Action Alert: Defund ObamaCare
Action Alert: Defund ObamaCare

Dear AAPS members and friends,  

The time is now to stop ObamaCare. Americans are learning how "what's in it" will hurt their families; disapproval of the law is at an all time high.

Please take a few short minutes to read this important email update.  

Then please stand with me, and physicians and patients across America, and sign our petition to Congress

Thank you,
Jane M. Orient, MD
Executive Director, AAPS

ACTION Alert: Defunding ObamaCare

AAPS is working hard to let Congress know that Obamacare is bad for the patient and bad for the Country. Thankfully, under the leadership of Speaker Boehner the US House of Representatives will soon vote on a Continuing Resolution that defunds Obamacare for the next year. This vote comes after a summer of debate and grassroots action that forced Congress to at least contemplate making the right decision to defund Obamacare for a year.
“We’re going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president’s failed health care law. This week, the House will pass a CR that locks the sequester savings in, and defunds ObamaCare. The president has signed seven bills over the last two and a half years to make changes to ObamaCare, and I sincerely hope our friends in the Senate have plans to make this an eighth time.

“The law is a train wreck. The president has protected American big business; it’s time to protect American families from this unworkable law.”
 ~Speaker Boehner
The Continuing Resolution is like Congress handing a credit card and check book to the Administration. If the Administration doesn’t have the credit card and check book they can’t pay for anything. The resolution that the House is forecast to pass gives the Administration the ability to keep government functioning, but also states that the Administration can’t spend any funds on the further implementation or enforcement of Obamacare.

Unlike the House, the Senate is apparently not ready to vote on a resolution to defund Obamacare. In the Senate 60 votes are needed to force a vote, but since Republicans only control 46 seats we have a lot of work ahead of us. We need to convince 14 Democrats that the right thing to do is to stand up and oppose the President --- in order to protect the patients and quality of health care in their state.

Sign our Petition to defund Obamacare today (links below)! After signing, call your Senators and tell them about the petition and your support for defunding!

We must act now to stop Obamacare!


Physician Petition: CLICK HERE TO SIGN
My job, duty, and mission is to care for my patients, and Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, makes it impossible to fully fulfill my obligations.

Therefore, as a medical professional I support the full repeal of Obamacare, and I oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it.

Patient Petition: CLICK HERE TO SIGN
I rely on the patient physician relationship to serve my best interests, but Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forces the physician-government relationship to be placed ahead of me in the exam room. 

Therefore, as a patient reliant on good medical decision making and a responsive medical market I support the full repeal of Obamacare, and I oppose any bill or budget resolution that provides funding to implement or enforce any part of it. 

Background Information:

Obama, The Great Defunder

By Jane M. Orient, M.D.

Obama has announced that he will defund the entire government rather than sign a bill that does not contain funding for ObamaCare. Senator Harry Reid has said he will not let the U.S. Senate pass a continuing resolution that does not contain funding for the program that he rammed through despite the opposition of the majority of Americans.

Now Obama, denying the need for congressional approval, is defunding part of his own program all by himself.

Delaying the employer mandate has the effect of losing the revenue from the penalties. But not to worry. In a July 31 article in the generally pro-Obama New England Journal of Medicine, Mark Pauly and Adam Leive state that the lost revenue amounts to a mere $10 billion, “a small fraction of the eventual cost of the exchange subsidies.” The Congressional Budget Office expects those to reach an annual $153 billion by 2023.

The Administration’s rationale for the postponement is to reduce a burden on employers. More importantly, say Pauly and Lieve, it gives them an opportunity to help employees “take maximum advantage of exchange subsidies.”

Less revenue in, more spending out: isn’t that the functional equivalent of defunding other programs in a zero-sum government budget?

Moreover, “crowding out of fully paid private insurance by more generously subsidized coverage”—already documented in Medicaid—poses an even greater threat to the government budget for financing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The annual subsidy bill could nearly triple, Pauly and Lieve suggest.

Not verifying eligibility for subsidies is still another way for Obama to effectively increase the program’s drain on the Treasury. There is no guarantee that the money spent for such “liar loans” can ever be recouped.

The ACA is of course the great defunder of private insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, medical device manufacturers, and all the other entities subject to the premium price controls, fee cuts, and new taxes. Senator Reid finally admitted to the Las Vegas Sun that the plan is to purge the private sector from health care.

What a situation for the American system of government! We have two men, a President and a senator, each asserting the power to singlehandedly defund the entire government, shutting down everything that the people’s House has voted to fund—unless funds continue to flow to ObamaCare implementers and promoters, such as Planned Parenthood’s Navigators.

Spending on these implementers and promoters is leveraging the defunding of other items in the federal budget, as well as the private sector. All of ACA’s funds come from defunding businesses’ hiring and expansion plans, research and development, and the hopes and aspirations of current and future taxpayers.

Obama is a great pretender—pretending that all is well with the American economy. We will surely hear from those cronies who are getting funded by his redistributive largesse— and not so much from the invisible ones who are defunded, sucked dry, exhausted, or silenced.

Obama is the Great Defunder. Congress can either defund his pet program, or stand by as the PAC-Man-like program defunds and eats out America’s substance until it collapses. Maybe with a bang, maybe with a whimper.


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