EIR’s Jeff Steinberg discusses the implosion of Obamacare as millions of Americans are being handed rate hikes at the same time incomes across the U.S. fall. Steinberg also discusses the top-down push from leading pharmaceutical companies to get the average American managing pain, addicted to pain killers, leading to what the CDC calls an epidemic of opioid addiction & overdose.
Every one of President Obama’s signature programs, starting with Obamacare, have brought nothing but death, destruction and economic ruin to the American people. Today, Obamacare is totally collapsing, as millions of working families, living just above the poverty level, are facing premium hikes of 60-70 percent a year, as coverage shrinks. The so-called millions of Americans, who Obama boasts now, for the first time, have health insurance, are mostly people whose earnings have collapsed to the point that they qualify for Medicaid, the health care program for people living at the poverty level–or who are living slightly above the poverty level and qualify for subsidies. For everyone else, Obamacare is a ticket to reduced medical care, potential early death and impoverishment.
People are dying needlessly because of Obama’s so-called health care reforms, which were written by and for the insurance companies, who are now themselves fleeing from the Obamacare insurance pools because the program is collapsing and the reimbursements are shrinking.
President Obama’s drug enforcement policies, which he got from George Soros and ultimately, from the British Crown, are as murderous, if not worse. The United States has been experiencing an epidemic of opiod addiction and overdose deaths since Obama came into office. For the past two days, the Washington Post has been reporting on the fact that the Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice, effectively shut down all drug enforcement programs aimed at the major pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors that were cranking out highly addictive opiods and flooding them directly onto the black market, often through unregulated online pharmacies. According to the Post account, there were 249 million prescriptions for opiods written in 2015, and overdose deaths have been growing at a 15 percent per year rate.
And remember President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise that he “owned” the Afghanistan war? The US and NATO are still bogged down in Afghanistan, eight years later, the Taliban, ISIS and the Haqqani network are controlling more and more territory, and opium production is through the roof. According to a report issued on October 23 from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opium production this year is up by 43 percent, to over 4,800 tons. And eradication has been all-but shut down entirely.
Officially, the amount of opium captured or eradicated is down by 91 percent over the past year. No wonder, throughout the United States, opiod addicts who can no longer afford prescription OxyContin can buy heroin on the street for a quarter of the price.
Obama is playing a leading role in a new Opium War against the United States, which is ultimately being run out of London.
It is no wonder that Colombian President Santos, who just suffered a humiliating defeat when the Colombian people rejected his rotten amnesty deal with the narco-terrorist FARC guerrillas, is soon to travel to Buckingham Palace, to confer with the British Royals on how to salvage the FARC deal. For the past several years, in anticipation of the amnesty, coca production in the FARC-controlled region of southern Colombia has also skyrocketed.
You cannot possibly consider the consequences of having tolerated eight years of the Obama presidency without adding up this body count. For every innocent person killed abroad by Obama’s drone wars, overseen personally by President Obama through his regular Tuesday “kill sessions” at the White House, how many Americans have died as the direct consequence of the Obamacare fraud and the flooding of the country with illicit drugs?