For years, Republicans, conservatives and TEA Party members have been warning about the dangers of Obamacare. In return, we've been called racist, homophobic, bigoted, too stupid to know what's good for us, unAmerican, etc. We've been accused of wanting people to just die, of hating women, shoving Granny off a cliff, and wanting autistic children to be out on the street on their own. We're terrorists, hostage takers and suicide bombers. The list goes on.
In 2009, I wrote a letter to the editor stating that the true purpose of Obamacare is to demonize and bankrupt the health insurance industry so we're left with nothing but the government, i.e., Medicaid for all. I can't tell you how much I hate to say “I told you so”, because millions and millions of Americans are hurting badly as a result of this law – laid off or hours cut, and now having their insurance policies canceled and unable to get on the website to sign up for insurance under the exchanges (despite the promise of the President and every other Democrat that 'If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period”). Not that people can afford the offerings on the exchanges – in most cases the premiums are much higher and the deductibles are in the stratosphere. And we're just getting started – wait until next year when employers start receiving notices about group health plans. We're talking tens of millions of cancellations.
Never forget that EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT voted for this mess. It is pitiful to see the Democrat politicians up for re-election next year scrambling to fix this mess – a mess they created because, guess what – they didn't read the bill.
And now we find out that our very own Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has admitted that he knew that many Marylanders would not be able to keep their insurance, but chose to keep silent. One has to wonder why? Was he more interested in promoting Obamacare than in protecting the citizens of his own state? Mr. Brown is responsible for implementing Maryland's version of the law, and apparently our exchange isn't working much better than Healthcare.gov. Funny, I haven't read about that in any of the local newspapers. Again, why? So far, according to Federal numbers, only 1,254 people were able to enroll in Maryland during the month of October, while 73,000 Marylanders were sent cancellation notices. A whopping 90,000 olus signed up for Medicaid.
I don't think it is unreasonable of me, as a taxpaying citizen of the State of Maryland, to expect the Lt. Gov. of my state to be honest with the citizens and to care more about us than he does about partisan politics and making the Obama Administration happy.
Should I expect a call from the IRS now?