Oxymoron: “a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction”
The Affordable Care Act (you probably know it as Obamacare) is a perfect example. The ACA doesn’t make health care affordable and will eventually lead to worse medical care. But we are plunging headlong towards disaster anyway despite Ted Cruz’s Senate effort today.
The “affordable” part of this oxymoron is becoming readily apparent as people see their 2014 insurance premiums. I read this story this morning that should send a chill down anyone’s back who is waiting to see the impact of the ACA on your family budget.
“Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Kentucky say their health insurance nearly tripled overnight from $333 a month to $965 due to Obamacare. “
How can families survive this increase?
Of course the politicians who crafted the ACA new what was going to happen. Now they can blame “big insurance” and try to move down the road to a single payer government health system.
This is going to destroy family budgets across the nation; and it doesn’t have to be this way. But Washington doesn’t have the courage to do this. Regardless of the how the sellout to continue to fund Obamacare occurs in the Washington, it is almost certain that it will happen.
What we have said all along, and what we continue to maintain, is that the entire premise of the ACA is a violation of the 10th Amendment. Period.
Therefore, the claims by statists from both parties that this is the “law of the land” are false. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, both agreed that a federal law that blatantly violates the Federal Constitution is effectively no law at all and the states should consider them null and void. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s rulings on this issue, each sovereign state is still a party to the Constitution in which they enumerated powers given to their agent (the Feds) are strictly limited to the powers defined in Article 1 Section 8. And this relationship is reiterated in the 10th Amendment.
And try though you might, you will find no power enumerated that gives the Feds any authority to implement any of this nonsense.
The states are the only buttress left for your personal and economic freedom. And Virginia can and should protect your rights under our state Constitution. And this can be done specifically by:
Not getting roped into the Medicaid Expansion and enforcing the already passed Health Care Act Freedom Act in Virginia that prohibits the Feds from mandating health care coverage. Virginia has the right to do this, are legally obligated to protect your rights and we can do this and if you REALLY want to stop Obamacare..
State level action is almost certainly the only way it will work.