Orwellian Medicine: Does Obamacare dupe U.S. seniors?
Jeffrey Anderson exposes “Obama’s Senior Swindle” in an article in the Weekly Standard that is also posted on the Web site of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). “It’s a must read. It shows you the unhealthy side of Obamacare,” said DAN WEBER, AMAC president, who is available to be your Talk Show interview guest on this topic.
Weber says Anderson reveals in his editorial that “the president is surreptitiously spending a whopping $8.5 billion of your money to cover up the fact that millions of senior citizens will lose their Medicare Advantage plans if Obamacare is not repealed. He needs seniors to help him win reelection, so he can’t afford to let them find out the ugly truth lest they cast their ballots against him in November.”
Weber, who calls the Anderson article “an exemplary example of good investigative reporting,” said that it will “take measures to ensure that all Americans on Medicare and those who will soon be on Medicare understand what Barack Obama has in store for them if he wins a second term. That’s why we posted the story on our Web site and will publish it in our next newsletter.”
The AMAC chief points out that the association has been “sounding the alarm” about Obamacare ever since Nancy Pelosi told the country that they wouldn’t find out what was in the law until after it was passed. “Now comes Jeff Anderson, revealing one of the dirtiest little secrets contained in the 2,700 page manifesto that the president’s spin doctors like to call the Affordable Care Act.”
Here’s how Anderson summed up Obama’s scheme: “Anticipating a senior revolt, the administration took action. It ran millions of dollars’ worth of taxpayer-funded TV ads featuring Andy Griffith saying things like, ‘That new health care law sure sounds good for all of us on Medicare!’ It mailed out full-color, taxpayer-funded propaganda brochures singing the same tune. It repeatedly claimed (and continues to claim) that money taken out of Medicare to fund Obamacare would—magically—also stay in Medicare and be used to extend its solvency.
“But the administration didn’t stop there. Instead, it launched an $8.35 billion ‘demonstration project’ to postpone the vast majority of Obamacare’s Medicare Advantage cuts until after what Obama likes to call his 'last election'. In truth, this isn’t really a demonstration project at all. It’s something closer to the opposite: an attempt to keep Obamacare’s effects from being demonstrated until it’s too late for voters to respond.”
He concludes that: “The Senior Swindle provides a further reminder of the unseemliness of Obamacare, a preview of the politicizing of medicine that Obamacare would spawn, and an example of the unprincipled side of our politics. But mostly it offers a testament to the Founders’ wisdom in making our government leaders accountable to the people. The American people have now been living under the looming specter of Obamacare for more than two years. In the fall, they will finally get to issue their verdict on its architect. The bet here is that $8.35 billion in unscrupulously—and perhaps illegally—allocated diversionary funds won’t be enough to keep the citizenry from voting Obama out of office in November and insisting on the repeal of Obamacare in January. In fact, it might serve as a catalyst.”