Conservatives have been saying for years that Obamacare is bad for everyone's health. Yet, when labor unions and the federal government reject the bill's provisions, you know it's a disaster.
Congressional staffers are exempt from the new health care law's higher costs. Labor thinks it will destroy the 40-hour workweek, and uncertainty about the law's adverse effects has businesses taking defensive postures and putting plans on hold.
That's why the Tea Party Patriots (TPP) and other pro-liberty groups are rallying on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in D.C. on Tuesday, September 10: to get an exemption for the rest of us.
Dubbed the "Exempt America Rally," TPP plans to ask a simple question on September 10: if members of Congress are allowed an exemption from this regulatory nightmare, why aren't we?
"If the law isn't good enough for Big Business, Big Labor, or Big Government, then it isn't good enough for the American people," TPP declared touting the upcoming Exempt America Rally.
After all, the bill's effects are already putting people's health care plans in the crosshairs:
- Today, it was announced today that UPS would be dropping 15,000 spouses from their health care plan, citing Obamacare as the reason.
- And, in New Jersey, Obamacare is set to destroy a program that 100,000 residents already use, and a school district has been forced to cut teachers' hours.
In response to these developments, specifically concerning UPS, the HHS said:
"The health care law will make health insurance more affordable, strengthen small businesses and make it easier for employers to provide coverage to their workers."
So, in other words, have no fear, for big government is here!
At his August 9 press conference, President Obama gave a long anecdote about how Obamacare is benefiting 85% of Americans, who already have health insurance. Ironically, he said, "The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care."
Given how the IRS doesn't want the program - and how it's forcing people from their current plans - it seems that it's the new law, not the Republican Party, that's making sure that people won't have health care coverage or will have coverage that is of poor quality.