Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Michele Bachman is still an outspoken
opponent of Obamacare.
        Republicans are asking people to sign a petition calling for the defunding of Obamacare. Why would anyone in his or her right mind sign such a petition?
        They wouldn’t if they knew the facts. Over a hundred million Americans have already benefited from the new law. On October 1, just two months from now, millions more Americans who are not now covered by health insurance will be able to buy affordable health care insurance, and they cannot be turned down because of previous health issues.
        Republicans in the House of Representatives keep trying without success to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It's the congressional version of the Chinese water torture. The right-wingers are even threatening to shut down the government over the issue.
        Instead they should be working with the Democrats and the Administration to try to fix
whatever may need fixing in the the new law to make it even better. Every piece of legislation of that magnitude is bound to have flaws in it.
        Such a reasonable course of action is the farthest thing from the Republicans' mind, however. Instead, in a last-ditch effort to get rid of Obamacare, they are circulating their totally misleading petition. They know that if they are to succeed in convincing their gullible followers, they will have to act fast, because more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act, and after October 1, when the law really kicks into high gear, it will be too late for them to hoodwink the public any more.
        Some higher income people may have to pay more for health care under the new law, but for far more mid-to-low-income Americans, the cost of heath care will be less, and millions more formerly uninsured persons will now be covered.
        So don’t let you friends be misled by the false propaganda of the Obama haters. Refer them to this link where they can get the true facts: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.
        I hope this Republican led Congress's opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and to everything and anything President Obama proposes, backfires on them in a big way in the forthcoming mid-term elections. As long as the Republicans are in control of the House, I have little hope of the passage of any serious legislation on jobs, the infrastructure, immigration reform, further gun control measures, climate change, student loans, financial reform, sequestration, or any of the Administration's other efforts to deal with American's problems.

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