Interesting article on alternet about framing the discussion.
The writer claims that conservatives are misrepresenting Obamacare and making “redistribution,” a dirty word. But then I saw this paragraph:
The law, for example, banned rate discrimination against women, which insurance companies called “gender rating” to account for their higher health costs. But that raised the relative burden borne by men. The law also limited how much insurers can charge older Americans, who use more health care over all. But that raised the relative burden on younger people.
In other words, the insurance companies are not allowed to practice basic actuary science and charge premiums based on the likelihood of claims. They are short circuiting the whole process of insurance, and basically using for-profit insurance companies as administrators of socialized medicine.
Women have higher medical costs because of pregnancy and childbirth. But they also have the ability to get men to provide for them by being pretty and agreeable. Socialism takes away that necessity and lets women get fat and have disagreeable personalities, reducing traditional family formation. Socialism takes away the role of men as provider, as “hero” to his family.
Also, under socialism, there is less incentive to be healthy. Ruining one’s health means you get on social security disability and live a life of leisure. It’s an easy out. Too fat to move? SSDI and EBT. Too ugly to get a husband? Get a baby daddy and a weffare check.
No, the conservatives aren’t tricking anybody. Rush likes to joke about how Obamacare will be paying for transgender surgery, “Addadictomy” and “Chopadicktomy” operations will be booming in San Francisco on the taxpayer dime. But there’s a lot of truth to that. The more socialism you get, the more undeserving scumbags get benefits, increasing the moral hazard of society and the burden on those who are productive and playing by the rules.
Cultural Marxist Socialism seeks to reward the scum, and punish the proper. It makes for a less attractive, fatter, stupider society — like the movie Idiocracy, except much, much worse.