You Make a Difference! Our mission and operations are funded entirely by Patriots like you! Please support the 2023 Year-End Campaign now.

December 4, 2013

Winners and Losers

When evaluating massive government programs it is imperative to “follow the money”.

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) set in motion perhaps the most massive Federal government program ever and who will really win and lose as it rolls out.

The real winners will be the health insurers. They will get new customers because of the Federal individual mandate with higher premiums paid because of Federally mandated coverages. On top of this boon to their business the insured will will receive Federal subsidies to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars to purchase insurance which will be passed along to the health Insurers. Now rather than compete in an environment where the customer selects the product according to need and cost, the product is chosen by the Federal government and is the same for everyone regardless of circumstances.

Without the advantage of competition the health insurance consumer is left with choices that can only benefit the insurer. The Democrats in Congress and President Obama disregarded a fundamental precept of business, that all business’s must make a profit to exist; or did they? From its inception the proponents of ObamaCare interspersed the terms health insurance with health care. While these terms are distinctly different in scope and application, it was necessary to integrate them to perpetuate the deception that is ObamaCare.

The promises of health insurance for everyone, more health benefits paid, and lower costs are not compatible with the necessity of profit for the health insurers and most health care providers unless the federal government either mandates less coverage, IE: the so-called “Death Panel”, or heavily funds the insurers with taxpayer monies or both. Government control of fully one sixth of the American economy will, regardless of the party in power, worsen the already creeping crony capitalism in Washington.

Whatever the end scenario in the roll out of this massive federal program, the average American will bear the burden through more taxation and inferior health care while the health insurance companies reap the benefit. There can be no other outcome.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.