Democrat Congressman Rick “I hate Washington” Nolan of CD8 must be feeling the heat of being out raised by Republican Stewart Mills. He is making media waves for saying President Obama needs to fire someone for the Obamacare disaster.
The local media of course is lapping it up. But what did Nolan do to help prevent the disaster? He took out his pom poms.
On March 23rd, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, providing coverage to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, allowing students to stay on their parents’ plans a little longer, saving senior citizens money by addressing the donut hole in Medicare, and guaranteeing that women pay the same as men for health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act – or “ObamaCare” – is the first step, not the last, in our nation’s quest for providing Americans with the assurance, security, and the peace of mind that accompanies quality, low-cost health care.
Enrollment for individuals and small businesses in the MNsure marketplace began October 1st.
So here’s what you need to know:
1. On October 1st, Minnesota launched MNsure, a health insurance marketplace for individuals who are uninsured or who need to find new coverage. MNsure is a one-stop shop where both individuals and small businesses can browse through health care plans to find the right coverage for themselves or for their employees.
2. You will get to choose your coverage by browsing through plans and costs side-by-side from health care providers that are now competing for your business. You can search for plans with specific features that match the health needs of both yourself and your family.
3. If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. And in fact, you’ll get a host of other built-in new consumer protections.
[Source http://nolan.house.gov/the-affordable-care-act Accessed 10/24/13]
If this disaster is just the first step, could it be that I was right and Obamacare wasn’t designed to work, but rather destroy the insurance industry requiring a complete government takeover AKA single-payer?