ObamaCare was passed as the “Affordable Care Act”. Now, as people are seeing their revised Health Care Plan for the first time under the new law, we are realizing just how misleading the title of that law really is…
According to a CNN Poll, only 35% of people now support ObamaCare, while 62% oppose the legislation. That is the lowest level of support the law has seen yet, and it coincides with everyone getting information about their new 2014 health care plans at work.
This massive drop in support has to do with two major issues:
1) People are realizing that the cost of their insurance is going up…not down
2) People are realizing that their insurance is changing, when the President said it would not
On the issue of the cost going up, the most glaring statistic is that 42% of people now say that they will be worse off under their new Plan, which is a stunning indictment of what was supposed to increase “Affordable Care”. In addition, despite the 35% of people who still support the legislation, only 16% admit that they will actually be better off with ObamaCare than they were previously. That means that we are paying over $2.6 TRILLION in government funds, along with paying higher premiums on our own policies, to help only 16% of the population…
On the issue of you being able to keep your own health plan if you like it, they now estimate that 15 million people have lost their current insurance, and over 100 million people will have their work insurance altered due to the new law. The CNN poll states that 35% of people say that they will have to change their doctor due to the implementation of ObamaCare.
The truth about ObamaCare is finally coming out, and the revolution against this overreaching legislation has just begun. My own policy premiums did not change, but I now have to lose weight in order to recoup the financial benefits that I used to gain by performing a certain number of activities (physicals, classes, exams, etc) each year. I believe that the 10th Amendment (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”) should protect people from Government-mandated weight loss, but that is just me and it stems from my silly strict constructionist views that we should protect and honor the Constitution that governs this great country…
Please help us replace the current Senate and drive ObamaCare from the history books in 2014!
- ACA? ObamaCare Not So Affordable (commentarymagazine.com)
- The Affordable Care Act First does Harm, Period (americanthinker.com)
- ObamaCare: We Did Not Know What was In It Until It Passed (healthtrain.blogspot.com)
- The Affordable Care Act perpetuates a myth of health insurance (seekerblog.com)
The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, will turn out to be one of the most controversial laws in the history of the United States. President Obama managed to win a second term based on all of the promises made surrounding ObamaCare, and those promises are rapidly being broken before the law is even fully-implemented.
Here are the five biggest lies that the President told in order to get this law passed, and in order to get reelected:
“If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”
15 million people have lost their insurance. But, that is not even the biggest part of this lie. It is estimated that over 100 million people will have their current policies altered by their employers due to ObamaCare changes, which means almost no one gets to keep the insurance that they liked just fine before.
“Let’s be clear, we’re not going to delay the Affordable Care Act”
This was a quote from hours before the government shutdown, for which the Republicans were widely blamed. A few weeks later, the ObamaCare rollout had gone so badly that Obama reversed course. It turns out that the Republicans were right, and it was Obama who could have avoided the Government Shutdown, not the other way around.
“Anyone making under $45,960 will qualify for an upfront tax subsidy.”
Anyone making under 4 times the poverty level was supposed to get an upfront tax subsidy. CNN reports that in the largest cities in nearly every state, many people will not qualify for the subsidy. For example, a person living in Chicago making $27,400 will not qualify for a subsidy. A person in Nashville making $25,500 will also not qualify for a subsidy. Some lies are small, this one is a pretty big one.
“I will not sign a plan that adds a dime to our deficits.”
Obama’s original promise was that the plan would cost $900M over ten years, and the savings would just barely cover those costs, so the plan was breakeven. Since then, the estimated cost of the plan has ballooned to $2.6 Trillion. Unfortunately, the revenue has not gone up, so there is no way that this law does not significantly add to the national debt.
“Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 per year will see any form of tax increase.”
The only reason that the Democrats avoided a filibuster was by using a process called reconciliation, which is specifically only used for budget bills. There are tons of taxes, and fees, built into ObamaCare. Examples include the medical device tax, the mandate tax, and harsher penalties on Health Savings Account withdrawals, among others.
- The Democrats’ ObamaCare Crackup (commentarymagazine.com)
- Judge Napolitano: Obama’s health care lies are much worse that Nixon’s or Clinton’s lies (conservativeread.com)
- Obama’s “Apology” – Substituting New Lies for Old (rinf.com)