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Dear Editor:

Due to the underwhelming response to Obamacare, we are now told the White House is about to launch a PR campaign to persuade more people to enroll in a plan. This comes on the heels of the administration forcing 5-6 million people to give up their existing healthcare plans (whether they were satisfied with their coverage or not). One of the principal architects of Obamacare, in response to questions about Obama’s statement that “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” recently qualified what Obama meant when he made that statement. He said what Obama meant was, “you can keep your doctor but you may have to pay more.” Anyone who pays attention to what Obama says about anything knows this is just the latest spin in a growing vortex. We are now going to be subjected to yet another campaign, staffed by Hollywood actors and Obama cronies funded with up to a million taxpayer dollars, who will stoop to anything to sell Obamacare to an increasingly skeptical American public.

To the chagrin of Obama, the segment of the population which has shown the most resistance to Obamacare is the group between the ages of 18 and 35, many of whom voted him into office. These younger people are generally the ones who need health insurance the least, but they have two choices: sign up or pay a fine. The current statistics clearly show only a small percentage are signing up. Why are they not signing up? Because they know the cost of their premiums will be inflated to subsidize the premiums for senior citizens who need health coverage the most and whose care costs the most. These young people are finally waking up and realizing that when the Democrats say they want to “take care of the people,” what they are really talking about is a “redistribution of wealth,” with their money. Suddenly, they aren’t so naive and they are rejecting the Obama and Progressive viewpoint that everything and anyone who needs a subsidy should get it. Maybe they are now beginning to realize this is the way a socialist society is built and it doesn’t look so good after all. And maybe, just maybe, they are coming to realize that redistribution of wealth is not what built this great nation.

Obama keeps saying that while the Republicans continually criticize his healthcare program, they don’t have a plan of their own. This is not true. Republicans in both houses of Congress have tried to submit ideas and plans, but the Democrat leadership will not give them the slightest consideration. They insist on trying to force this abomination on us, a plan that most Democrats voted to support before even reading it, and a plan which many savvy Democrats now privately admit is so flawed it would be better to scrap it entirely rather than attempt to salvage it. The emphasis here is on the word “privately,” for they are afraid to incur the wrath of Obama, Reid and Pelosi and the others in the party controlled by them. Therefore the Democrat Party will spend billions of taxpayer dollars trying to salvage Obamacare rather than admit what it is, an epic disaster.

There is only one way out of this: Put a Republican administration into office. Support the Republican Party and put honest, rational and representative leaders in charge of our government.

Gary Stansbury

This story was posted on December 19, 2013.