RANDALL: Is there a media conspiracy to promote Obamacare?

Obamacare does almost nothing to make health care more affordable, or to help the U.S. economy grow. Photo: AP

WAKE FOREST, N.C., August 5, 2013 — CBS news, once known for its accuracy, objectivity, integrity and unbiased approach to journalism, has become a voice of the Obama Administration. Against a rising tide of concerns about Obamacare, CBS asks, “Is Obamacare a job-killer?” It proceeds to argue that Obamacare has not and will not hurt the U.S. economy, disregarding evidence to the contrary.

Obamacare does almost nothing to help make health care more affordable, or to help grow the U.S. economy. Consider the following:

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Federal requirements for healthcare coverage (including requirements that private insurance providers cover preexisting conditions) continues to move more and more healthcare providers out of the insurance market. This is a significant factor in moving the country towards the federal government being the only insurance provider, i.e., a “single payer” system.

The healthcare mandate now gives the government, via Internal Revenue Service, direct access to payrolls of private citizens, and local and state government employees. It already has access to federal employees, including U.S. military personnel.

The fact that the federal government has issued waivers for business compliance with the healthcare law is an indictment in itself.

According to the Heritage Foundation, “One of Obamacare’s many failures is the temporary small business tax credit, which is intended to encourage small employers to offer health insurance to their employees by partially offsetting the cost. Thus far it has largely failed to do so.”

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They further note, “The Government Accountability Office, in an analysis of the credit’s low use and complexity, largely attributed the low claim rate to the credit’s design. The credit amount wasn’t high enough to incentivize employers to offer coverage, and it was too complex and time-consuming to file for.” 

According to the office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, there are clear dangers that Obamacare poses to the private sector. Specifically, the bill:

- Penalizes employers for failing to offer coverage deemed acceptable by the government;

- Imposes burdensome mandates on small businesses, including new paperwork requirements; and

- Compounds the uncertainty employers and entrepreneurs face amid a challenging economic climate.

The U.S. Congress and their staff are slated to receive an exemption to the health care mandate. This would be a betrayal of public trust.

Those in office should know America is watching, listening, and will remember. There is a nationwide outcry for our elected officials to repeal or defund Obamacare.

Some legislators are sidestepping the issue. Others believe that waivers and executive orders will diminish the threat looming over the next 36 months as full implementation draws nigh.

Hardline supporters of Obamacare hope that media propaganda and biased reporting will quell the public outrage.

None of this is what Americans want. Issuing wavers and ignoring the issue will not restore public confidence, and the propaganda will fail as more of us start seeing the harm Obamacare causes in our own lives.

Obamacare is an insult and slap in the face of the American people. Politicians fail to see that the stage is being set for a revolt in 2014 and beyond that will sweep out Washington politicians, while at the same time ushering in a new breed of public servant who will faithfully do the bidding and will of the majority of the American people.

The opportunity to vote the bums out in November 2014 can’t come soon enough!

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Bill Randall

Bill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the neighborhood known as the Lower Ninth Ward.  His U.S. Navy career spanned from August 1974 through December 2001, during which he had a decorated and distinguished span of honorable service.  His profession and specialty was Earth Science (Meteorology, Oceanography and Geodesy).  After retiring from active duty on January 1, 2002, he entered the private sector as an Independent Insurance Agent (AFLAC) and garnered recognition as a top performer as a new member. Shortly thereafter he earned his B.S. degree in Business Management, and later earned his MBA degree.  He has also earned Information Technology (IT) Certification from Wake Technical Community College (May 2013).  Bill worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Milwaukee VA Pension Center (2002 –2005), processing hundreds of benefits claims for veterans and their family members.  Bill subsequently relocated and served on the staff of a local church in Pensacola, FL (May – Dec 2005), and then accepted a business opportunity as a Generalist with a major Management Consulting Firm (2006 – 2008).  Bill now owns a private Management Consulting company based in Wake Forest, NC.  He and his family relocated to North Carolina after his wife, Wendy, accepted a job offer in there.  He once ran for Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party (June 2009).  He has also twice run for U.S Congress (NC-13th Congressional district), winning the GOP nomination in the 2010 Primary, and losing in the GOP Primary in 2012.  He is an author and a Community Chaplain.  Bill and his wife have resided in Wake Forest, NC since October 2008.  Bill has a son and four daughters.

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