[su_dropcap style=”flat”]W[/su_dropcap]ELL THE Affordable Care Act is back in the news with all the rhetoric coming out of the political debates, and the recent jump in insurance costs for many that are on ACA insurance. So, it seems timely to take stock once again of what this ACA is and is not.
I’m not the first person to tie these facts together of course, but even so, they tell a story. The basics of the law are that:
• Every citizen must prove they are insured or pay a new tax called a fine;
• However, not everyone must prove they are a citizen;
• Anyone refusing to, or unable to, prove they are a citizen receives free insurance;
• That insurance is paid for by those that are citizens and have been forced to buy insurance.
Now the stupidity of that ranks as a close second to believing that criminals will submit to background checks to buy guns, and will obey all gun control laws.
Who thinks up these stupid things? Is it the people we elect or the bureaucrats they hire?