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AMAC: Obamacare ‘victory lap’ on April Fool’s Day was premature

There are numerous issues that will continue to have a negative impact on the success of the law

 
PRLog - Apr. 4, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “Was President Obama making an April Fool’s joke on Tuesday when he touted the alleged success of Obamacare,” asked Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Weber said the law has been “exposed over the past six months as one of the most flawed pieces of legislation ever enacted.  It was intended to provide health care insurance for the uninsured and half a year later there are more people without health insurance than ever before.  Meanwhile, the lives of just about every American have been disrupted.  Their original policies have been canceled to be replaced by new plans offered on the Obamacare exchanges with higher deductibles and premiums.  Many of us have lost access to our physicians and hospitals.  Finally, the law directly and indirectly targets the elderly, making it harder for them to get in-home care and life-preserving drugs.”

The AMAC chief noted that the president, himself, has implicitly acknowledged the “folly of the so-called Affordable Care Act by using his Executive Powers to make dozens of last minute changes in the law.  Meanwhile, his liberal minions in Congress are disassociating themselves from the president and Obamacare lest their constituents turn on them in November.”

It should be noted that Congressional Republicans have consistently been under fire from liberal supporters of Obamacare for their criticism of the law.  “Yet the president has adamantly refused to sit down with them for a serious and open-minded discussion of the weaknesses in the legislation.  This has made it almost impossible to fix the law, for the time being and without a major, bi-partisan solution it is possible that Obamacare will crumble under its own weight.”

Weber pointed out that there are numerous issues that will continue to have a negative impact on the success of the Affordable Care Act.  He cites the contraceptive/abortion mandate, which is under review by the Supreme Court, and the anticipated spikes in premiums, even for those eligible for subsidies, as stumbling blocks.

“Ultimately, the joke may be on the president and his ill-conceived band aid that he pridefully calls Obamacare,” Weber concluded.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber and Mike Young are available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors and reporters may contact John Grimaldi by phone at 917-846-8485 or via email at jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a call.

ABOUT AMAC
The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.  Live long and make a difference by joining us today at http://amac.us/join-amac.

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