WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 9 – “Americans are already paying through the nose for the ideological ambitions of Washington liberals. The price tag will continue to go up. Obamacare is steadily forcing new, higher premiums. At the same time, Democratic lawmakers are hatching schemes such as the one that would have taxpayers footing the bill for health insurance for millions of individuals who are in this country illegally. It just doesn’t make sense.” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
At least four independent consulting firms, Oliver Wyman, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Hay Group, and Milliman, are reporting that Obamacare premiums will soar next year. Some reports say they will go up in some cases by as much as 60%.
In fact, Weber revealed, “the federal government confirms that, in general, health care costs associated with Obamacare are predicted to bend the cost curve up by 14 percent to 49 percent for most Americans. Hardest hit by the rising costs are those who can least afford it, America’s older citizens. Meanwhile, the Democratic leadership in Congress has come forth with a bill to provide illegal aliens nationwide with access to Obamacare– compliments of your tax dollars and mine.”
It’s time for our lawmakers to “get real” and create solutions for America’s problems, Weber said. In an Op-Ed article posted at townhall.com this week, he called on Congress to start writing and passing sensible laws that address the top-of-mind concerns of Americans—particularly those that impact their day-to-day lives.
One of the key reasons for Obamacare, in the first place, was to cover the over 38 million Americans without health insurance. Six years later 38 million are still without insurance.
Weber called for a thoughtful, common sense approach to issues of concern to taxpayers – including senior citizens. “They are paying higher taxes (or penalties) for Obamacare, while now also paying shockingly higher premiums, and getting less before the benefits kick in, due to higher deductibles. In short, let’s dismantle the house of cards that is Obamacare.
“Let us trumpet a return home for those who are illegally in the United States, not continue to belabor the issue, not provide them with sanctuary from our laws in cities facing rising crime rates, not add health care benefits – compliments of a generous but broke American worker and pensioner, and certainly not offer benefits that will now create new waves of illegal immigration. In short, let us tell Congress to represent those who work legally, vote legally, and have done so all their long lives.”
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