“WE’RE NOT GOING BACK”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 3, 2013) — The mainstream media continues to present Obamacare in a favorable light despite more people reported to have lost their health insurance, including adults and children with cancer who must now go without treatment.
The Christian Science Monitor reported that during Obama’s address on Tuesday in the South Court Auditorium at the White House about the Affordable Care Act, the “message” he conveyed was, “Obamacare is back, and this president is back.”
No mention was made of the families and individuals who are now left without insurance because an “affordable” plan comparable to their canceled policies is not available or accessible through the Healthcare.gov website.
CNN reported that the Obama regime considers the repaired website “a work in progress” despite an expenditure of $1 billion.
Obama rejected the notion that his health care law has “failed,” calling it “reform” of “a broken health care system.” Stating that America had “allowed 14,000 people a day to lose their health insurance” prior to the passage of the law, he did not refer to the millions who have been notified that their plans have been canceled effective at the end of the month.
“This law is working and will work into the future,” Obama said, admitting that Obamacare affects “one-sixth of the economy.”
Also on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on presidential overreach during which three of four people testifying stated that Obama and members of his executive branch have caused a constitutional crisis by failing to observe constitutional limits on their power.
Obama stated that the law mandates that health insurance companies must issue a refund if they “spend too much on things like overhead and not enough on their care.” He told his audience that “We’re not going back” despite problems with the website, security, communicating applicants’ information to insurance companies, and
Obama incorrectly stated that the Republicans, who want the law repealed, have not proposed an alternative. On September 18, 2013, The Daily Caller reported that a plan was introduced in the House of Representatives which Republicans claimed would “dramatically open up options for families, and dramatically lower costs.”
“We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” Obama said. He said he would “fight another three years” if necessary to keep the law in place, claiming that it has helped “millions” during its troubled two-month rollout.
During the House Judiciary Committee hearing, the prospect of impeachment was raised by at least three congressmen frustrated with the lack of response by the courts to their subpoena of Eric Holder for documents relating to the Fast & Furious gunrunning operation and Obama himself for refusing to negotiate on certain matters.
“I’m going to need some help to spread the word,” Obama said.
Obama had promised Americans that “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” which was not true.
An Inspector General’s report of the IRS’s ability to provide security and fraud prevention stated that testing revealed continued weaknesses in the system. Various news reports on Tuesday said that as many as 33% of individuals who completed the enrollment process through Healthcare.gov may not actually be covered because of the website’s failure to transfer information to the insurance carrier.
Obama has reportedly offered more money to insurance companies reporting losses because of the failed Healthcare.gov website and higher than anticipated claims made by consumers.