Moments ago, Secretary Sebelius apologized to Congress…for a malfunctioning website. But the problem is not just the website. The problem is Obamacare itself!
Obamacare is a disaster for American families coast to coast. We don’t need a website fix. We need real healthcare reform — starting with an end to Obamacare.
In her testimony to Congress this morning, Sebelius did her best to best minimize the problems, pledging to fix the website. But no amount of spin can change the nightmare just now beginning.
In just over a year, a third of the Senate and the Congress will face the voters. We must keep the pressure on every elected official. We don’t want a website fix. We want real healthcare reform.
Don’t be fooled. Website ‘glitches’ are just the beginning.
1) Taxpayer-funded child killing
When shopping for health care plans, Obamacare’s exchanges will not tell you which plans include abortion. And in at least two states (CT and RI), every plan pays for abortions. Only after enrolling in a health care plan will pro-life Americans discover if their insurance plan has a $1 surcharge that goes into a fund that only pays for abortions. Separately, in a shocking report recently released by the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, experts estimate that Obamacare will fund an additional 115,000 elective abortions a year – https://www.lozierinstitute.org/multistateplan/. And this is only the start. Our money is being used to kill children. This is an unspeakable attack on the conscience of every American.
2) Assault on religious liberty
From the founding of our Republic, religious liberty was recognized as our “first freedom.” The freedom to believe in God and follow Him is foundational But with the HHS mandate now in effect, every business owner with more than 50 employees, including thousands of religiously affiliated organizations, are being forced to pay for insurance that covers abortion drugs, contraception, and sterilization. This is just the start. What will they force us to pay for next?
3) An end to privacy
Even the left-wing magazine Mother Jones admits that healthcare.gov is vulnerable to attack. Web security experts say the website has a security flaw which would could allow hackers to use “clickjacking” – where invisible links are placed on a legitimate web page. This would allow hackers to grab personal data, like Social Security numbers, putting Americans at risk of identity theft. And this is just the website. Once you turn over all your personal health information to government, you can kiss your privacy goodbye.
4) Slow road to single-payer, socialized medicine
Obamacare is just the latest example of government using a sledgehammer to fix a problem that required a scalpel. When government intervenes, all too often the very problem politicians aim to solve only gets worse. Everyone shares the goal of providing healthcare to the uninsured. Yet, Obamacare will not even accomplish this goal, and will create many more problems in the process.
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The so called “glitches” with healthcare.gov are a perfect example. A takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy is an enormous undertaking that will inevitably fail… requiring more and more government “fixes” which lead to more and more intervention and problems. It’s a downward spiral and we are watching it unfold before our eyes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked in August if his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system (single payer means the federal government is the only health insurance provider). His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
5) Millions losing their current coverage. Lower quality care, fewer doctors, rationing of care
Remember the President’s line about if you like your plan, you can keep it? We now know it was a lie — and he knew it was a lie. The numbers are now rolling in: 800,000 people in New Jersey lost their healthcare plans because of Obamacare. In California, 119,000 people on Blue Shield and 160,000 on Kaiser have to look for new plans. Nationwide the total is 1,492,000 people…so far. That doesn’t include Americans who lost their coverage when businesses dropped spousal coverage or dropped coverage for their part-time workers. The White House is finally admitting that the law forces Americans to pay more money to purchase plans that cover more things (even if the customer doesn’t want the coverage!). Family budgets are imploding.
Meanwhile, reports are surfacing that doctors are leaving the healthcare profession, or building boutique practices to care for people willing to pay outside of the insurance marketplace. For the rest of us, doctor shortages, rationing of care, and lower quality are next. Don’t believe me? Go visit your local DMV, Post Office, or Social Security Administration office. Now imagine going there with chronic pain or a life threatening illness.
There’s a better way. Obamacare is not the answer. Spread the word. It’s not just the website. It’s the whole Obamacare law.
LifeNews Note: Brian Burch is the head of CatholicVote.