Gosar Distorts Facts About Health Care Act

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Editor:

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.

Raymond Spatti

Comments

Ronald Hamric 8 months, 2 weeks ago

"The average price for the lowest-cost ObamaCare "bronze" plan in eight states is 122% higher than the cheapest plan currently available in those states, according to an IBD analysis of rate filings and a recent Government Accountability Office report. "

You just might move back from the trough long enough to see the real facts. How's that koolaid taste?

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Ronald Hamric 8 months, 2 weeks ago

And the latest:

"Most of the 24 health care co-ops created under Obamacare are in danger of running out of money before they even begin offering health insurance to consumers, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services.": Washington Examiner 8-8-2013

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Walter Coleman 8 months ago

Thankful for Paul Gosar and his common sense approach to government. Obamacare is a mandatory program. Everybody will be forced to participate or pay a penalty. Why would a penalty be needed if it is such a great deal? Jan Brewer actions were taken not because Obamacare is a good program. It was to insure Arizona would receive future Federal Funds. Not a good move. Americans overwhelmingly oppose Obamacare. As Pelosi said "you will have to vote for it to see what is in the bill." It is all coming to light now. Congress wants no part of it for themselves or their employees. If it is good enough for the American people it should be good enough for them. IRS the enforcer is asking an exemption for their agency. Obama to the rescue. Another bribe to disquiet opposition.

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