Monday, December 30, 2013

When you need it most

With the smoldering wreckage of "if you like your plan, you can keep it," still smoldering, the micro-targeting geniuses at Organizing for Action sent me an email today in which they have written a check they cannot cash.

The email, signed simply "Barack," urges continued fighting for ObamaCare:

"From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans."

Did you catch that? "You can't be dropped ... when you need it most." Premiums will more than double this week. How long will it be before we are covered up with stories of people who can't make their monthly premium payments? It's an opportunity both sides are waiting for and one for which we must be better prepared.

I have been saddened to see well-meaning people who claim to understand capitalism and freedom but who lack the will to fight for them. The other side understands well this is a long battle in midcourse. Early in the spring, desperate people victimized by this ObamaCare game and faced with unaffordable health insurance premiums will turn either to masters promising them free coverage or brothers offering a path to prosperity without a bureaucratic fix.

We must be those brothers. To do so, we must stay strong. So stay strong because when you need it most is right now.