The Hidden Power Grab
So, the Obama administration has given Rhode Island another $58 million to work on its government-run healthcare exchange, along with compliments for being so resourceful as to skip the legislative process in its implementation. At this point, the federal government shuffling around money that it doesn’t have is hardly news, nor is the Obama administration’s affection for imposing policies on the electorate. The real news, in my view, comes in the third-to-last paragraph of the Providence Journal story:
Additionally, it [the exchange] will decide how many plans will be included, and how they will be designed
Presumably, reporter Felice Freyer doesn’t mean that the exchange will be an entity with artificial intelligence, so the decisions will actually be made by the really smart people (like Lincoln Chafee and Elizabeth Roberts) whom we elect to office, and their appointees. As I’ve noted before, the exchanges are just a sly way to impose government-run healthcare without elected officials’ ever having to tell the American people explicitly that they’re doing so. Create an exchange that enables regulation to the point of minute control, and then draw people toward its offerings.
One can hope that the world of the future will be such that the history books make note of the shadowy organization that used foreign money borrowed on future generations’ backs to build a trap designed to give it minute control over the life decisions of a supposedly free people.