Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seven Reasons to Vote for Mitt Romney

The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare this morning. Thank goodness for Mitt Romney. He learned his lesson in Massachusetts. What was he thinking back then? If elected president he promises to do what SCOTUS wouldn’t: get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

You want what?
Get behind him. Get out the vote. This is what his election will mean for you:

1.     If you get seriously ill, you may not have to add expensive health insurance premiums to your woes. Your insurance may well be cancelled.

2.     If you lose your health insurance and you’ve been sick in the past (and not too sick at that), you won’t have to worry about wading through the confusing morass of health plans. You won’t be able to get one.

3.     If one of your kids decides to move back home from the commune, you won’t have to argue with her about whether she should pay for health coverage on your plan until age 26. She won’t be able to get on it.

4.     If you have coverage, you can take comfort that your insurer will always be there for you as there will be no limit on the premium increases it can demand to boost its profits.

5.     If you get a chance to experience the joy of shopping for your own individual insurance plan, you will not be deprived of the character-building rigors of arduous study. Insurance exchanges that make it easy to compare prices for policies that are all required to offer certain basic features, like 100% coverage for annual physicals, won’t exist.

6.     When you get old (say it ain’t so) and are on a Medicare prescription drug plan, your donuts will still have holes.

7.     You won’t be deprived of one of your main cocktail party grouses: high health insurance premiums. Without all those young healthy people mucking about in the insurance pool, you can continue to pay the high price of exclusivity.

Before the Court’s ruling, polls showed that two-thirds of Americans wanted the Court to strike down Obamacare. There we go again (as Reagan might have put it). An activist Court has gotten out of step with the popular culture. Take heart, though, with all the good reasons I’ve set forth above, I’m optimistic that we can rise up and elect a Congress and president who can do what we want them to. That is what we want, isn’t it?


  1. Sorry brother dear, I can't resist. Your first assertion has never been true. The others, while a little cynically stated, might be right. But you'll see inaccessible replaced with unaffordable. Or at least coverage will be so watered down you'll see witch doctors make a comeback! I'll say this; I've always liked Chief Justice Roberts. I'll bet you do too.

  2. Very nicely (and amusingly!) put.

  3. Harriet ChessmanJune 28, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Beautifully sustained irony, McCord! with your usual great knowledgeability.

  4. It will be interesting to see how many of us think "The Affordable Healthcare Act" is truth in advertising.

  5. What is wrong with #1? Insurance companies, without the ACA, can cap lifetime benefits and drop patients who they think cost too much. The ACA eliminates that.

    And why will insurance premiums rise? With the influx of younger, healthier individuals, premiums should go down.

    I would like to see some facts, not assertions.