Mandatory Federal Healthcare

Issue

Whether you or the federal government decides what health insurance decisions you can make. 

Position

  • Health care is often an essential factor for one's well being.- Health insurance decisions are anindividual responsibility and should not be mandated by government.- It is an individual right to choose whether or not to have health insurance.
  • There is no provision under the Constitution of the United States of America that requires any citizen to purchase health insurance.
  • Non-government institutions should assist those who cannot afford basic health care.

Discussion

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare) is a federal law that forces individual & business compliance with federal mandates for health insurance.  Individuals who do not obey will be fined. The plan calls for massive re-distribution of taxes from earners to non/under-earners to cover costs.

While everyone believes healthcare is good, it is one of many services and products that individuals should decide upon and work to obtain through open markets- just like water, food, clothing, jobs, and a place to live.

Additionally, this program includes no incentives for healthy eating, exercise, tobacco avoidance, and other lifestyle choices. Instead, the government program forces others to bear the consequences of individuals’ poor health decisions.

Even before the Act’s full implementation in 2014, the federal government’s own General Accounting Office warned of disastrous cost overruns. They updated their warning in 2014, reporting that it would result in up to 2,000,000 jobs being lost.

In our state, the Georgia Tenth Amendment Coalition is the organization working to stop Obamacare. They are asking Georgians to sign the petition that will show our governor and state legislature that we expect them to stand up for GA and individual sovereignty.


Famous (or Infamous) Quotes
"If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."   President Obama, to the American Medical Association, Jun 15, 2009 (and on many other occasions).

“There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue. Stories made up from whole cloth, lies."  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid-D on the Senate floor, Feb 27, 2014.

Call to Action

  • Sign the petitions to Don’t Fund Obamacare and Georgians for Healthcare Freedom.  
  • Review the articles by Dr. McCaughey, PhD, an authority on mandatory government healthcare who is recognized as having read and analyzed the entire bill.  
  • Call your Congressman and U.S. Senators to express your opposition to Obamacare and their support to de-fund it.