Obamacare is Cracking
On Mother’s Day weekend, one marketing campaign really stuck with me. Perhaps you saw it too?
It featured a man standing at a podium surrounded by mothers. As each mother came to the podium, they didn’t speak about flowers or chocolate or anything else you’d expect in a Mother’s Day marketing ad.
Instead, they talked about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the tremendous impact it’s had on their lives.
This was Obama’s sneakiest sell to date. This was the ace up his sleeve – the card he’s using to close the deal. He tried to show the world that the ACA is wonderful for women and, more specifically, their healthcare.
But why this latest offensive?
Well, as the government prepares the next phase of Obamacare, the law’s opponents in public and in Congress have been bringing down the hammer.
House Republicans Dig In
Last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor declared that a bill to repeal Obamacare is going to be introduced and voted on in the House.
“It just keeps getting worse,” he said on Twitter. “I am scheduling a vote for next week on the full repeal of #Obamacare.”
This isn’t anything new. In fact, this will be the 37th time the House will vote on repealing Obamacare. And there’s no question about it, it will pass again.
The X factors this time are Senate Democrats. Typically, as soon as the bill makes its way to the Senate it always gets squashed.
But this time things are different. Democrats have been singing a much different tune. They’re fearful that supporting Obamacare will be their one-way ticket out of office come mid-term elections. They also don’t want the coverage for themselves.
That’s why Cantor made the announcement when he did. You see, Democrats are showing weakness, and there’s no better time to attack than when your opponents appear vulnerable. And in this case, they’ve shown it on a very large, public scale.
States Weigh In, Too
Some states oppose Obamacare, and that isn’t surprising. But there are other states that are actively trying to criminalize it.
Take South Carolina, for example. The House just passed a bill for the full nullification of Obamacare. And Texas took it one step further. They aren’t just criminalizing Obamacare… they’re suing it for violating our Fifth Amendment rights and Article One of the Constitution.
Another Medicaid Refusal
Last week, I pointed out that Obamacare will simply not be what it initially intended to be. It won’t be more affordable, and it will absolutely not cover everyone.
You see, states were supposed to take on roughly 3% more in Medicaid contributions in an effort to provide coverage for millions of uncovered, low-income Americans.
But when Obamacare was taken to court over its constitutionality, the government lost the ability to penalize states for not expanding Medicaid.
As it stands, 14 states have flat-out refused to assist in the expansion, with 12 leaning towards not participating.
As the process unrolls, states are all over the place in their decisions with Medicaid. But more and more are starting to take matters into their own hands, leaving the government and out-of-state taxpayers with a hefty burden to bear.
In Pursuit of the Truth,