|- Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Thursday, June 28, 2012
I was hoping against all odds that the will of the people would prevail. However, inside my heart I knew that it was hopeless. Nine impartial and totally objective Americans with no personal interests, outside influences, or opinions have decided the fate of millions of Americans for generations to come. It was interesting to ponder why one Supreme Court justice who helped draft Obamacare, did not recuse herself from this decision – the stakes of fundamental transformation of America must have been too high to follow ethical standards.
The best health care system in the world has succumbed to the weight, power, influence, and money of Republicans and Democrats in Congress who are no longer serving “we the people,” and to faceless socialist bureaucrats who find it rewarding to control and destroy other people’s lives.
Speaker John Boehner immediately released a statement, assuring the American people that “Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the people and will not repeat the mistakes that gave our country Obamacare.”
Mr. Boehner, with all due respect, apparently this President does not listen to the people, he only listens to his people who have voted him into office and continue to support his destructive policies.
Republicans had many opportunities to make real positive changes to the insurance part of the health care system and to the much-needed tort reform. Yet Republicans have done nothing and, to add insult to injury, have allowed themselves to be bribed into voting for Obamacare. Words are cheap. Uncle Sam has been comatose for years and finally demised today.
“The president’s health care law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety. What Americans want is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to health care reform that will protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost.” (John Boehner, Speaker of the House, June 28, 2012)
Fifty percent of Americans who are on welfare, here illegally, die-hard communists, Congress people and their families who will not be subjected to Obamacare, and those who stand to gain financially are applauding the passage of this frightening law. Unfortunately, the other 50 percent of the population are mourning the loss of medical freedom and choice.
The federal government was established with limited powers. Forcing individuals to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States is still unconstitutional in spite of the Supreme Court ruling. The Supremes have now deemed the individual mandate a tax.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 23, 2010 is still an abomination, thousands of pages long, which violates the Commerce Clause because the individual mandate is not tied to any economic activity much less voluntary activity.
“Article I, Section 8, clause 1 of the United States Constitution, commonly referred to as the Taxing and Spending Clause, also fails to support the mandate. If the mandate is a tax, it is a direct tax on individuals or an excise tax. As a direct tax, the mandate fails to pass constitutional muster. It also fails as an excise tax because excise taxes are levied on goods or things not on people as a condition of their existence.” (Issue Briefing - American Center for Law and Justice)
Obamacare forces medical personnel to provide abortions as a mandatory health benefit, contraceptives, and abortifacients even though the President insisted, “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.” Since when is the killing of millions of unborn Americans a medical necessity? Liberals scream about the mistreatment and killing of animals but find it perfectly fine to kill the unborn, it is their choice. They should count their lucky stars that their moms did not find their birth an inconvenient “choice.”
Obamacare is a massive federal power grab and the largest tax increases ever imposed on the American economy. Two new additional entitlement programs will add massive budget deficits and debt to our country. Immense regulatory power has been given to the Health and Human Services over every aspect of our national health care system. Billions of dollars will flow into states to twist their arms to form the “health care exchanges.” Americans who will not get insurance through their employers will be forced into these socialized medicine exchanges. The new federal bureaucracies will micromanage every aspect of your lives. (Amy Payne, Obamacare after the Court, June 28, 2012)
The regime elites and the very rich will now have their own separate stellar hospitals and polyclinics while the rest of us will fight over the dreadful socialized medical care “exchanges.” We will be exchanging freedom over our bodies for the pills that we need to survive as long as we are not deemed too fat to waste treatment on, don’t smoke, don’t drink, exercise daily, eat what the nutritional police proscribe and HHS demands.
For those of you who think communist health care is great because it is free, you are right. You get free euthanasia, free medicine that is in short supply, free denial of service, free denial of necessary lab tests, free long wait for emergency medical procedures, free care for illegals that you subsidize, and free rationing of care based on age and insufficient funding. When that happens to you, remember that your vote had consequences, which you did not foresee when you were carried away by the promise of “free” and “social justice.”
I am so sad because I now have to live again in a communist state similar to that which I had fled from decades ago. I will be subjected to the horrors of socialized medicine again. I have experienced it firsthand and I know what it does to people, but I was outvoted by millions of ignorant Americans and useful idiots.