Thursday, January 15, 2015

Obama File: Will the New Congress Work at Repealing Obamacare and Other Important Issues?

In 2013, Politifact made President Obama's statement, the Lie of the Year:
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
As reported by Cortney O'Brien, the Heritage Foundation Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC (Rep. Chris Smith) also exposed (reminded) another misleading statement:
On Sept 9, 2009 in a joint session of Congress, Obama said in his health care reform, under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion. In an eleventh hour ploy to garner a remnant of pro-life congressional Democrats absolutely needed to pass the Affordable Care Act, the president issued an executive order on March 24, 2010 and said, ‘The act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to duly created health insurance exchanges.
Smith also stated:
Obamacare violates the Hyde funding by funding insurance plans and by paying for abortion on demand. Despite an appalling degree of non-transparency and obfuscation by the Obama administration, an extensive audit by the Government Accountability Office found in September that 1,036 Obamacare exchanges covered elective abortion. GAO also found that separate billing of the abortion surcharge required by the act is not being enforced, the abortion funding premium, and again, this is in 2015 now, is being illegally rolled into the total plan cost. Health care consumers are therefore buying health care insurance with little or no knowledge that they are purchasing abortion subsidizing plans.
Hopefully, the new Congress will put this on the top five things to do for 2015 – repeal Obamacare.
In the meantime, the House of Representatives passed a bill to defund Obama's unconstitutional amnesty. Hopefully the Senate will join the House in the bill's passage. 
Americans are both anxious and skeptical about the GOP majority Congress. Now that the new Representatives and Senators are sworn in, will this be a repeat from the "Contract With America" fiasco of the 1990s?  

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