Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The ACA - Obama's Abomination

When the 111th Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka the "Affordable Care Act," (ACA), then Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), said "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..." Democrats said the ACA was not a tax, and then the US Supreme Court affirmed the law partly on the basis that it is indeed a tax, and President Obama claimed about 30 times if you like your plan, you can keep it. President Obama used jokes to make fun of the ACA's opposition and during the 2008 Presidential Election, Republican VP nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, was portrayed as a man who wanted to throw grandmas off a cliff - and the media drank their Kool-Aid and went along for the ride. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are getting run over by the Obama Care bus.

Now look at what is happening - there has been issue after issue with the HealthCare.gov website, people cannot signup because of server and other problems, the number of those who have signed up is dismal, (the latest numbers are 3% of the official projected numbers, but this is no surprise to Obama and his cronies),  there is no federal mandate for background checks on the people who work the ACA phone lines, so, in theory, you could be giving your SSN and other personal information to convicted felons, and, (pause for a breath), people are indeed losing their health insurance plans!

Love or hate the idea of Obozo Care, this plan was sold to the American people on lie after lie after lie: premiums are going up, deductibles are rising, plans are being lost, and the ACA will add to our already huge deficit. White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney twitches during his Q&A sessions with the press, (when they ask him tough questions that is), United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius squirmed her way through a Senate hearing on the HealthCare.gov website, and what has the President done? About the same thing he did right after finding out about the attack on our embassy in Libya - nothing, (unless of course, you consider backtracking, and coming up with creative ways to change the meaning of his previous statements concerning us being able to keep our plans and our doctors something).

Edie Littlefield Sunby, a stage-four cancer survivor recently wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, in which she blamed the ACA for her loss of health care coverage. She wanted to know what happened to the promises our President made concerning us being able to keep our plans and our doctors. Without the health plan and doctors Sunby had, she knows she would probably be dead right now. How did the Obama administration react? Dan Pfeiffer, a top advisor for the President sent out a Tweet blaming Sunby's insurance provider for her loss in coverage. Insurance companies are dropping people for great health care plans like it's hot not because they are greedy, but because they have to do something to deal with the influx of people they have to insure. And those deductibles and premiums? They're rising like a guy watching porn.

My heart goes out to those who did not drink the President's Kool-Aid or believe his tall tales concerning the ACA, and who and have lost their coverage or have seen their premiums and deductibles rise through the roof. They are the victims of all the lies that helped an egotistical man get his way to build a legacy. Those who drank from his cup, and in turn poured glasses for their friends and family, and are now feeling the pain, are reaping what they have sown, and I could care less about them. It's too bad millions of informed voters are now paying the price of millions of idiots.

In the end, apparently when President Obama said we would be able to keep our plans, and we would be able to keep our doctors, "Period," he really should have used a semicolon. Words mean things Mr. President, and I wonder how many people will die because you lied.

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