ObamaCare is a catastrophe for many reasons, from its yet-undiscovered burdens on American businesses to its reduction in our nation's competitiveness in the flat-world marketplace. In this piece, which appeared at TownhallDaily today, Austin Hill exposes another danger posed by this misguided legislation -- the murder of the American work ethic.
Don’t believe the claims that the House Republicans’ vote is merely symbolic. The House has now put the entire U.S. Senate in a “check mate” scenario. And just as the House majority had to answer the call of the American people to not leave us stuck with “Obamacare,” so also will the Senate need to offer a response.
And why is it so important to repeal what the President forced upon us last year, and “reform” the President’s “reform?” Americans are already experiencing the chaos that the new law has created in our regional healthcare markets, which has led to health insurance costs rising as much as 40% in some cases, just since its passage.
But another key reason why Obamacare cannot be left in its current form can be found in research conducted by our government itself. No, the claims of congressional Republicans “killing Americans” are not to be taken seriously. But President Obama’s attempt at caring for our health may be sickening, and even endangering, the American work ethic.
Among other dangers in this healthcare bill -- which appears to be focused more on growing government than providing better care -- it threatens to grow the non-producer population and force a larger burden on those who choose to earn their own way in the world. While the House was able to pass the bill to repeal ObamaCare, the battle has now moved to the Senate, where those who favor more government control over our lives outnumber those who prefer individual liberties.
Duty calls on those of us who care about the future of our nation to contact our members of congress to encourage them to discard ObamaCare in favor of reforms built on the principles of reduced government intrusion and enlarged market forces.
The fact is, we can't afford it!