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Dear Liberals, Conservatives Were Always Right About Obamacare

A year from now, as Obamacare’s falling apart with all the evidence, being on the side of the party that tried to stop it and went to the length of taking real political risk trying to stop it, is something that will be admirable, and people will want to be associated with. And look, if I were running the House, I’d have a vote on repeal every single month. – Michael A. Needham in Politico Magazine, November 13, 2013

For years conservatives have been warning lawmakers that Obamacare would harm the American people because it is unaffordable and unworkable. Contrary to liberals’ protestations, Obamacare is a government takeover of healthcare, and the government has proven woefully inadequate for the task.

In months leading up to the October 1 rollout of the Obamacare exchanges, conservatives battled the failing law intensely, but Democrats, and some Republicans, refused to cooperate. Now millions of Americans are losing the health care plans they liked, despite President Obama’s promise that they could keep their plans under Obamacare. Conservatives’ prescience stands in stark contrast with liberals’ lack of foresight. Hate to say, “We told you so.”

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were prominent leaders in the defund Obamacare effort.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were prominent leaders in the defund Obamacare effort.

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The Obamacare fiasco makes this type of headline possible from the Daily Caller on November 16: “BEDFORD: One month after the shutdown ended, Lee and Cruz are sitting pretty.” Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee were two prominent conservative leaders in the defund Obamacare effort. They, like other conservatives, were mercilessly attacked by the leftist media and their liberal colleagues:

It’s clear now that the whole shutdown thing could have been avoided if Mr. Obama had been willing to bend on his signature health-care law — something reality has since forced him to do, and something he will likely have to continue to do — instead of accusing the Republicans of being “terrorists” who are holding the country captive.

And rather than crashing, as the president predicted, the private sector survived just fine without government. Obama’s specific prediction — “I mean whatever effect Obamacare might have on the economy is far less than even a few days of government shutdown” — turned out to be precisely wrong.

Finally, the events of the last month have shown that Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were correct to make a final stand against the law, and it’s really the president and his policies that are terrorizing the country.

That’s the reality that makes the following type of headline possible in National Journal on November 18: “Why Obamacare Is On Life Support: Democrats may be calling for repeal if the law’s problems don’t get resolved soon.

The article breaks it down in terms even Democratic supporters of Obamacare should understand:

Unless the HealthCare.gov website miraculously gets fixed by next month, there’s a growing likelihood that over time, enough Democrats may join Republicans to decide to start over and scrap the whole complex health care enterprise. That became clear when even Obama, to stop the political bleeding, offered an administrative fix that threatened the viability of the entire individual exchange market to forestall a House Democratic mutiny the next day.

The reality is that the problems are never going to get resolved. It’s not that there are problems with Obamacare. Obamacare IS the problem.

Myriad news outlets, including notoriously liberal ones, can’t help but write similar headlines:

Obamacare is the problem for Democrats facing reelection, but much more importantly, it’s the problem for America and for healthcare as we know it. The Heritage Foundation notes:

While the law’s supporters finally admit that some people will be worse off under the law, they now claim that those “losers” will be few and far between.

The facts speak otherwise. Few Americans will be unaffected by Obamacare’s new health care regime.

Among the many losers under Obamacare are individuals who have insurance through their employer, individuals who purchase their own health plan, individuals who qualify for a subsidy under Obamacare, and senior citizens on Medicare. Virtually the entire country will be affected:

The idea that “only” 3 percent of Americans will end up on the short end of a 2,700-page law remaking the nation’s health care system seems as fanciful as the president’s pledge that those who like their current plan could keep it.

Conservatives at the Heritage Foundation, in Congress, and across the country were right about Obamacare all along. The longer it takes for liberal politicians to figure that out, the more damage they do to themselves and to people they’re allegedly in Washington to serve.

 

 

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42 thoughts on “Dear Liberals, Conservatives Were Always Right About Obamacare

  1. There needs to be a new House vote to repeal Obamacare. All the Upton bill accomplished is it gave 39 House Democrats cover for their reelection effort.
    The current anti-Obamacare public opinion momentum must be exploited prior to the January/February CR/Debt limin debates.

    • As you can see by now that Obamacare is up and running quite well. It is covering 50,000 at any given time at 800,000 a day and has had over 300,000 covered and is getting better. Kentucky seems to be doing well with the law and saving their coffers a lot of money.

  2. The problems I have with their position is that they don’t have a viable alternative other than voucher plans that are a real disaster for the elderly and the hypocritical pro-life and not accepting maternal care in their health plan..

    • There is no “viable alternative” to Obamacare. Obamacare itself isn’t viable. Why didn’t they pass a bunch of legislation to bring the cost down instead of bankrupting us all to pay for it?

      I don’t know where you came up with the idea that insurance doesn’t/didn’t cover maternity care. That is ABSOLUTELY FALSE.

      The elderly were formerly covered by medicare until Obamacare robbed it. I have paid a lot of money into medicare already, for an insurance policy that you probably call an “entitlement”.

      I’m pro choice, but not for the reasons you might think. I don’t want to support those unwanted children with welfare or any kind of social services, foster care and the like. I don’t want to pay the medical bills for the babies born drug addicted or with birth defects. Obama doesn’t want me to get medical care when I’m elderly, and I don’t want to pay for a bunch of worthless breeders and their expensive children. I’m sick to death of paying the freight.

      • You can blame the Republican party for not coming up with a viable alternative other than the Ryan voucher plan. You would really be in trouble when you got old under that plan.
        You happen to be caught paying more, however, you being pro choice is not what the Republicans stand on….they call it PRO-LIFE which is really PRO-BIRTH because after their birth they are for the most part abandoned. When you get old you will be covered by Medicare..As far as those drug babies they were not responsible for their condition….I see you have about as much concern for children as the Republicans have.

        • I have to look at quality of life. How selfish is it to demand that babies be born with horrendous health issues? Do you want that for yourself? I don’t. I wouldn’t feel comfortable expecting other people who also had nothing to do with the babies being born on drugs to pay for it.

          You really think that I’m not in trouble now? I can’t afford the insurance that the government says I MUST have! My insurance premiums and deductables are doubling every year now. Who knows what it will cost next year? Nobody knows. What am I going to do? Work for free so that others can have health insurance, but not me? Medicare has been robbed to pay for Obamacare. I expect that to continue. I will still be forced to pay the premiums for Medicare through payroll taxes though, won’t I? My current doctor doesn’t accept medicare…

          There is no “viable” alternative to Obamacare. Not with the current COST OF MEDICAL CARE. Don’t you get that? It’s the COST of it that is bankrupting everybody. Obamacare simply tried to shift the cost onto the backs of taxpayers who are already getting hit hard.

          There is no way back from Obamacare that I can see. The health insurance people are absolutely giddy with excitement and flush with money over Obamacare. Think they will give that up? The big box companies have already switched over to part time to avoid Obamacare. What is their incentive to go back to full-time employees? Now the same government that pushed us into part time work wants to raise the minimum wage to cover it. So the cost of goods and services will go up, people will be put in a higher tax bracket and health care will still be unaffordable. How can you in good conscience, defend this?

    • I don’t know that it is hurting millions, however, I do know that 40 – 50 million that didn’t have healthcare will now. Get over it ….it won’t be repealed.

  3. There are those that are paying more for their new healthcare and then there are those who are saving hundreds of dollars for theirs. Pres. Obama has decided that those that want to keep their “hospital gown” policies that don’t cover your ass can keep them..

    • Those saving “hundreds of dollars” are simply getting a SUBSIDY paid for by the rest of us. We (the rest of us) are going to pay skyrocketing premiums whether we can afford it or not, under the threat of the metaphoric government gun. My insurance covered my ass quite well. Too bad I can’t afford it any more…and I don’t qualify for a subsidy because I actually WORK for a living.

      As an aside, since when have we had a dictator who can decide who gets what, in complete disregard for the “Law Of The Land”? If it’s The Law Of The Land, then how come the president who is charged with enforcing the LEGISLATORS LEGISLATION, come along and change things on a whim? The PRESIDENT has decided? We are so screwed.

      • We have been screwed ever since Pres. Reagan took the Oval office. and the Supreme Court decided that big money can saturate the campaigns with money and hide behind their skirts.. It’s the law…live with it.

  4. Get ready for Obamacare to become a two fer… by linking it to immigration!
    An Immigration Bill is surely in the works that will replace the requirement for illegals
    to pay back taxes, and pass a criminal background check with an offer of
    citizenship IF they register to vote while signing up for comprehensive health
    insurance policies, paid for with taxpayer subsidies to the insurance companies.
    We don’t need 7 million healthy young folks to buy inflated premium policies to subsidize the lame and the dying! All we need to do to keep the insurance companies from bailing is to create a slush fund to funnel taxpayer money to them for outrageously priced policies for 11 million illegals. After all, Obama promised there would be more winners than losers, once we understood his plans.

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  5. The devilcraps are hell bent on destroying our way of life and our economy at any cost to the taxpayers, and many of them are to stupid or blind to see what is really going on here. This murdering muslim moron is trying to control every aspect of our lives and put everyone out of work so we can be dependent on the government for everything in our lives, but he is bankrupting the country in the process.

  6. It is raging insanity for our government to idiotically insist that by destroying the world’s economy to enrich themselves and their friends they can control the climate, ban guns and “protect” us when banning guns has repeatedly resulted in the slaughter of unarmed millions worldwide, grant more power to trade unions while unions are bankrupting numerous cities, give green cards or welfare to 20 million illegal aliens when 20 million Americans can’t find jobs and welfare is bankrupting our nation, redefine God’s definition of marriage which has served us well for thousands of years, elevate a minority which has chosen bizarre lifestyles to protected, privileged status, and claim that voter ID will hurt the poor, etc. etc. etc. But maybe we Americans have finally awakened from our stupor now that Obamacare has revealed itself as an unprecedented, over-priced power grab, Just maybe we will throw the bums out before they destroy us. God willing.

  7. Heritage Action did an about face on the medical device tax damaging the GOP in the process. That is why got stuck with the Senate bill and that is typical of the way they operate anymore. Cruz and Lee only helped the Democrats. The defund scheme made them and Heritage Action a lot of money but it did nothing to stop Obamacare. The Republicans have never supported that bill, they were standing against that bill long before Cruz and Lee ever got to DC. Thus far all the defund brigade has accomplished is to drive the GOP numbers into the basement and give Obama some cover from the crappy rollout of Obamacare. If you guys want to rewrite and revise history to suit yourselves…go ahead, but I am not living in that fantasy world with you. Heritage Action has an agenda, and that has a lot more to do with buying some Senators and Congressmen than it does with getting rid of Obamacare. Once upon a time, I actually trusted Heritage. No more.

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  8. The lier continues his quest to deceive America. A sucker is born every minute. Mr. Obama lied about his same sex marriage endorsement. Only last summer, 2012, did he claim his support of same sex marriage. Yet in Oct. 2008, he attended a gay fundraiser, (source was Focus on the Family) and specifically stated that a man and man and a woman to woman marriage was as EQUAL AND ADMIRABLE as a man and woman marriage. Talk about a presidential deception,the lies about Obamacare should get Mr. Obama IMPEACHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. My daughter and I have health insurance for the first time in 7 years. The last time we both had health insurance it cost me $650.00 a month through Kaiser. Because of the ACA I was able to secure comprehensive health insurance for both of us through Covered California and Blue Cross, with built in consumer protection, for a reasonable $200.00 a month… Why do the Republicans want to take this away from us?

    • Ummm, maybe it’s because *I* am on the hook for the rest of the money for YOUR healthcare insurance premium? Where do you think your precious subsidy comes from? It comes out of my families pocket. So now, YOU have cheap insurance that *I* am paying for (along with the rest of us working people) and *I* won’t be able to afford my own family insurance. Why do you want my family to suffer? I’m working, I’m a good person, pay my bills, help out those less fortunate. Why am *I* being punished? You are just fine with that. You must be a democrat. You seem to feel that *I* should live under a bridge without health insurance so that YOU can get yours cheap. Are you really that special?

      • Hello and thank you for your impassioned reply! I understand that you do not want your taxpayer dollars going to “projects” that you think suck. I agree with you.

        I hate that my taxpayer dollars go to wars that I do not believe in, tax-breaks for billionaires that do not pay their fair share (Un-American in my book, anyone that would park their money off-shore in tax free accounts. The “job-creators” have not created any jobs!

        And now they begrudge ordinary Americans for wanting healthcare, instead of wars, for their tax-dollars. I pay taxes too.

        We fought 2 wars under President George Bush. We put them on the credit card.
        Those wars did nothing for Americans or America.

        The ACA is the best thing to happen to ordinary Americans since Social Security!!!

        So, you keep paying your tax dollars to support corporations (like Walmart), perpetual wars, and billionaires (like the Walmart family) and I will keep paying my tax dollars to better help ordinary Americans and programs that benefit America.

        Have a great Christmas!

        • I want cheap health care too, instead I got enormous increases. If you want to object to wars, so do I! I objected to Viet Nam under JFK. I objected to Bosnia (Clinton’s war) which handed the country over to the muslims so they could create yet another muslim state. I didn’t object to Bush 1’s war because Sadam invaded another helpless country and terrorized them. Whose fault was it that Sadam felt the US would enjoy/allow him to do so? I objected to the war in Iraq. I objected to installing the taliban in the first “war” in Afganistan against the Russians. I object to the war in Egypt that Obama wanted. I object to the war in Syria that Obama wanted. I object in advance to a war in Libya that Obama wants. Shall I go on? There is enough blame to go around.

          I am an ordinary American, I drive a damn truck! If it was so good for “ordinary Americans” wouldn’t it follow that it would be good for me too? Well, it isn’t. It’s a HUGE burden, much worse than trying to pay for my own families insurance. Now I get to pay for yours too, with real dollars that I can SEE disappearing, AND I can’t afford. Thousands of dollars. Which I don’t give to walmart executives etc.

          I made around 32,000 this year before taxes. My insurance was over $10,000 of that AND the deductable went to $5,000 per person per year. The IRS thinks that $20,000 is a good number for me to pay for health insurance. DO THE MATH! What am I going to live on? I used to be a productive member of society and I have been reduced to paying for health care ONLY!

          • Hello, again. I want to let you know that I hear your frustration. It’s good to know that you are against worthless wars too.

            We are in the same boat in the sense that I make about $30,000 a year too. I know how hard it is to live on that amount. There is NO WAY one can afford comprehensive health insurance when one makes $30,000 a year. That is why, if I were you, I would go and check out your state health exchange, or if you have a Republican Governor that refused health insurance for his/her state, I would go and check out the Federal Health Exchange. Like me, you should be able to get comprehensive health insurance for about $134.00 per month. (I have a 21 year old daughter that cost me an extra $70 a month) The mis-information about the ACA is staggering. Your tax dollars, like mine, do not go to helping people like us. They are used to subsidize corporations and billionaires, whom in turn use their “tax-free” money to confuse ordinary people (like us) to vote against their own best interests.

            We make the same amount of money. I am not on food-stamps, or any other government programs, but I believe that many of these programs save many Americans from homelessness and would like to see them expanded. When corporations and billionaires start paying their fair share, stop their slopping at the pig trough, and buying politicians, we may once again experience “prosperity” for all Americans, instead of just a few.

          • I think the corporations and billionaires DO pay their fair share and then some. I think it’s the government with their stupid “studies” and their “world welfare” programs that is the problem. Not to mention that the federal government is the largest employer in the United States!!!??? How can that be sustainable? My feeling about the government is that they are like an evil ex-wife who keeps spending money and cranking up those credit cards, then expecting somebody else to pay for it. Now days I suppose it could be an evil ex-husband or an evil former significant other.

          • From everything I have read I have to ask, you making $30,000 puts you above the poverty level, at least in my state. How do you get such a subsidy? I get a little over $12,000 a year and the VA will not even reimburse me for travel to the doctor, saying I make too much. Reading you make $30,000 and get subsidy really ticks me off. Try living on $1,061 a month and see how you like it and I do have a copay on my medicines of around $40 a month. Not to mention my doctor knew of 4 strokes I had previously did an MRI and discovered 3 more and didn’t bother to call me in for further consultation or anything. He waited for me to work thru the channels to try and find out what the results were. Now how does that make you feel?

  14. Again, Ms. Rosario, since you were raised from a young age under the health umbrella provided by Romneycare in your native Massachusetts, why do you now advocate that no other young person in the other 49 states be afforded the security of these same benefits?

    • This sites users reek of hypocrisy and partisan stupidity as does Heritage Action. They are the butt of jokes to sane folks. .

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  17. Conservatives have “Prescience”? They don’t even believe in regular science nevermind “prescience” The Obama job recovery is slow for one reason only, unlike the last recoveries we did not see the massive Federal worker hiring that help lift us out of recessions before this one, Just look no further than to the last Bush recession, we spent billions in adding hundreds of thousand of Government workers to the numbers. Under Obama we saw the opposite, we saw reductions in Federal jobs. If we has seen the same Govt. spending as we have had before in recessions we would now be fully recovered and not even debating this.

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