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Downfall toward Obamacare began decades ago with FDR

Published: Wed, April 30, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Downfall toward Obamacare began decades ago with FDR

How many people have signed up for Obamacare? The White House reports 7.1 million Americans signed up, and they call it a success; but is it? This health-care law only has a 26 percent approval rating and continues to be a hot button issue. What the White House is doing is confusing success with force.

Americans were told if they are not signed up for some form of healthcare by March 31, they will be fined. I would sign up for healthcare I couldn’t afford too if I had little choice in the matter. Some say if changes were made to the bill then it might be okay. Will it? The government is still telling us what to do, and what do we actually know about the law anyway? It’s 2,700 pages.

According to several area doctors who saw the problems with the law a mile away, those 2,700 pages are a mass of confusion. I admit I am confused. The few things I do understand are paying for euthanasia, abortion, contraception, and the impact on the economy alone is horrifying. Congress has recently come out saying Obamacare is not going to cost us $1.2 trillion, but $1 trillion. Wow, we’re really saving (sarcasm). At a time when we should be saving, budgeting, and focusing on our finances, the president and Senate find health-care reform should take precedence.

America has lost part of what made it a great Democracy — its unwillingness to depend solely on the Big Man, and making sure the little governments, states, had power too. In FDR’s presidency, we saw this mindset dwindle and in every Democratic president after, we watched it fall even more. America, wake up! Obamacare is a statement that the government has too much power; the people need to take the reins back. Obamacare, if you’re smart enough to see it, is obviously a fail in progress.

Hanna Bortmas, Niles


1billdog1(3128 comments)posted 1 year ago

Hanna, maybe you should read it. It does not say anything about euthanasia or abortion It does include contraception, but most health care with prescription coverage already did. Including HMHP and other Catholic organizations that have just jumped on the Republican bandwagon of opposition. I personally have no problem with people that don't want health insurance. I also don't have a problem with hospitals or doctors that don't want to treat them because they lack the means to pay for their services. The few doctors that are opposed to the law are doctors that won't provide you care without health insurance. Isn't that ironic. So, how do they plan on getting paid as cost continue to rise and individuals are forced to pay more and more for their health care. When nobody can afford it any longer, then who will the cost get shifted to? This law has cut cost by minor regulation. I guess we can all listen to Lush Bimbaugh and his invention of things that don't exist with in the law. Remember the death panels. Only those unable to rationally think ate this piece of crap.

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2RJGarfunkel(1 comment)posted 1 year ago

What a silly editorial. First of all before FDR and the so-called "Big Man" America wasn't very democratic. For sure Republican electors were not even on the ballots in the Deep South. Blacks could hardly vote, women could hardly get a job until they were critical for manpower during WWII. As for our society, most people, before Social Security had to work until they died. Workers had little right to organize before the Wagner Act and Wall Street and the banks could go boom or bust without any regulation until the Securities Acts of 1933, 34 and 1940. Until Medicare people were well right until they became sick and died. The greatest cause of personal bankruptcy was and is a health care need. So , all in all what "Democracy" were you discussing? Almost all sane presidents from FDR have supported Social Security and Medicare. The idea of the ACA aka Obamacare goes back to TR and as I recall it was pushed through and trumpeted by Mitt Romney. So what is wrong with portable insurance, coverage of young adults, the end of caps, and insurance that is not a scam? Everyone should be covered, no one should go to an emergency room for anything but an emergency! People should have coverage and for sure it is through the private sector and private doctors, the American capitalistic way! So what are you bloviating about?

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3lajoci(539 comments)posted 1 year ago

Dear Hanna,

You and your little defenders need to switch off FauxNews and find another source of information, because right now, your information level is low, very, very low.

Matter of fact, you and your little defenders should immediately demonstrate your sincere rejection of the socio-economic umbrellas provided by the rest of us and renounce your Social Security and Medicare benefits immediately. Now. Burn those cards and vow never to use those government provided benefits as a matter of principle.

You paid for them, you say? Well, I say you NEVER paid anywhere near what those benefits were actually worth, so your protestations of worthiness ring hollow as long as you slurp away at the public trough.

Seriously! Climb down off the FakeNews anti-Obama bandwagon before your nose starts to grow to Hannity/Bill-O/Rush-bo/Beck-O proportions.

You won't like it when you look into the mirror.

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4jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 1 year ago

Iajoc & 12 other people watch MSNBC.

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