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AN OBAMACARE UPDATE

June 20, 2011 J

Most rational, non-Marxist Americans know that ObamaCare will ruin the best health care in the world. We also know that ObamaCare will further bankrupt the government (even the Chinese government warned the United States that our country can’t afford ObamaCare). ObamaCare will drive up everyone’s health insurance costs, until health insurance companies will start going out of business. These companies will not be able to cover all the mandates coming from the Department of Health and Human Services. At this point we will be victims to Obama’s plan all along, which is a Single Payer System (Socialized Medicine). Most despicable of all is that our health care will be rationed by bureaucrats in Washington.
Another SC Legislative session is ending, and none of these four pieces of legislation (S5, S244, H3011, or S185) designed to protect South Carolinians from ObamaCare were passed. Meanwhile, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011: ten states have passed Freedom of Choice in Health Care laws; two states have enacted Constitutional Amendments to protect their citizens from ObamaCare; and three states have Referenda or Amendments on the 2012 ballots. Another twenty-five states, including SC, have introduced such legislation.

Remember Obama kept promising that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it”? According to a survey by McKinsey &Co., “Anywhere from 30% to 50% of employers now expect to drop health insurance as a benefit to employees.” The employers would prefer to “pay the $2,000 fine per worker and let its employees fend for themselves on the government-subsidized exchanges ObamaCare will create.”

Per the June 6 Rasmussen poll, 54% of likely voters favor repealing ObamaCare and 56% say it will increase the deficit. If ObamaCare is so wonderful, why are Congress, the President, some of the Congressional staff, and other elites, exempt from ObamaCare? Why has HHS granted health care reform waivers to 1,433 organizations?

South Carolina is one of 26 states joined in an ObamaCare lawsuit. The lawsuit is currently in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Regardless of the result of this appeal, this lawsuit will eventually be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Paul Clement, the lawyer representing the 26 states stated, “The whole reason we do this is to protect liberty.” If the Federal Government can force Americans to buy health insurance, there is no end to government control of the people. These words from Daniel Webster are most fitting, “… I am committed against every thing which, in my judgment, may weaken, endanger, or destroy [the Constitution]… and especially against all extension of Executive power; and I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this country by the power and the patronage of the Government itself…”

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