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Forum Post: From david & charlie: Uncle Sam hates the ACA

Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 19, 2013, 6:47 p.m. EST by ericweiss (575)
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[-] -1 points by geovind (-56) 5 years ago

Even labor unions are making noise...

Blame Game: Everybody who dislikes ObamaCare is being duped by GOP propaganda, says President Obama. That must include all those unions calling it a disaster, and all those who've lost jobs and pay because of the law.

Telemundo, the only news outlet that appears willing to ask Obama a tough question, pressed him this week about polls showing most Americans oppose ObamaCare. "Is everybody wrong?" the host asked.

"Yes, they are," Obama responded. The problem, he said, isn't his law. It's those evil Republicans who've spent "billions of dollars ... misinforming people."

Let's leave aside the fact that the Obama administration has spent a king's ransom promoting ObamaCare, and that Democrats and the liberal press have devoted three years to extolling its alleged virtues, and the fact that the public never supported this law to begin with.

Truth is, ObamaCare is a rolling disaster that is creating new enemies every day as its harmful effects ripple through the economy.

This week, the prestigious Cleveland Clinic announced plans to lay off as many as 3,000 workers "to prepare for health care reform." And hundreds of franchise owners came to Washington to explain how ObamaCare's employer mandate will force many of them to cut worker hours to avoid its massive costs.

Last week, Connecticut's Lawrence and Memorial Hospital cut dozens of jobs, citing "massive structural change" brought on by ObamaCare. More than a dozen other hospitals have recently announced job cuts.

That same week, the AFL-CIO voted overwhelmingly for a resolution calling ObamaCare "highly disruptive," despite concerted efforts on the part of the White House to convince labor leaders not to do so.

Other unions have been far less polite.

Then there are the jobs killed by ObamaCare's excise tax on medical devices. Last fall, device maker Stryker Corp. laid off 1,170 workers because of that tax — which both Democrats and the GOP are now trying to repeal.

IBD has been cataloguing businesses, public institutions and local governments that have cut jobs or worker hours specifically citing ObamaCare. That list is now more than 250.

Other companies are cutting benefits for part-time workers, spouses, early retirees or their entire workforce, because of ObamaCare. Every one of those workers has a good reason to want the law killed.

On top of this, the public may be noticing the growing pile of ObamaCare's broken promises. Among them:

• Family premiums haven't gone down by $2,500 annually, as Obama repeatedly said they would. They've gone up $2,976.

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[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 5 years ago

is that why millions have clogged the call centers?

[-] -1 points by geovind (-56) 5 years ago

And so do Jack and Jill

[-] -1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 5 years ago

The ones who passed it dont want it.

Nuff said on that.

What a bunch of begging peasants we have turned into for the masters to give themselves the best care on the planet and the best we get is a master mandated purchase of some shit they wouldnt touch.

How pathetic is that?

And yet we still have some people saying this is a victory.

[-] -2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 5 years ago


Why would ANYONE want to empower the insurance companies?

I love this whole garbage "Provide affordable insurance to 45 million Americans"... theres shit plans available now for 200/mo.


How is making it mandated and then taking money out of their tax returns going to change that?

[-] 1 points by ericweiss (575) 5 years ago

look it up - family of 4 with income $40,000 pays $164 http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/healthpolicy/calculator/

millions of people are calling for coverage - but they don't know they don't want it