This is hilarious. Or maybe just ludicrous. The Obamacare costs on society have been long noted and feared and announced - particularly by conservative groups not in the mood to shield anything to do with Obama and liberalism from criticism - yet until now the Obama administration has persisted in their lies that this program will cut costs. As if!
It raises premiums, thus increasing the burden on both families and businesses. It requires additional expenses for businesses and insurers. It taxes medical supplies. It taxes people who choose not to be insured - and it's far cheaper to pay that hefty fine over get individual insurance in most cases. Longtime readers of my blog already know that Obamacare does nothing to address the real cost drivers in medicine: malpractice (tort reform) and large greedy hospital groups (not the doctors; the administrators). What changes Obamacare makes to the world of healthcare adds insult to injury, making the system far, far worse. Is it any wonder that Obamacare is less popular today than when it was passed against popular support?
Our government is NOT listening to the people. This is wrong. We live in a democracy, and we need to hold our elected representatives accountable for their actions in office. To do this, we need to teach the low-information voters just what is at stake: our freedom. Obamacare, in addition to creating unnecessary burdens on Americans, skyrockets an already exponentially exploding deficit. Debt - and most of the deficit is publicly held debt - is the antithesis of freedom.
Not even the Republican Congressional leaders are listening, or they would long ago have defunded Obamacare. Time to turn the heat up!