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