Even tone-deaf Democrats (is there any other kind?) may finally be tuning in to what most informed Americans have been shouting on the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, since 2010: DUMP IT!
Not everyone drank the Kool-Aid on this one.
As the full impact and expense of this government boondoggle begins creasing more and more gray matter, thinking people are realizing the Dems sold them a bill of goods.
Just one question: Where ya been?
Obamacare wasn’t passed to “help” the poor – or anyone else. It was never about fiscally responsible, patient-centered solutions. It was never about access to affordable, quality health care. It was about destroying the middle class, creating more government dependency and advancing government control from cradle-to-grave.
Even though The Daily World never ran it, the following letter to the editor by yours truly was submitted on July 9,2012 in response to several letters from Grays Harbor Democrats crowing about the alleged glories of Obamacare:
Congratulations to Richard Kivi, et.al. for trotting out White House talking points on the alleged toys and trinkets in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
MIA from the OR-chestrated list: 83% of doctors surveyed saying they may quit if Obamacare is fully implemented (Doctor Patient Medical Association Foundation, June 2012). Or the 78 health care bills Republicans introduced in the 111th Congress, most of which Pelosi and Company refused to consider, including:
H.R. 3400, the Empowering Patients First Act, which increases patients’ control over health care decisions by offering more choices and the highest quality available.
H.R. 4985, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2010, repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board enacted under the Democrat health care package. The IPAB gives unelected bureaucrats the authority to determine what benefits are covered and how much physicians are paid.
H.R. 4982, the Close the Congressional Health Care Loophole Act, ensuring that all Legislative Branch employees enroll in the new healthcare exchanges, thus treating all Legislative Branch employees the same.
H.R. 4999, the Reclaiming Individual Liberty Act, eliminating Section 5000A of the PPACA and repealing the individual health insurance mandate.
H.R. 5421, providing individuals with the same tax advantages that businesses have, allowing you to deduct 100% of all health care expenses from your taxes, including insurance. Also offers high risk insurance pools to those with pre-existing conditions and expands choice and competition by allowing individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines.
Almost none of these or any other fiscally responsible, patient-centered solutions offered by Republicans were considered in committee or on the House floor by the-then Democrat majority before it passed the PPACA.
Any time DemoLibs start pouring, screen for toxins first. And by the way, why is the federal government involved in health care in the first place?
Meanwhile: Hey Jimmy, Paddy, Mikey and Dicky: How’s that crow taste?
Three Crows by Junior Libby