Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
President Obama and the Democrats are trying to spin the truth to win the congressional election in November 2014. The Democrats can lose the majority in the Senate in November because of Obamacare. Democrats in the Senate passed the bill. They own it.
After weeks of trying everything they could to get Obamacare off the front page of even the traditional mainstream media, it took the Russian invasion of the Ukraine to accomplish the feat.
Democrats recognize that Obamacare is flawed. Democrats are promising to fix the flawed national health care plan they passed in 2010.
President Obama and the Democrats are trying to blame Obamacare’s problems on the Republicans. They are appealing to voters who have been helped by the law to speak out.
Almost every day there is a prominent article in the traditional mainstream media reporting about people who have been helped by Obamacare.
President Obama has asked the Republicans to help fix Obamacare rather than criticize it. President Obama keeps saying “It is the law.” “Live with it and help us fix it.”
Mr. President, IT CANNOT BE FIXED.
In the meantime President Obama has changed the law 25 times by executive order because things have not worked out as he planned. There are questions about whether his executive orders are constitutional.
I do not think the public will buy his trick plays this time around. The Alinsky rule in “Rules For Radicals” of attacking your enemy with lies or half-truths is not going to work the way it worked in the Presidential elections of 2008 and 2012.
The consequences of Obamacare are not abstract anymore. They are personal.
Obamacare will be an issue in November 2014. The issue cannot be controlled by the Obama attempts at diversion. Obamacare as an issue in the November 2014 elections can only be controlled by Obamacare’s performance as law in the next 10 months.
Obamacare was destined to failure at the onset. Obamacare’s failures and burdens to this point have directly affected people who had not paid attention to the law’s details at passage.
President Obama has lost the trust of the people. The Democratic Party is not protecting the interest of the American people. The Democratic Party has also lost total credibility.
With each passing day the failures of Obamacare and its burdens to all Americans increase. It is time to examine the increased taxes that have occurred since the passage of Obamacare.
President Obama has just delayed implementation of Obamacare to 2016 to try to avoid discussion of its failures before the 2014 elections.
Obamacare’s changes have added to economic uncertainty in the country. Most insurers are trying to keep the higher costs hidden even though their premiums are increasing. President Obama promised to bail them out if they lose money.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, has decided to itemize the impact of Obamacare. It has added a separate line item to its premium call the "Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes."
“The new taxes on one customer’s bill added up to $23.14 a month, or $277.68 annually, according to Kaiser Health News. It boosted the monthly premium from $322.26 to $345.40 for that individual.”
The extra $23.14 per month per individual has increased premium cost by $1,100.72 a year for a family of four.
There are additional new taxes and fees levied on every health plan. There is also an additional $2 fee per policy that goes toward a new medical-research trust fund.
Americans will pay hidden taxes, such as the 2.3 percent medical-device tax that will inflate the cost of items such as pacemakers, stents and prosthetic limbs.
There is another sneaky tax to those with high out-of-pocket medical expenses. They will get smaller income-tax deductions.
The currently allowed deduction is for medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of their annual income. The threshold jumps to 10 percent under Obamacare.
This hidden tax affects both the rich and the middle class.
President Obama’s statement “no new taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year” was a lie.
Historically, raising taxes has been shown to decrease economic growth.
Democrats belittle Republicans and conservatives by saying all they know how to do is decrease taxes.
The American public is angry about President Obama’s deceptions about Obamacare. He cannot blame the impending failure on the Republicans and get away with it.
Explaining Obamacare In One (1) Sentence
Democrats have the tax and spend reputation. Big government and increasing bureaucracy has come to mean inefficient execution.
More government cannot fix Obamacare. Americans have learned their lesson.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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