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Obamacare May Be the President’s Undoing in November, Says AMAC

Seniors are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing ObamaCare, 59% to 35%.  That’s a 24 point spread.”  –  

BOHEMIA, NY, Sep 21 – “The president’s opponents point at what they call his record of failure as justification for firing him in November, but his record of achievement – namely the passage of ObamaCare – may be his undoing come the election,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

The more people learn about the 2400-page Affordable Care Act [ACA], the stronger the opposition grows, Weber noted.  “A clear majority of Americans want to see the health care law overturned, 53% to 42%, according to Rasmussen Reports.  But seniors are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing ObamaCare, 59% to 35%.  That’s a 24 point spread.”

There are a variety of reasons for the law’s lack of support, not the least of which is concern about the damage it will do to Medicare, particularly when you consider that some $716 billion will be siphoned from Medicare to pay for new ObamaCare entitlements, the AMAC chief pointed out.

“Then there’s the fact that the independent experts who’ve analyzed it say that seniors are likely to lose their coveted Medicare Advantage programs as a result of ObamaCare,” Weber continued.  “And, there is great concern that law’s Independent Patient Advisory Board has so much unchecked power that it could wind up acting as a means of rationing health care to the elderly.”

He called the law “perhaps the most insidious piece of legislation ever enacted by the U.S. Congress.  It’s a not-so-veiled attempt to minimize our Constitutional rights,” he said.  “ObamaCare’s contraception/abortion mandate clearly goes against the spirit and the letter of the First Amendment, which guarantees religious freedom.”

Numerous lawsuits have been filed by religious colleges and universities across the country challenging the Constitutionality of the mandate.  The latest suit was filed by Missouri’s College of the Ozarks on September 17, Constitution Day.  A statement issued in conjunction with the school’s challenge said in part:

“The College’s compliance with its sincerely-held religious beliefs is the exercise of religion within the meaning of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.  The Mandate, narrowly-crafted religious employer exemption, and “safe harbor” make it impossible for the College to comply with its religious beliefs.  The enforcement of these provisions violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a chat.

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Rich Mack

Nothing will matter unless Romney starts fighting back with force and determination. If he doesn’t start to show that he has the guts to confront the people who wish to destroy America, then we shall all lose. We will lose our country. I hope Mr. Romney gets that in his heart and soul. It is a reality.

Paul Robbens

I was wondering when someone was going to mention “2016”. It is a sobering movie, well documented and a strong indictment of the Obama goals. See it if you can, it will clarify alot of what has been brought in the previous communications. The goal is to bring The US down to a socialist government at which time it will no longer have the ability to survive as we no it. The primary reason is that when you remove incentive to improve either as a country or an individual you lose the motivation to work . This country was built on motivation and incentive and to expect to continue as a leader of the Free World and provide for the freedoms our country was founded upon we cannot over come a second Obama term. Romney – Ryan is an excellent ticket. wise in the workings of what has made this… Read more »

ray wilson

I think most of us want Owebamacare to go away. We must get like minded people out to vote.

Tim

Mr. Gunderson Because he is a muslim!!!!

Mr. Gunderson

What is the reason President Obama has decided that Muslims are mandated to come under his health care program and yet all protestants must even if it is against their beliefs. Makes you wonder if our President
has a reason to favor his brothers and sister Muslims. He is against America and he will do what ever it
takes to bring it down.

Mike Harper

I cannot believe we have so many millions of people in this Nation who are lacking common sense.
President Obama is the closest thing to an Anti-Christ known to man. He wants about everyone
to be in the poverty level so they can depend on government benefits which there is no monies to
cover even the 47% now receiving benefits. This country will now never come close to reducing the
debt before the “Rapture” or the 2nd Coming. If President Obama wins the election, I would recommend
everyone pray that the bearings of the money making machines keep well lubricated.

Pat

Shame if we elect Obama to a second term. He will destroy our free society. He will not be satisfied untill he controls everything.I think they call this being a Maxist. He has bloated the government. He has created a national debt unparrelled in history. He will cut $716 Billion from Medicare and dictate to doctors how to practice Medicine through Obamacare. Scary Vote Nov 6.

Doris

Well saidto the previous writer I will second that

Lottie

Nancy, I have a question. I have tried looking for the full version on the un, affordable no care act, with no information of importance, bit’s here and there.

What web site did you go to. I want to read the entire bill.

Thank you for your help. keep those facts coming loud and clear.

Lottie

PaulE

The only thing that will ensure ObamaCare is fully repealed is electing Romney to the White House and having both houses of Congress in Republican hands by a wide majority. Anything else will result in ObamaCare becoming permanent, along with all the other terrible legislation enacted over the last 4 years.

If Obama wins a second term, this country, as we once knew it, will be finished. By 2016 the country would be so transformed as to make any and all future elections moot.

Russell

When we vote Obama out and we have control of both chambers, Can we still have Obama vetted and found as an illegal in the WH, then everything he has done can be undone.???? We had no real president for 4 years.

Peter

If Oboma wins, so goes the neighborhood! I’m OUTTA HERE!!!

Wanda

Our vote has never been more important

PLEASE REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT if you have problems getting to the polls.
And mail it back ASAP. I drop mine off

Diane

A friend has already suffered the results of a government panel (part of Obamacare) that has downsized the number of transplant clinics …she was set up with one, then they got the word that they were being ‘downsized’ — she had to find another location IN A HURRY !! — AND she had to move because she has to live in the state where the clinic/hospital is located !! How many states (especially in the west) don’t have the population for their own transplant facility ?? We in WYOMING would have to pack up, sell out and move to another state !!!!!

Bill Senior

One More …. All the Florida “SENIORS” better get out and vote for Romney … or they will regret it for the rest of their lives and actually be doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Soooooooo ……. SENIORS all over and especially in FLORIDA (a Swing State) … VOTE FOR ROMNEY on 11/6/2012!!!!!!

I’ll be voting from Leesburg, FL on 11/6/2012 ……. for MITT ROMNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Senior

I’m going to state only one thing …. “if we all don’t vote Romney in and Obama out on 11/6/2012, this Country is LOST, A GONER, NEVER TO RETURN TO WHAT IT WAS and LASTLY …. America will become a Socialist or Communist NATION!!!!!!!!!”

Patricia

Regarding Voter I.D … Seniors, you don’t need Big Government using you. Show them what the “Greatest Generation” is cabable of doing on their own. When they say “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you, run as fast as you can, get your ID and vote. Remember, when the present liberal government is through “helping” you, they will be throwing you under the bus with ObamaCare.

Pat

Regarding voter ID… Seniors, don’t ask what your government can do for you. Show them what a great generation is capable of doing on their own. When they say “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you”, run as fast as you can, get your I.D., and vote. You don’t need “Big Government” guiding you through life. After telling you that they are helping you, they are really throwing you under the bus with ObamaCare.

Karen Shaw

I am happy we older folks are paying attention to the details. In addition to all the required “taxes” in Obamacare, the one I regret most will be the dissolving of Medicare Advantage programs for seniors. Silver Sneakers, the pro- active emphasis on staying healthy, the quicker payment for doctor visits when needed, the ability to find physicians who will take Medicare patients, the more efficient handling of claims by the private insurers, the reduced amount of fraud in the system… these are the major advantages to the program which Obamacare will deny us.

Angela M. Rosati

I’m glad I dumped aarp (lower case deliberate!) and glad I joined AMAC. We must dump obama! He’s a communist; we were informed that he was a community organizer. What more proof! Rev. wright, the explosive man of God??? Obama never heard his evil sermons? Are you kidding! We must clean out our government…we want no communists. In the late ’40s, in my old neighborhood, Astoria, NY, they pelted the communists with rotten tomatoes!! Let’s pelt obama and his cronies…