Folks this is hot off the press, Obama does not believe that a Health Care Plan has the need for individual mandates. He actually believes that if the Free Market would make it affordable people would purchase health care. Obama states that “folks are trying to avoid getting health care the problem is they can't afford it.”
Well this might not be breaking news but it was his battle cry to edge out Hillary Clinton in his 2008 run for the Democratic nominations. My question is why are we as Republicans, heck as Americans not holding him accountable to this? Let’s look at some things Obama said in the 2008 – 2009 time frames in regards to Healthcare and how he vowed to fix it.
This was reported by Politifact in reference to a Democratic Debate for the 2008 nominations.
At a debate in
, Edwards said Obama's plan really wasn't universal health care, since it didn't have a mandate to ensure everyone was covered. South Carolina
Obama replied that his plan was universal (a claim we rated Barely True ) and explained why he was against a mandate: "A mandate means that in some fashion, everybody will be forced to buy health insurance. ... But I believe the problem is not that folks are trying to avoid getting health care. The problem is they can't afford it. And that's why my plan emphasizes lowering costs."
Hmmm so at that time it seems he understood (when it benefited him) people didn’t want to be forced to buy anything. But wait there is more.
Here is something Obama said in a 2008 interview as reported by Wall Street Journal.
"She (Hillary Clinton) mandates that everybody buy health care," then Sen. Obama said in one 2008 interview. "She'd have the government force every individual to buy insurance and I don't have such a mandate because I don't think the problem is that people don't want health insurance, it's that they can't afford it." He added, "Well, if things were that easy, I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn't."
Wait so the mandate isn’t the answer Barak? I couldn’t agree more. But I am still not convinced you are on board with the whole no mandate policy. Is there anything that may show me how Obama feels about this whole mandate thing?
Here are a couple of great articles. One from the New York Times which states “the big difference is mandates: the
plan requires that everyone have insurance; the Obama plan doesn’t.” Clinton
The other is article I urge you to read is from The Health Care Blog. It details "in a readable format” The Obama Healthcare Plan. There are 2600 pages to the actual document so unless you have a month or so and a lot of strong coffee this might be a good alternative to get to know the bill a little better.
So I have said all of that to say this: We have to take a stand a reveal Obama for who he is; a narcissistic socialist that will say and do anything to get re-elected. We need to hold him accountable to what he has said, what he has promised, and what the facts are. The healthcare, to me, is a MAJOR part to his overall plan because under it the government will have a way to impact, regulate and ultimately control EVERYTHING. What can’t be tied back to health? From the foods you eat to the activities and hobbies you have. AND YES CIGARS will be on that list and we just can’t have that. But all in all seriousness it could be what colors that a school room can be painted as it has a direct effect on the mental well being of our children and the list can go on and on.
Stand up and educate yourself. The ammunition for us to get this guy out of office is limitless. Stop being diverted from his and the left wing media’s focus on anything from birth control, to race, to his latest Augusta National. His and their sole purpose is to keep the spotlight swinging from left to right because if it every focuses in solely on him WE WILL WIN BACK OUR COUNTRY!!!