Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Media Neglect While Obamacare Implodes

Today’s Federal Appeals Court ruling that Obamacare subsidies can only be provided through state exchanges has created another train wreck. The law very clearly stated that Federal subsidies are available to those who buy their plan from “an Exchange established by the State”. It took a lawsuit to confirm the very language the Democrats rammed through with the bill. Thirty-six states, including Florida, use the Federal exchange, the infamous Healthcare.gov.
Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Obamacare Subsidies
Americans knew that Obamacare was a fraud and a train wreck from the beginning. Democrats had to lie (in fact the biggest lie of last year - you can keep your healthcare period), use special procedures, bribe special interests like insurance companies who were promised tons of new customers, and use back room bribes within their own party to pass Obamacare.

Then when Obama even decided he didn’t like parts of it, he arbitrarily and unilaterally decided what to enforce, what to delay, what to waive for special groups so that the Obamacare that’s implemented today looks nothing like the actual law that was passed. Hundreds of thousands of Floridians got kicked off their existing healthcare plans last year. Many lost their doctors and those who did have insurance saw premiums, deductibles and co-pays go up.

Again, as these Obamacare issues swirl and Obamacare begins to implode, where in the world are Senator Bill Nelson and Rep. Kathy Castor who voted for it? MIA and in hiding on this issue.

Obamacare Imploding?
As we previously posted here, here, here and other posts as well, our local media has continued to give these two representatives who voted for Obamacare a free media pass.

The Hotair.com post linked to above states:

As Pelosi once famously said, they had to pass the law to find out what’s in it. Now they know.
And also brings this up
Michael Cannon, who spearheaded today’s lawsuit, arguing that this also means the individual mandate penalty no longer applies in the 36 states covered by the federal exchange.
Such a ruling would free nearly 1 million Floridians and more than 1.5 million Texans from the individual-mandate tax. In 2016, it would free families of four earning as little as $24,000 per year from an illegal tax of $2,085.
The Obamacare train wreck is literally being pulled apart piece by piece. More lawsuits are winding through our courts. Is it about to implode from within? The chaos and uncertainty this bill has created and is creating is why there was such a push to defund it last fall. How prescient that was as Obamacare continues wrecking havoc on our lives.

Will the Tampa Tribune or Tampa Bay Times ever confront Nelson and Castor? Will they ever hold them accountable for the Obamacare mess and chaos they helped create? Both media have certainly gone after other elected officials about much smaller issues. What are they afraid of?

Inquiring readers want to know where Nelson and Castor stand on Obamacare, what do they propose to do about it, but instead all we get is journalistic and media neglect.

Sharon Calvert

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