What do I mean? Simply they spin what they are spinning and have been spinning about how ‘affordable’ it will make health insurance and health care as well as the fallaciousness of how many that are currently uninsured will now be insured gives the image that it is true but it is a blatant fabrication not supported by facts.
Obamacare is supposedly going to extend coverage to 25+ million people who are ‘uninsured’ over the next DECADE. Understand that this is not expected or intended to be an immediate eradication of the ‘uninsured’ problem as Obama wants you to believe. However the Congressional Budget Office has issued a finding that anticipates at least 31+ million will remain ‘uninsured’ under Obamacare. Please tell me how this law fixes the problem? It only exasperates it lowers the standard of care, increases the costs across the board, costs jobs, hours, wages, and hurts the American economy and the American worker. So how is it a good thing? It is something that Barack Obama wants to hang his political legacy on and hopes that historians or revisionist will look back on it and give him a glowing grade somewhat like his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for what they anticipated he might do and has not done.
The real truth is the ILLEGAL ALIENS, or as they are now called ‘undocumented workers’ , for we dare not call a spade a spade we have to be politically correct and show how sensitive we are, will be the lion’s share of the ‘uninsured.’ This is a group of people that we are now subsidizing through ‘welfare’, ‘free education’, and ‘free medical care’ now. WHY do we need to punish all American citizens with a disastrous train wreck law to do what we are already doing and will continue doing SUPPORTING ILLEGALS?
How about those who ‘fall through the cracks’ of the Obamacare system? Those who earn below 100% of the poverty level, or around $11,500.00 per year make too little to get subsidized insurance because Obamacare assumes that they will get Medicaid. Yet, there are those who do not qualify for the subsidized insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid. Those people are not helped and it could be argued that they are harmed by Obamacare and will be part of the growing millions who do not have insurance, cannot get insurance, and do not have Medicaid. WHAT ABOUT THEM MR. OBAMA? Oh your law fixes everything for everyone, sorry I forgot.
Additionally, I am still incensed over the ‘exemptions’ that you have issued to businesses, unions, Congress, and others. If Obamacare is the best thing since ‘sliced bread’ then it should be good enough for ALL AMERICANS not just some of us who are outside your special favors groups. You, your family, Congress, their families, their staffs, all unions, and businesses, should have to have it as well or NO ONE SHOULD have to have it! You cannot have it both ways and even if your ‘low information’ crowd believes what you say, you are DISHONEST and millions of us know it and are resisting. We will continue to put pressure on our elected representatives to resist as well.
This law adds or amends at least 40 new provisions to the federal tax code and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a poll and found that 77% say they KNOW NOTHING or LITTLE about what Obamacare is really all about or does. You have shut down open air monuments, prevented WWII veterans and families from paying tribute to their comrades and family and yet you are spending $67 million or more in a campaign to EXPLAIN OBAMACARE to the public.
In your plan you claim that employees have the option to opt out of their employer’s plan if it does not cover at least 60% of their healthcare costs or costs more than 9.5% of their taxable income. One wee little problem in this it is what some have called the ‘family glitch’ because the test of affordability is for INDIVIDUALS not FAMILIES. Additionally, family members CANNOT GET subsidies in the exchanges if the worker’s plan is deemed AFFORDABLE. What about that sir?
In fact, the CBO projects that under Obamacare over the next decade, the number of uninsured will never fall below 30 million. Here are the year-by-year projections from the report:
2013 – 55,000,000
2014 – 44,000,000
2015 – 37,000,000
2016 – 31,000,000
2017 – 30,000,000
2018 – 30,000,000
2019 – 30,000,000
2020 – 30,000,000
2021 – 31,000,000
2022 – 31,000,000
2023 – 31,000,000
Thus we find that Obamacare is not the cure all that ends all our health insurance and health care problems and makes virtually no dent in the problem only exasperates it and complicates it further. The truth is that you are not interested in HEALTHCARE or HEALTH INSURANCE you are interested in CONTROL as the fine points and fine print of the ACA reveals when studied.
Therefore it is incumbent upon us to continue to resist and insist that our elected representatives resist your diabolical and disastrous ideology and policies. Americans want their America back!
May God bless you and may God bless America!