The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is commonly known, is in my opinion what will become the defining blunder of the Obama Administration. From the start when then-speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill to see what is in it” (see this here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-05TLiiLU), the ACA has been politicked and squeezed out of congress through a mesh of sometimes lies, more often half-truths. Let’s get this straight, I don’t mind politicians fibbing every once in a while… Thats the nature of politics. But when a president lies to the American people for the aim of pushing his political agenda, we can all agree that that is wrong. Here is one of the most notorious lies: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” That was one of Pres. Obama’s campaign mantras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LRcLMScEqo. Well Mr. President, there are more than 2 million Americans who are being dropped by their healthcare companies. Thats almost 6% of taxpaying americans. Obama has equivocated, saying that these were not “adequate” health care plans. Well if “adequate” means not providing maternity care to 60 year old men, no Mr. President, they are not “adequate”. Another key principle to the Affordable Care Act is that it be affordable, and Obama has said that it will bring down our healthcare costs. But an article from Forbes shows that premiums have increased by a national average of 41%.
The Failure That Is The ACA