“Being taxed out of existence has never been so much fun!”
Sept. 17, 2013
As implementation of the Obamacare nightmare grows near, a couple of clever Kentucky entrepreneurs plan to ride the wave of public confusion, skepticism and backlash all the way to the bank.
“Obamacare The Game is a satire of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The game highlights the law’s taxes and penalties,” the game’s creators explain on their Kickstarter page.
“This game demonstrates in a fun, educational way how the middle class may be affected over the next few years,” one of the game’s creator Jack LeFeber says, facetiously wondering what could possibly go wrong when $1.7 trillion is extracted from the private sector.
The game’s motto, “You’re either broke or you’re dead,” is a scarily accurate assessment of the incoming socialist healthcare law and is stamped on the center of the game board. A press release sub-headline also illustrates the utter burden an additional tax will place on all Americans, stating, “Everybody Has To Play. Nobody Ever Wins.”
LeFeber explains the game works a lot like the real Obamacare will. “Everyone must begin on the ‘Buy insurance’ corner where you must purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Every time a player lands or passes ‘Buy insurance’ you must renew the policy or pay the penalty.”
The game also functions as an educational tool, underscoring actual provisos from the convoluted healthcare mandate, which the creators say might cause “an aneurysm” for anyone who actually tries to read and understand it.
For instance, when players land on tiles marked “Obamacare,” they must draw penalty cards and pay those penalties. “The penalty cards highlight the actual taxes and penalties of Obamacare and reference specific sections of the law. Of course there are also funny exaggerated penalties.”
“Being taxed out of existence has never been so much fun!” Lefeber exclaims.
As the games will be made in America, the company contracted to build the game “will be taxed and troubled like any other small business in America,” Lefeber’s press release states.
“Obamacare The Game” should be ready in time Christmas if the duo’s Kickstarter campaign can generate the $12,500 they need. As of writing, backers have pledged over $1,700.
While the board game is a hilarious take on the healthcare law, the reality of the mandate is much less funny. The bill’s employer mandate – which forces companies to provide health insurance for employees who work more than 30 hours – is currently being contested by panicked lobbyists for franchise owners like McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.
Americans who work less than thirty hours will also likely struggle to meet the individual mandate, which requires all citizens purchase insurance.
This past weekend, we also learned that Obamacare will force doctors to ask patients invasive questions regarding their sex lives.
Below is the ObamaCare episode of the YouTube show Conrad the Constitution.
Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act as signed into Law by President Obama on March 23, 2010:
(H/T: CNS News)