While our liberal news media is now spewing out false and misleading propaganda about the glorious new Affordable Care Act, the media is still covering up the dirty details about the healthcare plan that most Americans will soon become shockingly aware of. The worst detail is in the enormous deductibles that will make this Socialized Medicine scheme unaffordable to most of the poor and middle-class. The ACA, known to all as ObamaCare, was ramrodded through Congress in 2009 by the Democratic Party when they enjoyed an absolute one-party majority. At least one elected official in Washington is telling the truth but his questions won't be headlined on the 6 o'clock news.
From: The Washington Times.
PAUL: Why must the American people suffer when even so many Democrats don’t want Obamacare?
Officials who implemented the law should not escape its painBy Sen. Rand Paul
Friday, September 27, 2013
Earlier this week, in an effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz, some of my Republican colleagues and I took to the Senate floor with the intent of making Washington listen. The American people have made it abundantly clear that they do not want Obamacare. In fact, a majority of elected officials, the same officials that voted to implement this health care mandate, do not want it, either.
Last summer, in a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the Supreme Court wrongly concluded that Obamacare’s individual mandate could stand. As a consequence of the court’s ruling, starting on Oct. 1, whether they want it or not, Americans will be compelled to purchase a government-mandated product — health insurance — or pay a tax.
What should infuriate you the most is the fact that the same elected officials who implemented this mandate have recently declared themselves exempt from it. That is to say, these officials are forcing you to partake in something that they themselves are refusing. If Obamacare is so great, why then are federal employees and elected officials getting special treatment and opting out?
If President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid and Chief Justice Roberts love Obamacare so much, they should live under it. Their actions speak louder than words, and it is erroneous for these leaders to even attempt to claim that Obamacare is a step forward for Americans.
Rand Paul is a Republican senator from Kentucky.
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And it ought to be pointed out that in addition to most of the politicians in Washington asking for and getting exemptions and subsidies from ObamaCare, many of the labor unions that helped get Obama elected are also asking for the same. And major corporations are taking advantage of one of the loopholes in the ACA by reducing employee work hours to below 30 hours a week thus changing their classification from full-time to part-time so they don't have to provide any healthcare.
And then of course there are the lies and misleading statements that have come out from the same Democrats who pushed this legislation through. Most glaringly are the infamous statements from Barack Hussein Obama about how certain we could expect to keep our existing healthcare insurance policy. Now, even the official government web site is rewriting their bold claims.
This entire ObamaCare scam continues to sound like the pitch you’d expect to hear from a used car salesman. Did you hear that those affordable low end health plans that cost less than a hundred bucks a month and have a $5000 deductible?
From: The Weekly Standard:
7:24 AM, Sep 30, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
However, sometime between September 16 and September 23, the reference to "free" care was dropped. The title of the topic was changed as well, and now reads: "Where can I get low-cost care in my community?" Here is how the page currently appears:
The page in question is not a new one, as the webpage's Internet address remains the same, still containing the word "free": www.healthcare.gov/where-can-i-get-free-or-low-cost-care/. However, there is no notation anywhere on the page that it was revised; the change just appeared unannounced.
Other changes include dropping references to "dental" care and the availability of "prescription drugs," as well as exchanging the phrase "specialized care for more serious conditions" for the milder "referrals to specialized care."
Since President Obama has been emphasizing of late how inexpensive Obamacare will be for many Americans, advertising the availability of "free" health care might have been viewed as a deterrent to purchasing even the least expensive option from the government-run exchanges. Since the "bronze" and "silver" level plans that the president has recently been touting as equaling "the cost of your cable bill" and "less than your cell phone bill" will still entail significant out-of-pocket costs for medical care, "free" might still look more attractive to many on the lower end of the income scale. It may be that community health centers will still offer free care to some, but visitors to Healthcare.gov will no longer be made aware of the option.
The train wreck is about to happen.