Thursday, January 10, 2013

You Can't Drop Out of Medicare!

Remember how Obama, when he was trying to sell the public on Obamacare, said over and over and over again, that you could keep your private health insurance? He kept saying that if you were satisfied with your current health insurance, nothing would change for you. Well, he lied. On Monday this week, January 7, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand an appeals court ruling that held there is no way for people who get social security to drop out of Medicare.

The case was brought by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey along with other former federal employees and private individuals. They argued that private insurance covers more than Medicare. Two of the plaintiffs are wealthy individuals who have high deductible private insurance and prefer to pay for their own health care rather than enroll in Medicare. They no longer have the right to do so.

The case was funded by the Fund for Personal Liberty. Chalk up another victory for government control and another defeat for personal liberty.