President Barack Obama has repeatedly took his detractors to task about the Affordable Care Act that has caused so much controversy in the United States of America over the last few years. On March 31, 2014, a critical deadline passed where millions of Americans were in danger of being fined if they had not enrolled in some sort of health insurance program. Now, even as seven million people did respond to the coercive and basically unconstitutional tactics by enrolling, the implementation of Obama’s prized namesake law has been a bitter disaster.
It started with the rollout of the infamous website that was supposed to be the portal for people to enroll or at least compare coverages. Then there was the even more infamous “if you like your doctor you can keep him” bit. Here’s the thing that is craziest about Obamacare so far. Obama claims over and over again that attempts to repeal the law are silly and fruitless as the ACA is here to stay, he says in his trademark catchy manner. Well, funny thing about that Mr. Obama. You yourself have done more work at repealing Obamacare than anyone else.
Think about it. This big monstrous deadline that has everyone hyped up passed without incident. Why? Because almost anyone in America could circumvent it by just simply saying they were having a hard time financially. No need to prove it. No looking into your overall financial picture. Politicians even openly referred to it as an “honor system.” So, if anyone actually gets fined over Obamacare, they are either the world’s most honest person or a complete idiot (possibly both at the same time).
No, Obama may not be actively trying to repeal his own legislation, but actively continuing to give people a way to get around the law is just as good. This should buy enough time for someone out there to make a real repeal effort, as no doubt the Republicans would be more than willing to, especially if they are fortunate enough to capture a piece of the Senate this November.
So, the next time you hear someone complaining about the Republicans trying to repeal Obamacare, remind them that they are only following in the footsteps of the President, who is disassembling his own law on a daily basis. Meanwhile, they brag about seven million people signing up, when you legally forced them to do so.
As more regulations are supposed to hit this fall, and with a promise of another round of insurance policy cancellations already slated for the mailbag, nothing is going to get better for the ACA. Expect Obama to continue right on granting extensions or allowing people wide leverage in getting around the law probably right up until the moment he leaves office.
Who needs to repeal a law when the perpetrators of the law are so eager to make it useless and effect-less themselves?