Obamacare: breaking more promises every day
We have all heard the promises. "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period." We saw this promise broken when Obamacare forced small businesses to drop health insurance for employees or go out of business.
There have been numerous other broken promises, like this whopper - Obamacare would cut $1 Trillion from the deficit (it will add $1.4 Trillion over ten years) . Or the promise that Obamacare would "create 4 million new jobs" - Nancy Pelosi, February 25, 2010 (the National Federation of Independent Businesses predicts a net loss of up to 262,000 private sector jobs by 2022).
But now we are seeing a broken promise that is going to directly hurt the pocket books of middle-class Americans from coast to coast. "We're going to work with your employer to lower your premiums by $2500 per family per year" That was the promise, straight from Barack Obama himself.
But recently, Obama's own Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, is letting people know that people will see premiums RISE (not fall as promised) because of Obamacare. In fact, the Society of Actuaries is reporting that the average rise of premiums is as high as 32% across the board.
So how are Democrats in Congress reacting to all of this news? Not well. In fact, last week there was even a backroom effort to try and get Congress exempted from Obamacare. We responded to this by introducing a bill to require all federal employees, including the President and Cabinet members, to go on the Obamacare exchanges and prevent them from sneaking in some exemption.
Even previous Obamacare champions are starting to realize how bleak the picture is for Obamacare:
- "A train wreck" Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana)
- "Beyond comprehension" Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)
- "Middle class people are...unable to afford the family coverage and ineligible for the [Obamacare] subsidy." Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)
- "[Health care companies] are increasing rates because of the uncertainty." Zeke Emanuel, former Obama health care advisor
Folks, we need to stay on offense by pushing against this destructive law. With 8 months until full implementation, you and I need to work together to educate more people – especially the low information voters who do not realize the damage that is coming our way.
Ask your friends to get engaged and contact their family, neighbors, and friends so more people get the fact to help us stop Obamacare before full implementation takes place.
Thank you for your continued support and guidance!