It is really getting frustrating listening to Congressman Paul Gosar distort facts regarding Obamacare just for the sake of his own political expediency. We deserve someone better in Congress, someone who looks out for our interests instead of his own.
He says Obamacare presents the largest peacetime tax increase — not true.
Apparently he never heard of Ronald Reagan’s Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) of 1982.
He says that Obamacare is not workable — not true, states are already gearing up to implement it and even Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer saw the light and decided to implement it.
He says that Obamacare is too expensive — not true; New York has exchange plans that are 50 percent cheaper than current private plans.
He says that Obamacare destroys the relationship with doctors — not true; it is the Republican-sponsored HMO Advantage plans that are destroying relationships with doctors by putting profit-making insurance companies between doctors and patients.
He says that Obamacare limits health options — not true, ever hear of eliminating lifetime caps, or eliminating pre-existent conditions, or letting children be covered to age 26, or free annual health checks for seniors, or the 45,000 Americans who still die each year for lack of health care coverage?
He says Obamacare hurts small business — not true; it contains tax credits for small businesses to offer health care. Besides, of the 28 million small businesses in the U.S., 96 percent won’t even be subject to the plan’s rules, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Thousands of people in Gila County are waiting for the implementation of Obamacare so that they can finally be covered. So are 32 million other Americans who will at last be able to get health care, thanks to President Obama.
Why don’t we have a congressperson who will tell us the truth, that Obamacare is the best thing to come along for the people since Medicare and Social Security.
No wonder we can’t trust Congress any more. It is no longer devoted to the best interest of our people.