How often have you been attacked by a macaw? You may not know this, but as Senator Rand Paul points out in the video below, Obamacare is creating 72 new medical codes just for bird injuries. Who knew birds were such diverse creatures of pain? Apparently, you can be attacked by birds in 72 different ways. Obamacare is creating thousands of new medical codes, the codes that your physician uses for medical billing, so they can include things like being struck by a turtle. …Like being struck by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? How does this even happen? In all seriousness, the closer Obamacare gets, the more disastrous it looks. Sen. Rand Paul in The Washington Times calls Obamacare unconstitutional.
The 5-4 decision [by the Supreme Court a year ago] declared that the federal government could force Americans to buy health insurance — not just any insurance, but insurance covering procedures dictated by the federal government. Obamacare established a labyrinth of red tape and bureaucracy, colossal even by Washington standards, and most important — penalizes the uninsured through the individual mandate.
If you haven’t been paying attention, you may want to reconsider the ramifications of the individual mandate if you plan on staying uninsured. There are those like Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. who consider the individual mandate a constitutional “tax”. While others like Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. all strongly disagree saying that there is a “critical difference between a tax and a penalty.”
[They] vehemently disagreed, writing in their dissent: “[W]e cannot rewrite the statute to be what it is not.
Sen. Paul writes: Obamacare is still unconstitutional. I still think that Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito got it right.
In addition to potentially causing upward of 20 million Americans to lose their private health insurance policies, [Obamacare] could destroy an estimated 800,000 jobs.
The particular jobs that Obamacare creates are perhaps the most troubling.
Obamacare authorizes 16,000 more jobs at the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS also is given the authority to enforce and police compliance with Obamacare. The same agency that admittedly targeted groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names now is given the responsibility of making sure our individual health care plans fall under the guidelines and restrictions imposed by this administration.
…After the IRS scandal became public, President Obama declared his “outrage” and vowed that those responsible would be held “fully accountable.” Yet nothing has been done.
This means that the IRS will be responsible for enforcing the individual mandate. Is this really the right group to be overseeing this?
[From Gallup]: “Americans are more negative than positive about the health care law’s future impact on their family and on the U.S. in general.
In June, many considered Obamacare a nightmare. Surveying the ramifications of this law a year later, it looks even worse. Even Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, calls it a “huge train wreck.”
Obamacare isn’t looking any better as it gets closer and Sen. Paul in The Washington Times is not getting any more optimistic. What are your thoughts on Obamacare? Comment below.
In this video clip, Senator Paul has a little bit of fun – while making some truly valid points about Obamacare – while speaking at a fundraiser in New Hampshire.
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