Socialist left says: “The Sky Is Falling!”

To hear all the catastrophic laments of the left as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th president of the United States, one would think Chicken Little’s prediction that “The sky is falling” was really about to happen.

Why are the Democrats, Socialists and those who follow them in such a tizzy? Besides the MANY issues that they have with Trump, one of the most valued promises I believe he made to the American people as he ran for president was that he would repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (fondly, or not so fondly, known as Obamacare).

During the past election cycle, Obamacare continued its death spiral, which seems to have  gone on steroids for the year 2017.

Here are a few of the conditions that are contributing to the unpopularity of Obamacare, except in the leftist circles that seem to prefer staying aboard the Titanic as it sinks.

  • Out of the 23 non-profit insurance co-ops that launched with the roll-out of Obamacare, only six remain standing. One of the most recent co-op failures is Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey with a whopping $46 million in debt, according to a September, 2016 article by Fox News.
  • Insurers are claiming big losses and even leaving some state exchanges. The companies that are still operating in the state and federal exchanges are raising their premiums for 2017.
  • The average expected premium hike is approximately 24 percent in the individual market, according to a Forbes article.

This is just a thumbnail sketch of the miseries brought on to the average middle class American by Obamacare. I follow many people and groups on Twitter that talk about how worthless Obamacare is to them with its high premiums and deductibles.

However, this is what I hear from the Democrats and those who follow them: they say that if Obamacare is repealed, MILLIONS of people will go without health care. This is just not true. Although I have some rather anti-establishment views regarding any “replacement” of Obamacare that I will outline in future posts, the Republicans have made it clear that they have NO plans to pull the rug out from anybody, and they are discussing how to deal with challenges such as how to make sure that insurance for medical needs is available to everybody, including those with pre-existing conditions.

I have so much to say about this issue because it has been near and dear to my heart ever since the ACA was voted in, so stay tuned for more posts on this subject.


49 thoughts on “Socialist left says: “The Sky Is Falling!””

    1. Thanks, Kristen. I am working on more posts. There is so much to talk about when it comes to health care. However, just to let you know – it’s just humble little me (Cathy Wentz) doing this blog.

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    1. No problem. I am using WordPress. Actually, to tell the truth, I’m not crazy about the way the header photo looks on my blog, so I am looking for something a little shorter. That’s not WordPress’ problem though. I just wanted to warn you though that I am probably going to change the header photo. I think I have had a relatively good experience with WordPress though considering that I am a total newbie at designing a website. If you’re looking for advice and instruction on setting up a blog, look up Matthew “Kaboomis” Loomis. He has been helping me a lot.

  2. Hi there! This article couldn’t be written any better!
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    1. I appreciate your kind words. I am very excited about writing more and more about health care as it is and how it could be. Stay tuned for new posts.

  3. Everything said made a bunch of sense. However, what about this?
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    1. Thank you for your suggestion. I did change the headline slightly just to clarify a bit while still making it a grabber. After all, wouldn’t someone really want to know why the Left is saying, “The Sky is Falling?” I was tying their attitude into the old “Chicken Little” story (even though I think people may be used to the Left saying that whenever they don’t get their way. However, the dash and then “Journeying to Affordable Health Care” is just pairing the post with the title of my blog website. I guess that just has to appear somewhere.”

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  5. Thank you for all your kind words. I am not sure how the website is looking on your particular device, but when you have the blog page up, there should be a way to subscribe to receive emails from me in the upper right hand corner of the blog page (right below the header photo). I just placed that email subscription service in my blog last Thursday (after much struggle in getting it up and running). So please check out the email subscription service on my blog page. Let me know if you still can’t find it.

    As far as running off the page on Mozilla Firefox, my Firefox does not seem to show that problem. It may be a problem with the device you are using. I will try to see what happens with Internet Explorer.

    And yes, I did customize the site myself. I am working on marketing this blog, but have not earned any money on it yet because I just started it a few weeks ago.

  6. Please keep your spam out of the comments on my blog that centers on health care in the United States. My blog has nothing to do with mortgages.

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  8. Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.


    1. Yes, I do plan to get back to the topic about how the socialist left is freaking out about the possible repeal of Obamacare. However, I just got started on a little series about how “non-profit” hospitals do nothing to decrease the cost of health care. But I promise I will get back to the first post topic because I am sure the Democrats will give me plenty of ammunition. They already are! Thank you for your kind words.

  9. Thank you for your kind words. Actually, I am heavily into simplicity when it comes to format, but I will tell you that it was not all that easy to start with because I am so non-techy. I’m learning though. I’m sure that if you have a subject you are passionate about, you could start a blog too. Just stick with it. If you’re interested in writing your own blog, I would recommend Matthew ‘Kaboomis’ Loomis at He provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up a WordPress website and personally answers questions if you get stuck.

  10. Thank you. Please keep reading at to learn about how you are being taken for a ride by non-profit hospitals and insurance companies.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am continuing to post on this blog. I have many more recent posts, and right now I have been doing a series of posts regarding how so-called “non-profit” hospitals do NOT decrease the cost of health care.

  12. Hopefully, you get this reply, but I will try the email shown on your ID as well. I am going to be working on a “special report” regarding how the American people are being taken by the way our health system operates (with a lot of public money that does nothing to lower costs). I am interested in guest authoring on other sites as well and have been looking into it. My personal email is if you would like to contact me there. Thanks.

  13. This has NOTHING to do with my topic. Please refrain from commenting unless you are going to comment on the topic of the post. Or are you from the socialist left and trying to bury my views?

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    1. That’s weird. I checked my email service for new subscribers and I don’t show any. Did you fill out the email subscription form at the top right of my blog page? Please let me know because I need to determine whether there is a problem. I will let you know if you need to sign up again. In the meantime, I will probably post something tomorrow (2/28), so look for it sometime tomorrow evening, just in case I don’t finish it until later in the day. Thank you for your interest! Cathy Wentz

  15. Please do NOT use my blog website as a platform for your spam. If you are not interested in addressing the topic, please do not enter ANYTHING as a comment on my blog.

    Thank you for observing this request.

    Cathy Wentz

  16. Yes, my blog does have a “Contact Me” page. If you go to the top, and look directly under the title, “Journeying to Affordable Health Care,” there is an option to click on “Contact Me.” That will take you directly to my contact page where you will be able to shoot me an email. Thank you for your interest.

  17. I have an email subscription form to the upper right of my top blog post. If you want to receive updates from me, please feel free to fill that out. Thank you.

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