Morning Bell: It’s Time to Defund Obamacare
by Rob Bluey, Heritage Foundation, September 18, 2013
The movement to defund Obamacare has reached a critical moment. According to news reports, House Republicans are deciding this morning whether they will use a government funding bill to stop the unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable health care law.
With less than two weeks until the government takeover of health care, it’s time for Republicans and Democrats to put aside party politics and do right by the American people: Stop Obamacare before it’s too late.
>>> Today at noon ET: Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) and Dr. Tim Shepherd answer your questions about defunding Obamacare
Four new polls over the past week have confirmed mounting concerns about the law. You could lose your current health coverage, see your hours cut at work, and end up with bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor.
Here’s a sampling of where Americans stand on Obamacare:
Americans recognize that Obamacare is bad for our country. Labor unions have sought relief from it; Democrats have called it a “train wreck,” and Washington’s political class is getting exemptions or special treatment.
The American people aren’t so fortunate. But their message appears to be breaking through to Capitol Hill.
Over the course of the summer, a growing chorus of grassroots activists spoke up and made their voices heard at events like Heritage Action’s town hall meetings. Bloomberg’s Josh Greenpredicted they “could end up being the sleeper events of the political season and major factor in the fiscal and budgetary showdowns soon to come.”
Even in New York City, where Heritage unveiled a massive billboard last week, the message is sinking in. Heritage’s Chris Jacobs was in Times Square to ask people for their perspectives on Obamacare. (Watch the video below.)
Let’s face it: Obamacare was a mistake. It’s time for Washington to acknowledge the problem and defund Obamacare.
We may not all agree on the solution for America’s health care system, but an increasing number of Americans agree that Obamacare is the wrong prescription.
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