Yesterday marked the four year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘Obamacare.’ In the four years since the legislation was implemented, the damage wrought on American families due to setbacks, failures and shortcomings of the law is extensive.
Obamacare effectively eliminates health care freedom; the freedom to choose your own doctors and health insurance plans without penalty from government if you do not choose unneeded options. This presents a major threat to Americans’ prosperity, their careers and the opportunities to find good jobs.
The negative impacts of Obamacare are felt across the country – from New York City native, Hallie Neill, an opera singer who lost her health insurance plan she had for over 20 years, to Christina Malo’s family of five in California who cannot afford health care coverage and will be fined as a result because of Obamacare mandates.
Chan Bailey and his wife, retired, from Washington state saw premiums on their “perfect fit” coverage increase a minimum of 20% each year as a result of new government requirements and mandates. The plan was then cancelled altogether and they now cannot afford even what they are told is the “most affordable” plan available. They are now hoping to build their own health care savings account for medical bills down the road.
“Obamacare is punishing millions of American families. The law passed with the promise of insuring the uninsured is simply increasing health care costs, decreasing the quality of care. Americans are losing their health insurance while Big Government and Big Business grants exemptions to avoid the pain inflicted on the rest of us,” said Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. “The anniversary of Obamacare reminds us that people across America want their health care freedom back and Tea Party Patriots will continue to stand for personal freedom and health care freedom for all Americans.”
On Tuesday, March 25th, the Tea Party Patriots will be at the Supreme Court to stand up against an Obamacare mandate that threatens religious freedoms during the Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case.