Friday, September 27, 2013

Hartzler: Fourth District deserves better than Obamacare

In my current situation, the only thing that is going to keep me from having to spend an extra $350 a month for health insurance is Obamacare. A reeasonably priced health insurance premium that will take someone who has a pacemaker without charging extra. I am sure I am not the only one who appreciates being able to actually afford health insurance. That doesn't stop people like Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who has an incredibly good Congressional health insurance plan, from continuing to rail against Obamacare, as she does in her latest report.
As of this writing, the next phase of the ObamaCare health care takeover is set to take effect on October 1st, with the launch of the new health insurance exchanges for individuals.
 It has been more than three and a half years since ObamaCare was jammed through Congress, and Americans are painfully learning more about the hostile takeover of the best health care system in the world. Although multiple reports of computer glitches and pricing uncertainties with the exchanges have surfaced, the Obama Administration has decided to march forward, anyway. The Administration has buckled due to criticism from major companies and has ordered a one year delay for the employer mandate, But it has refused to grant any relief for average Americans who are now forced to comply with a law that is confusing, at best, and unworkable, at worst.
 ObamaCare is an obstacle to the growth of small businesses as employers are keeping payrolls under 50 employees to avoid expensive compliance requirements that are triggered when 50 or more workers are employed. The unintended consequence is that businesses considering expanding have put those plans on hold. Additionally, employers are cutting hours to avoid ObamaCare’s 30-hour full time trigger that forces employers to provide government approved health insurance or face heavy fines. This is an unacceptable recipe for economic turmoil.
 It’s bad enough that this law is not ready for prime time; if left intact, over the next decade, ObamaCare will impose at least $500 billion in new taxes on the American people. Clearly, the Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor caring. The people of Missouri’s 4th District deserve better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Turner,

All I can say in regards to your remarks at the beginning of this article is you are welcome.

I was recently advised that due to Obamacare my health insurance premiums were going to increase $150 per month. This will only be until my health care policy becomes illegal under Obamacare due to its high deductable. Upon checking prices, I have found that my health care cost will increase nearly $5,000 per year if I accept the government substidy. Should I chose not to accept the substidy, my health care will increase $10,000 a year. Not to mention that thirteen Missouri hosptials will not be included in my plan. Two of which are the best in the state, Barnes in St. Louis and Childrens Mercy in Kansas City.

I realize that their are people out there that will benefit from the implementation of Obamacare. However, there is a larger number (of working Americans) that will penalized by Obamacare. We will be paying for those benefits so, you are welcome.