The Real ObamaPhone

Continuing his ever-increasing insanity in defense of Obamacare, President Obama took the ridiculous leap of comparing the Affordable Care Act to the iPhone:

Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don’t remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn’t. That’s not how we do things in America. We don’t actively root for failure. We get to work, we make things happen, we make them better, we keep going.

As is to be expected anytime President Obama speaks, there is a fundamental flaw in his logic: Apple put together a great product that happened to have a few minor defects – which Apple was able to fix.  But the bugs in the new iOS are to the iPhone are what Obamacare is to the American health care industry.  Obamacare isn’t just a system unto itself that can be fixed with a simple software patch.  Obamacare IS the bug in the system, and it’s a doozie.  Sure, there were some problems in America’s health care system before Obamacare came along, but Obamacare causes so many issues for our health care system that it overshadows most of those other problems.

 

And even if you look at Obamacare as its own contained system that we might be able to fix, Obamacare itself is so fundamentally flawed that it truly would be easier to throw it out and start from scratch than it would be to try and fix all of the things that are wrong with it.  The individual mandate forces people to spend money that they don’t have on health insurance that they may or may not need…so the oPhone comes bundled with an app built into the OS that costs thousands of dollars every year, but only some of the people will actually use it.  The employer mandate has proven to be a tremendous drag on the economy…so the oPhone comes with another app built into the OS that causes people to lose their jobs or have their hours cut.  Then there is the app forcing insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions – an app that few people will use, but will make everyone’s oPhone subscription more expensive.  Then there’s the Contraceptive Mandate App, which automatically violates the First Amendment rights of religious people while making the plan even more expensive, and about 20,000 pages of other various apps, all of which raise costs and red tape even more.

And according to the Democrats, none of these elements can be separated from the bill – we must keep them all, which throws out President Obama’s theory about fixing Obamacare’s bugs.

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