If you are rushing to get some of the swag that accompanies Obamacare, don’t blink: You might miss it.
For example, states were giving out cell phones to people who successfully enrolled on the online enrollment website HealthCare.gov but, when the news of this incentive reached the American people, it was quickly discontinued, U. S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., said in a recent conference call.
Rep. Black also pointed out that ObamaCare supporters harped on how insurance premium costs were driven down in states like California and New York only “because their insurance rates were already so high” that it had to come down with the one-size-fits-all health care law. Now, instead of reliable health care, ObamaCare created “limited choices” for Americans and their families, which only meant “people don’t have as many abilities to access their own provider” and eliminated the personal relationship in health care between patient and caregiver.
In the Q&A session, Rep. Black said that stopping ObamaCare “is…the will of the legislators” in Washington, D.C. and that it is up to the American people to decide whether to keep it or scrap it in the end. She predicted that as more information comes out about ObamaCare and its effects, more will want to scrap the law.
She went on to ask “why doesn’t [Obama] abide by the law” when he continued to delay crucial parts of his health care law, such as the small business enrollment provision and delaying out-of-pocket payments. Her point was that the Republicans were “trying to do the least amount of damage to our health care system” and the toughest part of the fight was over ObamaCare’s mandatory spending provision. In order to defund ObamaCare, the House and Senate had to agree to remove the mandatory spending part of the law, which Rep. Black admitted was “really smart” to put into the law. The bottom line, said the congresswoman, was that ObamaCare is “not ready for primetime”.
Spencer Irvine is a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia.
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