Biden policies will only make US health care system worse

Star Parker
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Star Parker

Founder & President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education
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President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats promoted the Inflation Reduction Act by noting the bill lowers the cost of health care for millions of Americans. The $437 billion legislation contains $64 billion earmarked for Affordable Care Act premium subsidies and allows Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. But Straight Arrow News contributor Star Parker says the White House’s approach shows a lack of awareness of the people they claim to be trying to help, especially Black communities. She says that Biden’s policies are only making U.S. health care worse.

Democrats are here in D.C. and out in their districts are celebrating the “Inflation Reduction Act” that they recently passed into law. And one of the ways they’re celebrating is with claims that it will help Black communities. In a recent fact sheet about the new law, released by the White House, they specifically point out that Black Americans are less likely than others to get a shingles vaccination. 

But thanks to the “Inflation Reduction Act,” they claim, more Black Americans will now be able to get the shingles vaccine. That’s not a lot of help because Black Americans are way less likely to get shingles in the first place. Even the CDC states that Black Americans are 50% less likely to get it while white Americans get it 50% more often. That’s why Blacks are not getting the vaccine.

This shows how little the White House knows about the communities they say they care about, that they say are helping. But this also points to a larger issue, not only with this law but with Obamacare, and the whole push by the left for socialized medicine. The distortions are there.

Our nation’s motto is “E pluribus unum,” which is a Latin phrase meaning, “Out of many – one.”

So yes, we are a diverse group of lives and people together, making up this one grand nation, but from different ethnicities. So it creates a health challenge for America in that different groups have different concerns, when it comes to their health. 

Black Americans don’t have to worry as much about skin cancer, but they do have to worry about getting kidney disease. So we need a health care system that opens up the marketplace so that health care will be affordable. Insurance would be affordable and can address the person’s unique needs and issues. Not a one-size-fits-all like Obamacare that now the White House is bragging that they have made sure that it’s codified in law, because they want to help black people not get shingles by getting a vaccine they don’t want.

Democrats are here in DC and out in their districts are celebrating the “Inflation Reduction Act” that they recently passed into law. 

{Soundbite: President Biden signing Inflation Reduction Act, followed by applause}

And one of the ways they’re celebrating is with claims that it will help Black communities. 

In a recent fact sheet about the new law, released by the White House, they specifically point out that Black Americans are less likely than others to get a shingles vaccination. 

But thanks to the “Inflation Reduction Act,” they claim, more Black Americans will now be able to get the shingles vaccine.

That’s not a lot of help because Black Americans are way less likely to get shingles in the first place. Even the CDC states that Black Americans are 50% less likely to get it while white Americans get it 50% more often. That’s why Blacks are not getting the vaccine.

This shows how little the White House knows about the communities they say they care about, that they say are helping. 

But this also points to a larger issue, not only with this law but with Obamacare, and the whole push by the left for socialized medicine. The distortions are there.

Our nation’s motto is “E pluribus unum,” which is a Latin phrase meaning, “Out of many – one.”

So yes, we are a diverse group of lives and people together, making up this one grand nation, but from different ethnicities. So it creates a health challenge for America in that different groups have different concerns, when it comes to their health. 

Black Americans don’t have to worry as much about skin cancer, but they do have to worry about getting kidney disease.

So we need a healthcare system that opens up the marketplace so that healthcare will be affordable. Insurance would be affordable and can address the person’s unique needs and issues. Not a one-size-fits-all like Obamacare that now the White House is bragging that they have made sure that it’s codified in law, because they want to help black people not get shingles by getting a vaccine they don’t want.

The reason that AllState can insure more people at less cost is because Geico showed up on the scene. The more competition, the better things end up.

Yet the White House continues to push for policies hurting low-income communities, while uncertain about the real issues impacting these communities. They’re not concerned at all.  They’re continuing to addict the nation’s most vulnerable to government, or spend a whole lot of effort convincing them to abort their children.

Socialized medicine makes as much sense as taxpayers creating a new government car company to make GM more efficient. It’s competition that’s needed.

More competition among health insurers is critical. It’s competition that drives down prices and creates new efficiencies. But the way to do this is by deregulating the highly-regulated market of healthcare.

Better, cheaper, more innovative health care won’t be delivered by government or politicians. It will be delivered by the American people if politicians will get out of the way. It will be delivered by the American people having more auctions on where they get their healthcare and their health insurance.

And one way for them to get out of the way is through the repeal, not the expansion, of Obamacare.


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