Jenny Beth Martin in The DC: Our best chance to repeal Obamacare
Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin has new op-ed up at The Daily Caller about the best way to repeal Obamacare now – before it can do any more damage. As Martin notes, it’s been five long years since Obamacare became law and then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi quipped that “We have to pass [Obamacare] to find out what’s in it.”
Well, we’re finding out – and the country wants none of it. Writes Martin:
Millions of Americans have lost their insurance because of Obamacare, and tens of millions have seen their premiums rise – perverse consequences of a bill the Democrats promised would provide universal, affordable health care coverage.
While Americans struggle to comply with Obamacare’s onerous rules and regulations, Congress enjoys a special exemption from the law. Isn’t that something? The men and women in Washington, DC who wrote the law are not living under it. A little-known fact is that Members of Congress and their staffers are required to purchase health insurance through an exchange created under Obamacare. Section 1312 (D) of the law specifies that requirement.
A majority of Americans still want this health care law gone. That feeling only intensifies the more the public is exposed to the practical implications of Obamacare – the premium hikes, the dropped coverage, etc.
At Tea Party Patriots, we want Obamacare repealed yesterday. One way to make that happen, we believe, is to make Congress live under the law they passed. Concludes Martin:
We at Tea Party Patriots want Congress to live under the law – not only because of the moral imperative that Congress must live under the laws it writes – but also for the practical purpose of ensuring that Congress has first-hand experience with negative consequences of Obamacare. We fully expect that when Congress lives with the day-to-day realities of life under Obamacare, there will be greater urgency in Washington to repeal the law.
Read the whole thing here.