PELOSI'S BIG MISTAKE
OPENS FRONT TO HALT OBAMACARE
STATES CAN BLOCK INSURANCE EXCHANGESURGENT: With ObamaCare under deliberation in a split and politicized Supreme Court; Kagan NOT recused; and 2 years of contention and economic disaster since the bill was rammed through Congress – time to reverse course is short!
HERE'S SOMETHING WE THE PEOPLE CAN DO!
Thanks to the Democrats' sloppy legislation writing, States can block ObamaCare just by refusing to implement Health Insurance Exchanges!
And as a recent Congressional hearing and new CBO scoring have just revealed, cost estimates for ObamaCare have DOUBLED heading to $2 TRILLION, and Obama's latest budget estimates for subsidizing these State pay-offs, oops, exchanges, is already up $111 billion from last year's budget – and they don't even kick in until 2014! STOP THEM NOW!
Here's why: ObamaCare offers "premium assistance" – tax credits and Federal taxpayer dollar subsidies – to households purchasing coverage through new State health insurance exchanges. Democrats knew this assistance was essential to hide much of the law's cost and reduce the vast premium hikes Americans will face after ObamaCare goes into effect in 2014. If consumers had to directly absorb the full cost of nationalizing one sixth of our economy, the already strong support for repeal would skyrocket!
So ObamaCare authorizes premium assistance in State-run exchanges (Section 1311) but in a glaring failure, not Federal ones (Section 1321). In other words, a State refusal to create an exchange will act as a clear mechanism to block much of ObamaCare's spending and paralyze implementation of the law.
The States can stop ObamaCare in its tracks just by refusing to establish insurance exchanges!
And just recently three more gigantic ObamaCare lies were exposed, showing the destructive power of this unconstitutional "law":
Lie #1: "Now, add it all up, and the plan I'm proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years." – Barack Obama, September 2009 address to joint session of CongressThe Congressional Budget Office's updated report, and the estimated cost of ObamaCare over a decade is now scored at a crippling $1.76 trillion, or nearly twice what Democrats told us in 2009. Worse, this estimate won't "true up" until next year's 10-year cost estimate, which will certainly exceed $2 trillion.
Lie #2: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." – Barack Obama, August 2009 address and repeated countless times thereafterAccording to The Hill, "Four million Americans can expect to lose their employer-provided healthcare by 2016, according to the revised figures, far more than the 1 million people estimated last year." That is 4 million more people and rising than Obama promised in his 2009 speech. By 2022, the CBO says that number could reach 20 million Americans.
The new CBO update and the findings of recent Congressional hearings confirm a sharp, uninterrupted trend-line of ObamaCare becoming increasingly expensive and decreasingly effective with each new scoring update.
ObamaCare means socialized, government-run, rationed healthcare that will bankrupt America!
The States MUST resist!
Lie #3: "Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." – Barack Obama, September 2009 address to joint session of CongressThe Department of Health and Human Services finalized its rule that establishes state healthcare exchanges. In direct violation of the promise of Obama's vaunted Executive Order 13535, those plans will collect from every premium payer every month a mandated $1 surcharge to fund abortions. Obama's HHS will use accounting gimmicks to circumvent the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits direct taxpayer funding of abortion.
Former Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan made a deal with Obama over this issue in 2010, refusing to vote for ObamaCare until Obama included a "ban" on funding abortion, but Obama lied.
So now, TAXPAYERS are going to be FORCED by the millions into ObamaCare against their will, and FORCED to pay for abortion against their will.
I'll be honest with you, after two long years of fighting against this monstrosity, I never dreamed we would find a weapon this potentially lethal to defeat ObamaCare. Frankly, I am a bit chagrined that it took this long to find such a major, damaging loophole in implementation. But weeding through 2,000 plus pages of sloppy language, manipulations and downright creepy coercions – all designed to force our compliance while obfuscating the horrible truths about socialized medicine – is one heck of an onerous task.
Fortunately, the work was apparently just as daunting to the Obama-cons and Pelosi-bots who, in their quest to shove ObamaCare down our throats, forgot to check their own work for errors and omissions. And oh my, what a major omission they made!
Again, if the States REFUSE to create Insurance Exchanges, the Administration has NO WAY to fund the implementation of ObamaCare.
This is a major strategy YOU NEED TO GET YOUR STATE TO PURSUE! Now we know how to stop ObamaCare, no matter how corrupt, spineless and craven a Republican-majority Congress may continue to be. Our task now is to fax our State officials, enlighten them to Pelosi's massive mistake and demand that our States flatly REFUSE to establish health insurance exchanges. IT REALLY IS THIS SIMPLE.
THE CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING AUTHORIZATION IS NOT IN THE LAW. IF THE STATES WILL HOLD FIRM, OBAMACARE CAN BE KILLED! FAX YOUR STATE NOW! MAKE SURE YOUR STATE REFUSES OR REVOKES ANY HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE!
In a recent budget hearing, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House tax-writing committee questioned why Obama administration spending estimates for State insurance subsidies for the exchanges were up by $111 billion from a year ago.
Obama's fiscal 2013 budget request, released Feb. 13, projected that subsidies for low-income and working-class people to buy individual policies through the State exchanges would total $478 billion through 2021. But the administration pegged the cost at $367 billion over the same period in its fiscal 2012 budget proposal.
Kathleen Sebelius of HHS could not explain the huge increase, saying the estimate appears in the Treasury Department's budget. According to Congressional experts, the increase "cannot be explained by legislative changes or new economic assumptions, and therefore must reflect substantial changes in underlying assumptions" about the way the subsidies would work. Or is that NOT work?
Medicaid systems, meanwhile, are in disarray. The exchange subsidies and Medicaid are related because people who seek insurance through the exchanges will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid if they earn poverty-level wages or are unemployed. Welcome to the ObamaCare fast track to universal coverage / single payer / 100% government run socialist healthcare!
Changes Congress has made to the healthcare law since it was enacted in 2010 were supposed to militate against this pressure, and contain Medicaid enrollment and costs. But Kentucky, New Hampshire, Kansas and Louisiana have moved aggressively toward mandatory managed care during the past six months in order to address rapidly expanding state Medicaid budget burdens. Other states, including Florida and Georgia, are poised to move quickly down the same path. These dramatic policy shifts in the name of "integration" and cost savings are already causing major controversy and public outcry, provider and service disruptions, and reductions in quality of care. THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE! YOU NEED TO TELL THE STATES – STOP OBAMACARE COLD!
Thank you. I know I can count on you to defend LIFE AND LIBERTY!
Sincerely to Save America,
Mary Lewis, Chair