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IS OBAMA’S “SIGNATURE LEGISLATION” ALL ABOUT CONTROL?

by Sharon Rondeau

“Obamacare” is the health care law about which Rep. Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it.”

(Aug. 28, 2013) — In an exclusive report, Reuters revealed on Wednesday that agreements between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and health insurance carriers would not be signed as originally planned between September 5 and 9, in anticipation of the implementation of the health care “exchanges” to be established by “Obamacare.”

The law was signed by Obama on March 23, 2010 and challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 by 26 states.  The majority opinion, which was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, stated that the “individual mandate” for every American to buy insurance could be considered a tax, even though the law did not present it as a tax, nor was the case argued that it was a tax.

The law requires that every person buy health insurance by March 31, 2014 or pay a 1% tax on income “unless certain conditions apply.”

Whether or not Obama was eligible to sign the legislation or any other bill, executive order or treaty remains an open question, particularly in light of the fact that a law enforcement investigation determined last year that the birth certificate image uploaded to the White House website in 2011 purported to be Obama’s is a “computer-generated forgery.”

The Cold Case Posse, which conducted the probe that is still ongoing, is pressing Congress for an investigation into the forgery.  Lead investigator Mike Zullo also revealed that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is fraudulent.  Obama is suspected of using a Social Security number not assigned to him, as he purportedly grew up in Hawaii but his number indicates that it was assigned from Connecticut.

At town hall meetings held over the congressional August recess, many congressmen were unwilling to acknowledge the forgery and fraud which appear to have placed and maintained Obama in the White House, perhaps illegally and unconstitutionally.

Just as Obama’s eligibility was never vetted, his regime declared in July that applications for federal subsidies for health insurance premiums would be accepted “on the honor system,” without verifying financial eligibility.  Instead, “attestations” of eligibility will be accepted from applicants.  In 2009, this writer received a letter from her congressman stating that Obama “attested to his birth in Hawaii” and was therefore qualified to serve as president under Article II, Section 1, clause 5.  However, scholars and constitutional attorneys have since stated that Obama is not eligible because of his dual citizenship at birth, having been born to a father who was a British citizen.

A “Federal Data Services Hub” has been established ostensibly to determine applicants’ eligibility for the subsidies, although many have misgivings about its potential for disseminating the personal information on millions of Americans.

The Obama regime delayed making scheduled cuts to the Medicare Advantage program until after the 2012 presidential election.  Approximately $716 billion has been cut from Medicare and is predicted to “lead to a reduction in the quality of care for seniors who rely on the program to secure access to needed medical services.”  A reduction in Medicare payments to physicians was predicted even before the bill was passed.  “Obamacare” websites say that the quality of care will improve and medical costs reduced.

The health care law has shown itself to be fraught with problems, and Obama has unilaterally declared that certain components will be delayed.  In early July, the White House stated that the employer mandate for companies with 50 or more employees to provide medical insurance will be delayed one year, until January 1, 2015.  The explanation from the White House was that employers needed “more time to comply with the rules.”

Health care exchanges to be operated by participating states or by the federal government are slated to begin taking enrollees on October 1.  The bill allows for an expansion of the Medicaid program, although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no state can be “coerced” by the federal government to do so.

California and Oregon have announced delays past the October 1 date for the opening of their exchanges.

Many have questioned the White House’s decision to announce delays in portions of the bill.  Constitutionally, only Congress can pass, alter, or repeal legislation.  Some have called Obama’s singular moves “impeachable offenses.”

Early in the implementation of features of the legislation, the regime had missed a third of its own deadlines.

A spokesman for HHS said the exchanges will open on schedule.

A component of the bill allows “navigators” to “collect consumers’ private data,” which has raised concerns as to with whom the information will be shared.

Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have launched the “Don’t Fund It!” campaign, which urges constituents to demand that their congressmen pledge not to provide funding for any aspect of the bill.

Employers across the country are reducing their employees’ hours so as to avoid the employer mandate, even though it has been delayed a year by White House fiat.

The U.S. Constitution enumerates 18 specific powers to the Congress, which does not include regulating health care or forcing anyone to purchase a product.  The Supreme Court held that the health care law was not permissible under the Commerce Clause contained in Article I, as its proponents had argued.

Some argue that Obamacare is not about health care, but rather, about “control.”  Just before the law passed, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”

The government watchdog legal organization Judicial Watch is considering filing a lawsuit over Obama’s “rewriting” of Obamacare.

 

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  1. Delay, delay, delay; how about cancel… would this not be the prudent thing to do at this point??? Why do we continue to support this fraud along with his fraudulent, extortion scheme?