Morning Bell: What the Media and President Don’t Want You to Know About Obamacare

OBAMACARE. President Obama and the leftist media don’t want you to know that Mr. Obama’s failed government takeover of the healthcare system in America, Obamacare, can and must be defunded.  Mike Needham and Jim DeMint explain that Republicans may be blamed for a potential government shutdown, but it will be Mr. Obama who makes that call.  Conservatives want to fund the government while defunding Obamacare (sub. req’d):

Few Americans are clamoring to shut down the federal government, but polls indicate that a majority of Americans agree that ObamaCare will be a disaster for their family’s health care and for the nation’s economy. So why is President Obama threatening to shut down the government if Congress sends him a year-end spending bill to fully support government operations but without funding for his (unfair, unworkable and unaffordable) health-care law?

President Obama, along with all the Democrats, will accuse Republicans of trying to shut down the government by giving the president a spending bill that he must veto. But there is no “must” about it. If the president opts to shut down all of government instead of just ObamaCare, that will be his choice, not the wish of conservatives.

On CNBC’s Kudlow Report, Heritage Action’s Dan Holler explained how Congress can actually defund Obamacare and why we cannot afford to play small ball if we want to stop the new entitlements:

PRIVACY.  Heritage’s Chris Jacobs explains that thanks to Obamacare, your privacy is under threat:

Who has access to your Social Security number, your bank information, and your tax records?

When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system.

The exchanges are scheduled to open on October 1 (just 53 days away). But the list of implementation failures keeps growing, and the security of Americans’ data is threatened.

THREAT #1: Obamacare “Navigators”

Navigators are a group of people and organizations that are going to be facilitating signups for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges.

THREAT #2: Obamacare’s Data Hub

The data hub is a massive compilation of tax filings, Social Security reports, and other government data that will be used to determine eligibility for subsidized insurance.

OBAMA.  Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have continued to fall:

At his first news conference in four months — 3 pm EDT — Obama also carries a public approval rating running at about 44 percent. The results of several surveys taken since mid-July range from a high of 48 percent at CBS News to a low of 42 percent in the most recent at Fox News.

At his last White House news conference, at the end of April, he had to answer a question about losing his juice. “As Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point,” Obama replied then.

The president has a lot more to talk about today, as he prepares to leave Washington for a week-long vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. With Congress gone for the month, Washington is likely to get pretty quiet pretty quickly.

Still today, there are a lot of questions.


Please Share Your Thoughts

4 thoughts on “Morning Bell: What the Media and President Don’t Want You to Know About Obamacare

  1. In the face of higher premiums, loss of coverage when employers choose to pay the penalty instead, and the unimaginable threat of the government compiling huge amounts of personal information on every citizen – there is no other choice. Defund and delay until you can repeal. What the hell are you waiting for?

  2. I’ll support any Congressman, or Senator that agrees to defund Obamacare. I know the left will blame it on the Republicans, but I know where the real fault lies. for those that still support Obamacare, if you get your way you are going to see this country totally fail. You are opening the door for another Nazi Germany, or USSR. The road to Communism is Socialism.

  3. What happened to Dr. Ben Carson? He had a great idea that would replace the disaster that is Obamacare; MSA’s. A Medical Savings Account set up by employers would keep the employers from buying in to expensive insurance plans. The average allowance for medical benefits given by an employer is roughly $6500 yearly for family coverage. The employer instead of giving that to the employee to purchase the insurance plan would put the money in an MSA that is accessible by a debit card that can only be used at a medical professional’s office, pharmacy, or hospital. The MSA would be pre-tax dollars and would carry over from year to year and the ability to carry the MSA from employer to employer. Employees would not have to worry about co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles because the MSA would cover it all up to the funds available. Doctors would get paid immediately and wouldn’t have to worry about whether the insurance company would deny the claim. The IRS wouldn’t be tracking our medical history….sorry, topic for another time! 🙂

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