There’s been yet ANOTHER “carve out” – in other words, an amendment — to the so-called Affordable Care Act.
Last week Kaiser Health News reported that “the administration will propose exempting ‘certain self-insured, self-administered plans’ from the law’s temporary reinsurance fee in 2015 and 2016” – which means unions.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly jumped all over the new development on Wednesday’s “The Kelly Report.” Her guest, J. Justin Wilson, managing director of the Center for Union Facts pointed out,
”The unions, who spent $400 million to get the president elected twice, are getting a little bit of payback.” Wilson said the administration’s decision only came after the unions went public and called for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
So there you have it. Another bit of payback for cronies.
But here’s the thing. In a Constitutional Republic, such as America (is supposed to be), a law applies to everyone. Once a bill passes both House of Representatives and Senate, it goes to the President to be signed into law. End of story. The only way a law can be amended is for it to go back to the legislative branch to be voted upon by the people. But this “Act” has been amended some 19 times after signature. There are something like 2000 waivers, delays, and exemptions, to include our members of Congress, their staffs, and the Obama administration.
Never mind the fact this law was shoved through Congress with non-standard practices of “deeming” and “reconciliation” and did not receive one single Republican vote.
Please stop referring to the Affordable Care Act as the “law of the land” and stop calling it a law – and for that matter, stop calling it “affordable.” It’s nothing more than a tax law, 21 new taxes to be precise, based on cronyism and providing favors in the way of waivers, exemptions, and delays for the FOOs (Friends of Obama).
Laws should apply to everyone. Obamacare does not and is in complete violation of our Constitution. It aims to decimate our private health insurance market and push America closer to the progressive socialist dream of a single payer system.
If Americans sit back and allow this massive fraud rooted in the concept of legal plunder to occur, we are indeed headed to our demise. Call your Senators and Representatives and tell them truly and factually, the Affordable Care Act must apply to everyone, or it applies to no one!