There’s no sugarcoating this. It’s a scandal pure and simple.
Today President Obama delivered a major speech touting the success of Obamacare. And guess where he delivered this important speech…
…the national conference of the Catholic Health Association.
It’s no secret that the Catholic Health Association has long done the bidding of the Obama Administration on Obamacare, including providing cover to Catholic politicians who voted for the law against the recommendations of the USCCB.
Moreover, the Obama Administration has continued to pit the perceived authority of the CHA against the Bishops in an effort to whitewash the catastrophic impact of the HHS Mandate on Catholic owned businesses, charities, and schools.
The truth: Obama’s health care law may soon be imperiled by a major Supreme Court decision. And so that’s why he’s looking once again to use the Church to impart a Catholic “seal of approval” on his signature law.
And sadly Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic hospital lobby, was only too willing to comply.
So it’s up to us, the Catholic laity, to tell people the truth about this law. We’ve assembled a few facts on Obamacare that so you can share them with your friends and family.
Health insurance costs soaring: President Obama promised that health care premiums for a family of four would decrease by $2500 a year; instead the costs have increased every year. And health insurers across the country say costs will rise again in 2016.
Americans skipping care: According to a recent story by USA Today, “Coverage long considered the gold standard of health insurance now often requires workers to pay so much out-of-pocket that they feel they must skip doctor visits, put off medical procedures, avoid filling prescriptions and ration pills — much as the uninsured have done.”
Obamacare is killing jobs: The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that Obamacare will cost American families a total of 2.5 million jobs by 2024.
Fines threaten poor and vulnerable. Obamacare mandates and fines if imposed, would prevent charities like the Little Sisters of the Poor from helping the weak and vulnerable. Some fines are $2,000 per year. Others are $100 per employee per day.
Fact: Obamacare is paying for abortions. A report by the Government Accountability Office confirmed that 1,036 Obamacare plans paid for abortions. This despite repeated promises by President Obama that no federal funds would pay for the killing of innocent human life.
And get this — in the latest polls released this week, the American people are more opposed to Obamacare than ever before. In fact, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that support for Obamacare is at a record low of 39%.
The President’s health care reform isn’t delivering on its promises. While Catholics have long supported efforts to provide healthcare to the needy and uninsured, this massive bureaucratic nightmare of a law is creating more problems than it is solving.
CV has long supported the repeal of Obamacare and replacing it with commonsense reforms that assist the uninsured while unleashing market forces to drive down costs. Finally, fundamental protections for privacy, conscience, and religious liberty must be secured above all else.
With the Supreme Court expected to rule any day on whether large portions of the law have been administered illegally, you can count on us to tell you the truth.