From the earliest days of the introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been praising it as the greatest thing since sliced bread. No matter how many problems or how much it raises the cost of healthcare for millions of Americans she continues to sing the praises of Obamacare proving that she is not a mentally stable person who should be committed to an institution for the mentally insane.
The first hint of her mental instability came when she proudly told America that Congress needed to pass the bill just to find out what’s in it. Although laughable and foolish, Pelosi was serious and thought that she was speaking the truth and that all America would swallow it hook, line and sinker.
After Obamacare had been passed, expert after expert began realizing what the bill contained and began warning of the rising costs of healthcare. Analysts from coast to coast told us that Obamacare was increasing taxes on everyone including the poor and elderly, cost of medical services would increase, the number of doctors would decrease, access to healthcare would be more restricted and the cost of health insurance policies would increase significantly. But through it all, Pelosi told Americans time and time again just how much more affordable healthcare would be and that people would have more access to the medical care they needed.
Since the launch of the Obamacare exchange enrollment began on Oct. 1, the program has seen nothing but problem after problem. Obama has been illegally throwing exemption and extensions around like confetti at a parade welcoming home a war hero. Regardless of what Obama has said, millions of Americans lost and are still losing their health insurance. Doctors have been leaving private practice by the droves and many hospitals and medical clinics are refusing to accept Medicaid and other exchange policies. The costs of insurance premiums have increased as much as 70% in some states.
Millions of Americans have had their hours cut by 25% so employers don’t have to provide the more expensive employer provided healthcare. Other Americans have lost their jobs because employers had to cut back staff in order to pay for the benefits they are required to give their employees. Some smaller businesses have closed their doors because they can no longer afford to operate under the new Obamacare rules or their faith will not allow them to take part in the contraception mandate. In the first two and a half months of the open enrollment, 45 states have yet to reach enrollments of 10% of their projected goals.
With all of this happening, on Monday Pelosi told listeners on a conference call:
“It’s worth the trouble. It’s going to be a glorious thing.”
“It’s about life, a healthier life, liberty, the freedom to pursue our happiness. It honors the vows of our founders. A person can follow his or her passion and not be chained by a policy, so they could start a business, be self-employed, change jobs. It’s a very, very exciting thing. And it’s about wellness and prevention. It’s about the health of America, not just the health care for Americans.”
“So we’re very proud of it, and our enthusiasm for it … strengthens our determination to make sure it works.”
Excuse me? Is this woman that far out of touch with reality or has she truly flown over the cuckoo’s nest?
How can she say it’s liberty when we are forced to comply? Where is the freedom to pursue our happiness when the basic health plan costs more than our mortgage?
It honors the vows of our founders? Our founders risked life and everything they owned in a long and bloody war to free us from the tyranny of the British crown. Once they gained that freedom, they wrote the 10th Amendment to prevent the federal government from becoming the same kind of tyrannical overlords that they have now become. Our founders insisted that the states have the rule over the land and people, not the federal government.
Her next statement about pursing our passion without being chained by policy is nothing more than the ravings of a lunatic. The Obama administration has so many rules, restrictions and policies that we are as chained by them as Ebenezer Scrooge was changed to his sins on Christmas Eve. You almost have to be very lucky or a millionaire to start a small business these days.
Being free to change jobs? Millions of Americans can’t find jobs and millions more have to work two or three part time jobs because that’s all they can find. Let’s not forget the millions of Americans that have been cut to part time because of Obamacare and the employer mandate.
Then Pelosi said it’s all about wellness and prevention? Instead of providing affordable healthcare to all Americans, the number of families that will go without insurance is likely to double or triple because of the outrageous cost of exchange policies. That means millions more Americans won’t have access to preventative care or even care when they are sick or injured. A number of medical analysts have said that more Americans will die younger under Obamacare than before it because they are either not covered or the system won’t approve many necessary treatments, especially for the elderly. For a number of elderly Americans with health problems, Obamacare is an early death sentence.
This is what Pelosi is proud of and enthusiastic about. She is so blind to reality that she went on to say:
“By the time we get into the spring, I believe that the Affordable Care Act will either be a wash or a plus for the Democrats going forward, and I don’t think anybody would change his or her vote because of what it means politically.”
I think she’s in for a wakeup call come the 2014 elections as many Democrats are already scrambling and trying to figure out what to do in the face of the Obamacare disasters. In fact, more and more Democrats in both the House and Senate are starting to turn against Obamacare in an effort to save their political lives. As their constituents begin trying to enroll in the exchange programs, they are starting to let their Democratic congressmen know just how unhappy they are and how unlikely they’ll give them their vote in 2014.
Without a doubt, Pelosi’s Monday conference call proves that she is totally insane and needs to be committed to an institution where she can be placed in a padded in a padded room. Give her a computer with no internet access so she can continue to write all of the political fiction she wants.
If Californians continue to vote her back into office, it also proves the saying that California is the land nuts, fruits and flakes!