Obamacare appears to have been a criminal enterprise from beginning to end. You read that correctly and I am not engaging in hyperbole or partisan mud slinging.
In order to mitigate popular opposition to government socializing the health insurance industry and to get reelected after Obamacare was imposed, President Barack Obama, his administration and the congressional Democrats lied to the American people about nearly every key element of their law. This big lie was not limited to Obama repeatedly making the false statement: “If you like your private health plan, you can keep your private health plan – period.” It also included such knowing misrepresentations like we could keep our physicians and save $2,500 a year in the process.
So what, you say? All politicians lie.
Not all politicians are taking over an entire industry and then sell the resulting government mandated product to us like the Sham Wow guy.
Consumer fraud is a federal crime. National Review writer and former Justice Department prosecutor Andrew McCarthy poses the question: “Well, how would the Justice Department be dealing with it if it had been uttered by, say, the president of an insurance company rather than the president of the United States?”
To be more illustrative, let’s say our schemer is the president of a health-insurance company, and that it was clearly foreseeable to him that his company’s clients would lose their current insurance plans if the company adopted his proposal of a complex new health-insurance framework. In fact, let’s assume that the schemer not only had analyses showing that clients would lose their plans but that he also had a history of openly favoring a “single-payer” insurance system — i.e., an unconcealed desire to move everyone from private to government-managed insurance arrangements.
Now, suppose the schemer nevertheless vowed to the company’s clients, to whom he bore fiduciary obligations, that they needn’t fear his proposed new insurance framework; under it, he promised time after time after time, if they liked their current plans, they would be able to keep those plans. And let’s say that, on the basis of that repeated vow, the clients supported the schemer’s reappointment as president and his proposed new framework. On these facts, the clients’ subsequent loss of their current insurance plans helps prove the schemer’s fraudulent intent. The schemer has committed not just a fraud but a carefully thought-out, fully successful fraud, replete with suffering victims…
Attorney General Eric Holder’s minions have recently sued Bank of America and UBS. The complaints filed in court by prosecutors allege that these financial institutions defrauded investors in the sale of mortgage-backed securities by failing to disclose important facts about the underlying mortgages. Indeed, prosecutors asserted that financial institutions’ statements about these securities were both lies and, even where arguably true, material omissions. That’s because the statements withheld from investors the fact that the institutions well knew, based on internal analyses, that many of the mortgages backing the securities would go into default.
Recall that President Obama knew three years ago, based on internal analyses, that because of his administration’s own regulation-writing, millions of Americans would lose the health plans he nonetheless continued to promise they could keep. The president hid the data . . . just as did those financial institutions that his trusty attorney general has sued.
Obamacare’s criminal activity does not end with the consumer fraud perpetrated by President Obama and his political party.
As I detailed in my book Never Allow A Crisis To Go To Waste, socialism is the government directing the economy to redistribute wealth and, during its first ten years of full operation, Obamacare is projected to redistribute nearly $3 trillion from those who pay taxes or pay for their own health insurance to those who buy government designed insurance on the government exchanges or become a Medicaid dependent.
This redistribution of wealth was supposed to be based on the income of the Obamacare applicant, with the subsidies to buy Obamacare insurance increasing as the income of the applicant fell. However, the Obama administration refused to verify applicant income and instead employed a honor system accepting whatever figure the applicant gave the government. Of course, this is an open invitation for Obamacare applicants to lie about their income to defraud the taxpayers and obtain more subsidies.
In case Obamacare applicants are too honest or too stupid to take the Obama administration up on this invitation, Obamacare helpfully provides you with “navigators” to instruct you on how to game the system. Obamacare provided the president with a $67 million slush fund to hire his former community agitation cronies as “navigators” to direct people to purchase Obamacare insurance or join Medicaid. Conservative guerrilla videographer James O’Keefe filmed these navigators instructing Obamacare applicants on how to defraud the taxpayers by lying about their income:
Welcome to the brave new world of our socialist government operating as a criminal enterprise.
UPDATE: Here is the second O’Keefe video of Obamacare “navigator” fraud:
UPDATE TWO: The GOP actually found the gumption to call out Obamacare as consumer fraud: