Editorial: Jagged little pill — A message for lawmakers fretting over Obamacare’s due-date
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Jul 30, 2013 | 2055 views |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The following is a message for conservative Republican members of Congress and their loved ones. Are you feeling pressure as the calendar drifts toward 2014? Do mentions of Obamacare send you into a rage?

Do you awaken at night mumbling about “death panels” and the “IRS in charge of health records?” Does the prospect of an American public valuing the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act as much as it does Medicare and Social Security put you into a panic?

Then Nobamacare might be right for you?

The makers of Nobamacare understand that health-care reform rollout has been long and filled with false promise. A portion of the skeptical public was once easily fished in by tall-tales of death panels. A groundswell of doubt and uncertainty about the future of health care was enough to drive voters to the polls in 2010. “Socialized medicine” worked wonders at the ballot box. Before Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection victory it seemed actually possible to repeal Obamacare.

Now a sad reality is setting in, particularly for the most ideologically rigid in Congress. Flawed and imperfect as it is, Obamacare will eventually take full effect. Opponents’ scare tactics surrounding it will be put to the test, and will be found wanting. Once that happens Obamacare will become as much of an institution as Medicare and Social Security, two government programs conservatives would love to suffocate but can’t because Americans treasure them.

To put it bluntly: Once Obamacare takes root in the middle of this decade it will be virtually impossible to kill.

We at Nobamacare understand the panic this creates. We see it played out as many Republican congressmen now argue to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded. The pain is sharpened when so many of these lawmakers’ Republican colleagues pooh-pooh the no-funding notion as unworkable.

Now is the time to ask your doctor if Nobamacare is right for you. Nobamacare takes away the worry and leaves you with an easy feeling and a resolve to repair Obamacare’s rough spots instead of merely tearing it down.
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