(NaturalNews) The implications and side effects of the disastrous government takeover of all healthcare, via the Obamacare legislation, are just now being felt, with new revelations becoming clear each month.
One of the most recent discoveries, as reported by The Associated Press, is that Obamacare is actually leading to more Americans applying for, and receiving, food stamps, so that will provide the dwindling number of taxpayers with a new double layer of dependency to finance.
As the AP reports:
President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.
Sowing only misery
Now, first and foremost, understand that the notion the economy “is improving” is just nonsensical. Consider:
— More Americans are now on food stamps as a percentage of the population than at any time in U.S. history, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all, 20 percent of U.S. households, or one in five, are on some level of taxpayer-supported food assistance.
— The poverty level in America under Obama broke a 50-year record in January 2014. “Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama,” wrote Dave Boyer for The Washington Times.
The poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s.
— The real unemployment rate, influential Wall Street analyst David John Marotta said in a memo to clients in January 2014, was not the 5-6 percent that the Obama Administration claims, but more like an astounding 37.2 percent, according to his calculations.
“The unemployment rate only describes people who are currently working or looking for work,” he and colleague Megan Russell reveal in their client report, which was leaked to the Washington Examiner.
“Unemployment in its truest definition, meaning the portion of people who do not have any job, is 37.2 percent. This number obviously includes some people who are not or never plan to seek employment. But it does describe how many people are not able to, do not want to or cannot find a way to work,” Marotta and Russell noted.
And now, we have the AP, which is likely just parroting the Obama Administration, telling readers that the economy’s on the mend — despite just reporting another increase in food stamp dependency.
Obamacare represents little more than overpriced insurance coverage — overpriced, because the law forces insurers to offer Americans a “basic package” of coverage that in most cases was far in excess of what they carried before the law took effect. With each new item, the prices of premiums go up.
All compliments of the “food stamp president”
What about Americans who are not having to pay for coverage — because their monthly rates are subsidized by other Americans? Many of them already have, or are now getting, food stamps as well, meaning they are double-dipping into a pot of taxpayer money that is being sustained by a smaller number of taxpayers.
AP describes the process:
New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in government benefit programs, including insurance coverage and food stamps.
In most affected states, the enrollment increases were not huge, ranging from 1 percent to 6 percent over two years, according to an Associated Press analysis. The sole exception was Nevada, where enrollment shot up 14 percent.
What else would the “food stamp president” do but make it easier — “streamline” the process — to game the system and become another consumer of benefits rather than a producer?
Written by J. D. Heyes
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