yet figured out what what all it contains, I wouldn’t know where to start. So instead I just went through my vault of “senseless videos that will one day appear to be prescient” and found one that I think does a pretty good job of illustrating how the country will respond to the implementation of Obamacare (see below).

I don’t think it needs much explanation, butt since it was not originally intended as a metaphor for Obamacare, I should point out that in your viewing you should imagine that the cars represent our existing healthcare system and the Teddy bears represent the citizens trying to enter the new, government sponsored system. The rest is fairly self-explanatory.

It’s creator originally called the video “Cycles” butt that was before I recast as a morality play. For my purposes I’m thinking it needs a new title: “Teenaged Mutant Teddy Bears Act Out When They Discover They Have To Buy Health Insurance They Don’t Want, Don’t Need and Were Told Would be Free” works, butt is a little wordy. I’m open to other suggestions.

One last viewing tip: note how the Teddy bears are fairly benign and docile at the beginning butt grow increasingly hostile and subversive as their ability to safely navigate the increasingly obstructed path becomes less and less probable.


“I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.”


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