ObamaCare: Too Complex For Businesses, “Fabulous” For You
Now’s The Time For House Dems To Support Delay For Individual Mandate Too
Two weeks after the Obama administration delayed the employer mandate, House Democrats have a chance to support a bill that would afford the same to middle-class families across the country.
Democrats might think this law is “fabulous,” but individuals across the country are already facing higher premiums, losing their insurance, or watching bureaucrats come between them and their doctors.
House Democrats who stand against this common-sense proposal can rest assured that voters in their districts will know they chose to save big business from the onerous effects of ObamaCare, but not middle-class families.
The Vote To Repeal The Law’s Individual Mandate Could Force Democrats To Split With Leadership And The White House. “The decision to delay, rather than repeal, is significant: Moderate Democrats and 2014 “frontliners” who oppose parts of the health care law but not the law itself will be forced to decide whether they want to turn away from their leadership and the White House to vote with Republicans in favor of the delays.” (Emma Dumain, “Health Insurance Mandate Votes Are Designed To Put Democrats On Defense,” Roll Call, 7/15/13)
The Obama Administration Delayed ObamaCare’s Employer Mandate Until 2015. “The Obama administration will delay a crucial provision of its signature health-care law, giving businesses an extra year to comply with a requirement that they provide their workers with insurance. The government will postpone enforcement of the so-called employer mandate until 2015, after the congressional elections, the administration said yesterday. Under the provision, companies with 50 or more workers face a fine of as much as $3,000 per employee if they don’t offer affordable insurance.” (Mike Dorning and Alex Wayne, “Health-Law Employer Mandate Delayed by U.S. Until 2015,” Bloomberg, 7/3/13)
Nancy Pelosi: The Implementation Of ObamaCare Is “Fabulous.” “‘The implementation of this is fabulous,’ Pelosi said.” (Paige Winfield Cunningham And Jennifer Haberkorn, “Dems To Kathleen Sebelius: Seniors Confused On Obamacare,” Politico, 6/27/13)
Under Obamacare, Health Insurance Premiums For Families Are Now About $3,000 Higher, Instead Of $2,500 Lower As President Obama Promised. “Although President Obama repeatedly claimed that health-insurance premiums for a family would be $2,500 lower by the end of his first term, they are actually about $3,000 higher—a spread of about $5,500 per family.” (Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)
Under Obamacare, Fewer Americans Now Have Employer-Provided Healthcare Coverage Than They Did In 2008. “The number of people getting healthcare through an employer is at its lowest point since President Obama took office, according to new Gallup data.” (Sam Baker, “Employer-Based Health Coverage Hits New Low,” The Hill, 2/22/2013)
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force Has Limited Cancer Screenings For Women. “Dozens of screening tests and treatments that directly benefit women are likely to be dropped from any coverage. Here’s a sampling of what the Preventive Services Task Force dings: chlamydia screening in most women over 25; cervical-cancer screening in those over 65; breast-cancer screening using digital mammography or MRI instead of the traditional plain film. Screening for ovarian cancer and the genes that raise a women’s risk of breast cancer also don’t make the cut. Same for clinical breast exams in women older than 40….Americans first became familiar with the Preventive Services Task Force in November 2009, when it made the controversial decision to advocate that women ages 40-49 shouldn’t get routine mammograms. More recently, it rebuffed routine use of tests for detecting the viruses that can cause cervical cancer. And now it’s calling the shots for what benefits must be included and what can be nixed from our plans.” (Scott Gottlieb, “Obamacare V. Women,” New York Post, 10/23/12)