It is time you prioritize the needs of your constituents who elected you to fully repeal Obamacare.
On behalf of the following, I call on Congress to immediately and fully repeal Obamacare:
- The employees who have had their schedules cut from 40 or more hours per week to less than 30 hours due to Obamacare.
- The even more unfortunate employees who have lost their jobs when Obamacare costs destroyed the companies where they worked to support their families.
- The business owners who lost their life savings and have been forced to close businesses because they could not afford to pay for the huge premium cost increases and the unbelievably high cost of administration for this massive Federal Government program.
- The insured that have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket to unaffordable levels under Obamacare.
- The uninsured who had to pay hefty fines because they chose not to carry health insurance when they exercised their right to make their own decisions about how to allocate their own income and whether or not they would carry health insurance.
- The beleaguered taxpayers who now pay over 20 new taxes directly because of Obamacare.
- The doctors who have been buried with so much additional Obamacare paperwork that it eats up their time and interferes with their ability to care for patients.
- The patients who have lost their doctors and their plans they chose.
- The 70% of U.S. counties that now have no insurer choice or only the choice between two insurers.
- The young folks who have had their rates increased to pay for older folks’ insurance coverage.
Congress, when you now say you will maybe repeal this monstrosity sometime later this year or next, understand that our memories are long. We remember that you said you would have a full repeal bill on Trump’s desk on his first day of office. Then you said you would get it done by January 27th. Your promises are empty and your rhetoric is meaningless now.
When you now say you want to move slowly on repeal, we hear that you don’t care about the diminished work schedules, jobs being lost each day, nor all the unnecessary hardship being caused by your delay.
When you now say you want to propose a replacement plan along with any repeal, we hear that you don’t really want to repeal it because we all know that repeal can never happen if it is tied to Congress agreeing on a replacement plan. Obamacare does not need to be fixed. It needs to be obliterated, and that includes every tax, penalty, mandate, and payoff to big insurance companies. Someone recently gave the analogy that when you have a goat inside your house destroying everything you have, you get rid of the goat before fixing the house.
We understand that you do not feel the same sense of urgency that we do to fully repeal Obamacare because you have exempted yourselves and your staffers from much of the harm done by this law…by illegally forcing taxpayers to cover you and your key staffers, while we struggle to pay for our own coverage every day. It is time you prioritize the needs of your constituents who elected you to fully repeal Obamacare.
Allen Tharp is President of the San Antonio Tea Party.
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