Obamacare and the train ride to hell
Obamacare is a train wreck waiting to happen. Obama has stated that his preference is for a single payer system but as he rightly points out in this video it will take time to get there. Like the Stuxnet virus quietly destroying Iranian centrifuges, Obamacare’s real purpose is to quietly and inexorably destroy what is left of private health care in America.
So, what kind of care can we expect when the government takes over the health care system? One way to find out would be to look at other government entities that we have to interact with. For example, have you experienced exceptional customer service at the Department of Motor Vehicles lately or the Post Office? Or perhaps we could look at Amtrak to see what kind of service we could expect from government run health care.
It just so happens Stephen Tschida a reporter for ABC has just had an interesting experience with Amtrak. Here are a few of his tweets:
En route phili. Train broke down. Terrrible, cold, no info. Better get what can from cafe. Looks like long night ahead.
Really someone here should tell us something. Train gettting colder and colder. Hearing now about a possible rescue train. OMH?
This really is the trip from HELL!
Train stalled again. Pitch black all around, cold air blowing on me. It’s like twilight zone. Or I’ve died and gone 2 hell.
OMG backing up all the way 2 baltimore. Asked what then, conuctor said “don’t know”. Asked about heat, he shrugged. Kinda close 2 crying.
Oh god, lights went out. Train totally dead. No one is telling us anything! Sitting in dark shivering. “Sartre”
Very wierd, everyone wispering. This is so bizarre. Because it’s dark they talk in hushed tones.
Afraid they’re going to back us off a bridge into cold black water. Maybe I’m paranoid, but afraid this isn’t going to end well.
Why will no one tell us anything? People are cold, hungry, and frightened. I hear yelling in other cars.
1 man grabbed intercom demanded answers. Another started screaming we have 2 get home. Now total silence.
Now quiet, people like zombies. Some lined up to get off. Others just blank expressions. Train still stalled.
Oh god all lights went out again. Train dead, it’s like a coffin in here. But less anger and yelling. Exhaustion setting in.
Train MOVING! Spanish lady looked at me with sad eyes said “I want to go to New York”. I said you are YOU ARE!
God I think I’m close to crying again. I NEVER cry. Just want out. This might be a life changer.
This whole night is like some wierd agonizing hallucination. Now they can’t open doors to let people off. What is going on?
Oh god, a half hour out of phili and it stopped again. Please please! Ah it’s moving, slowly but moving.
I just want to get warm and sleep. take off these frozen boots. Can’t wait to step off this train, safe.
Oh god, can see phili, but train stopped again. Really it just does not end!
Oh god, close close close! Almost off this god forsaken train!
Off the train! Ten hours of hell is over. Now warmth and sleep, goodnight.
4 hours off train still can’t get warm. Supposed 2 go back 2day. I don’t know if I can get on train again.
Could Obamacare turn out to be as bad as Amtrak? Who knows? It might be worse.