The star of two sitcoms, one airing back in the late 1970’s is now pontificating about Obamacare. Not only is the Affordable Health Care Act a Ponzi scheme according to Suzanne Somers, but a socialist one to boot.
Oh Suzanne, selling pieces of metal to put between your legs (Thighmaster- Google it) does not grant you expertise in health or medicine or public policy.
Nevertheless, Somers opined,
“Medical care will be degraded, the costs will skyrocket, and most frightening of all, your most intimate and personal information is now up for grabs. And then there is another consideration: It’s the dark underbelly of the Affordable Care Act reminiscent of what Lenin and Churchill both said. Lenin: “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.” Churchill: “Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens.”
According to Business Insider, “Philip Bump and Jonathan Chait have both written takedowns noting, politely, that the piece does not provide the sort of airtight argument you might expect from the star of the first five seasons of “Three’s Company.”
This is not a single payer system and thus people will find coverage from private sector companies. It is called capitalism and such firms stand to pocket big bucks.
Obamacare does eliminate some of the major impediments that historically made insurance firms very profitable. There is no longer a ceiling on lifetime benefits and pre-existing conditions will not preclude coverage. This is still not socialism.
According to Somers who quotes both Lenin and Churchill, healthcare is the seminal step on the slippery slope to a socialist state.
These musings appeared in a column in the Wall Street Journal and not the National Enquirer.
In the past, Somers has also expressed her views against fluoride in the water and is an advocate for alternate care options for cancer treatment in lieu of traditional methods like chemotherapy.
If you can stand it, here’s a video of Somers talking about “alternative medicine” curing cancer to Thom Hartmann (of all people)