Obama stood in the Rose Garden April Fools’ Day claiming the success of Obamacare while at the same time saying that he just doesn’t get why people are opposed to healthcare for all. Perhaps he doesn’t get it because he doesn’t get the American people. Americans are opposed to Obamacare because it is overpriced and forced upon us. It is not a product to peddle to us by pleading, using humor or pestering us until we guilt into the purchase. Obama sold his great healthcare fix by outright lies, buffoonery and flippancy all at a great cost to the taxpayers.
Obama, our liar in chief, claims success with a number of 7.1 million enrollees. Per Obamacare the law, over 300+ million people should be paying the mandate/tax/fine of $95 or 1% of income for not purchasing the healthcare that the democrats chose for us. The fine jumps to $325 or 2% of income in 2015 and $695 or 2.5% of income in 2016. These may or may not have been delayed until after the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Per Obamacare at Obama’s whim, his union buddies, Congressional buddies and good friends are exempted from the mandate, maybe Obamacare insurance altogether. Word has spread that Obamacare insurance is not welcome nor accepted at many of the great hospitals and specialists – the same hospitals that Obama and his buddies will be welcome. If we really want the great hospitals and specialists, we can pay for them with cold, hard cash.
Prior to Obamacare, anyone could google health insurance plans and pick from a variety of companies and plans. Now the choice is high deductible, high cost Obamacare. I do not believe for a moment that Obama doesn’t get it. The only people who don’t get it are the low information voters who hear only what Obama wants them to hear. They will hear that republicans are opposed to healthcare for all, the rollout was a bit messy, and that they are free of job lock. They will hear that Obamacare has increased benefits such as free birth control and that costs are down. They will not hear that the healthcare insurance costs are budget breaking to working Americans, the rollout was an immense embarrassing debacle, and that insurance plans are no longer private but total government intrusion. Free from job lock means no job security.
We have to live with this law for the next three years. The democrats want us to move on, stop whining and accept this law of the land. That’s not going to happen. The whines are going to become roars during the 2014 and 2016 elections. Obama will have single-handedly destroyed the democrat party with this progressive liberal ideal of government-run healthcare. When Obama speaks to his union supporters, they hear the true story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAyan1fXCE