He hasn’t been too excited to discuss it in public, either, mostly mentioning it during fundraisers with the 1%, who can already afford really good insurance plans. He rather failed to discuss it during the State Of The Union. He avoided the subject during the run up to the 2010 midterms. He must really be proud of his signature legislation, signed March 23, 2010
(The Hill) President Obama will not mark the two-year anniversary of his signing of the healthcare law — which takes place days before the Supreme Court offers a decision on the constitutionality of his signature legislative achievement.
Senior administration officials said on Tuesday that Obama will not be offering a vigorous public defense of the law, holding events or even making public remarks in the lead-up to the Supreme Court case.
Obama will instead leave arguments to the Justice Department, which begins defending the law on Monday. Likewise, Obama is not expected to hold an event around the two-year anniversary on Friday, said officials who labeled it a faux milestone and off the radar of most Americans.
Off the radar, eh? Except for all the news stories and discussion of the upcoming SCOTUS hearing and pending decision. And that a majority of Americans are still against the travesty of a law. There are demonstrations planned in at least 100 cities nationwide for Friday.
“If the president is so proud of his signature policy initiative he should own it and continue campaigning on it,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “Instead, the White House is attempting to distance themselves from the president’s namesake because it’s clear Americans believe ObamaCare is making healthcare worse instead of better.”
Certainly, there are some popular notions within Obamacare, yet, people understand that the way the law is structured will do little to bring down costs, and, in fact, drive costs up. They understand that it means more government interference in their lives through health mandates. They understand that even if they like their plan, they won’t be able to keep it, because companies are essentially incentivized to dump their plans, leaving people with the choice of going through government approved exchanges, rather than searching out what they want. And they do not like being told to purchase a product or pay a fine/tax.
“This president believes that federal bureaucrats can do a better job than you can deciding what should be in your insurance policy, and ultimately what kind of care you should receive,” Romney said on Sunday.
And those same bureaucrats will have no accountability to The People. It’s not easy dealing with the federal bureaucracy now, think it will get better? Try dealing with a recalcitrant insurance company, and then triple that.