Congressional Extortion: An Example

By jacking up the prices of prescription drugs, Congress holds hostage people who require such drugs to treat their pre-existing conditions. Hence, they are extorted into supporting Obamacare so that the insurance company will pay the costs that they cannot afford or reasonably afford.

Obama himself has just made this clear. After Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Obamacare unconstitutional, Obama said the ruling is “…a scary thing to hear, particularly if you or someone you care about has a pre-existing condition.” He said the ruling “…puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk…” Obama is scaring people into supporting Obamacare. He wants them “…to keep voting, in big numbers, in every election, for people who’ll protect and improve our care.”

Here’s a specific example sent to me, and I am certain it can be multiplied by millions of people. This person requires a controlled substance, a separate racket all its own. Prior to being placed on the controlled substance list, the cost was $40 a month. After it became a controlled substance, he paid $860 a month. That’s prior to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Immediately after the ACA, the price became $10,000 a month. He then was no longer issued a receipt showing costs, but by dint of research and inquiry, he finds that the cost is now $15,000 a month, which is impossible for his condition and renders him a hostage to supporting the ACA. The one other alternative is to do some home chemistry for perhaps $40 a month again. That carries the risk of prison, however. The drugstores now monitor components in over-the-counter meds.

This gentleman, who has a skilled occupation, is forced to say “With the current nature of our system, pre-existing conditions must and should be covered.”

This support is generated by Congressional extortion. Extortion is nothing new for Congress. It uses this method routinely to extort the states into all sorts of programs including Obamacare.


4:59 pm on December 16, 2018