Sunday, July 21, 2013

Obama supporters trying to escape ObamaCare

Three large unions have gone public in their terror about ObamaCare. The Teamsters, UFCW and Unite-Here wrote an open letter to Honorable Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi saying that ObamaCase will destroy the 40-hour work week.

Ed Rogers says the plane wreck of ObamaCare has been underreported. Washington Post

The fact is that the crater of Obamacare is getting deeper, with sharper edges. The unions are first-tier political allies of President Obama and the Democratic Party, and it was surely their last resort to put their grievances with Obamacare in writing in the public sphere. A lot must have happened behind the scenes before they felt sufficiently frustrated with the Obama administration to take this step.

In a joint letter, James P. Hoffa of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of the UFCW and D. Taylor of UNITE-HERE state that Obamacare will “destroy the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class” and “destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.” And they highlight their buyer’s remorse:

"We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us."

You can feel their anxiety and boiling frustration coming through.

What does falling apart look like for Obamacare, if not this?

Remember when Obama repeatedly promised "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor"?

One of the frequently asked questions on the HHS Web site is, “Can I keep my own doctor?” The HHS answer to this question has evolved; currently, the answer is, “Depending on the plan you choose in the Marketplace, you may be able to keep your current doctor.” (Emphasis is mine.) In other words, the HHS language are weasel words that can be interpreted as “No, you cannot keep your own doctor.” Obamacare makes sure that it’s impractical or just plain impossible to do so.

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