Since a frequent tipster informed me of an epic rant by Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Monday, I’ve been waiting for it to appear on YouTube.
It hasn’t, so I’m going to transcribe it and link readers to the Fox News video. Keep in mind that Cavuto said all of this before the Obama administration’s cynical, politically opportunistic, and arguably illegal (as if that matters any more) announcement that it would delay imposing the employer mandate for a year until January 1, 2015, while forcing everyone to have health insurance or pay a fine starting six months from now:
We are paying more for health insurance when they said we would be paying less.
We are signing up fewer for the health care law when they said we would be signing up more.
The uninsured who still don’t want it.
The low-wage workers who still can’t afford it.
The doctors who are sick of being doctors because of it.
The fit who are having fits because they still will end up paying more even if they are fit.
The full-time workers made part-time workers because their bosses couldn’t afford their coverage.
The part-time workers who became former workers because they couldn’t afford losing that coverage.
The specialists who say their specialty suddenly isn’t so special.
The surgeons bailing out of their profession because it’s just not worth the hassle.
Oh yeah, and everybody else, who just can’t seem to afford the hassle.
A Wall Street Journal study out today that details premiums doubling, even tripling, and soon — even for those practicing preventive behavior, prevented from getting any break for that behavior.
Who knew in this remake of healthcare (that) slugs would rule, and the fit would drool?
The government knew. That’s who knew.
The votes touting who not only knew it, but hid from all of us the very real costs of it.
Nancy Pelosi was no dummy. She HAD read the bill. She DID know what was inside that bill — just like Max Baucus did, just like Harry Reid did.
But the fix was already in, and those soaring premiums are already on.
But then again, these champions of healthcare chose their words very carefully at the time, didn’t they?
After all, President Obama himself always said that you could keep your own doctor. What he did not say, was that you would end up paying through the nose for the privilege.
And the great healtcare system we once enjoyed, the one we upended for the 90 percent of us who were happy to cover the 10 percent who apparently still are not happy — well, stick a syringe in it. It is gone.
But first, bend over. Because this is gonna hurt.
Well, the message from the administration’s employer mandate delay may be, could be, and should be, “Maybe the health system we had, the one which needs serious reform but in a free-market direction, isn’t gone — not if those opposed to it summon the courage to save it and fix it.”