The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 26, 2013

Obamacare: It’s a catastrophe

For The Daily Item

—    Obamacare is a disaster, but you wouldn’t know it from the liberal media — the official propaganda arm of the White House.

   In mid-summer the administration quietly announced a delay: People don’t have to show proof of their eligibility for subsidies until 2015. ABC and CBS have not reported that fact.

   On Aug. 1, the Office of Personnel Management gave members of Congress and their staff permission to continue receiving their generous taxpayer-funded health insurance while regular Americans won’t be able to get subsidies they used to get from their employers. ABC and NBC said nothing — CBS This Morning, 18 seconds.

   A Teamsters letter was sent from Jimmy Hoffa and signed by two other major unions representing 3 million workers, sent to Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial page reported the letter but the left-wing media has been silent.

   The letter noted that Obamacare was “already creating nightmare scenarios and will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members and millions of other hardworking Americans.”

   ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN — nothing. At an AFL-CIO convention in September, Terry O’Sullivan gave a speech that if Obamacare isn’t fixed it must be “repealed.”

   “We’ll be (blanked) if we’re going to lose our health insurance because of unintended

consequences in a law.”

   NBC and CBS — nothing. ABC — 24 seconds.

   The Heritage Foundation and its experts have found:

   If you have private insurance, Obamacare is projected to increase the cost of premiums

in the individual market by $2,100 per family.

   If you are young, you will be hit with higher costs from health benefits that you

must purchase but may never use.

   If you like your current coverage, an estimated 7 million people will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance.

   Even if you are healthy, businesses will be cutting employees’ hours because they cannot afford to implement Obamacare.

   Remember Nancy “You have to vote for it so you know what’s in it” Pelosi and all

the Democrats did just that.

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Ruth Schaffer,