AMAC: Obamacare is ‘slapstick comedy worthy of the Keystone Kops’


By: Guest Authors

by: John P. Grimaldi

 

BOHEMIA, NY, May 31 – Be prepared to describe to your doctor just what type of injury you sustained from your pet Macaw when Obamacare takes full effect.  It seems he must use one of nine specific Macaw codes to report the incident to the government, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

 

“No kidding,” Weber said.  “Senator Rand Paul, an MD, himself, pored through the 9,000 pages of new regulations and 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes in the Affordable Care Act and reported that in addition to the Macaw codes, there are two new codes for turtle accidents and two more for injuries suffered as the result of walking into a lamppost.  It’s slapstick comedy worthy of the Keystone Kops.”

 

Weber speculated that “perhaps this is one of the reasons Obamacare will end up as the ultimate failure of President Obama’s term in office instead of the definitive achievement he hoped it would be.”

 

The notion that implementation of Obamacare might not happen or that the law may undergo significant changes in the coming months or that it might eventually be repealed gained traction this week when several unions started backing away from endorsing the law.

 

The President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Joe Hansen, told reporters that the Affordable Care Act “makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it.”  And, David Treanor, who is in charge of health care for the Operating Engineers union, said “we’re concerned that employers will be increasingly tempted to drop coverage through our plans and let our members fend for themselves on the health exchanges.”

 

Weber pointed to the growing IRS scandal and the fact that the agency is given sweeping new powers under Obamacare as another harbinger of the law’s ultimate demise.  He cited an Op Ed by Dr. Scott Atlas, an authority on health care systems, published by Forbes magazine.

 

Atlas said in his editorial that “the potential abuse of power by the IRS with its massive authority as Obamacare’s governing agency is already causing anxiety, and rightfully so.  Expanding the apparently unmonitored IRS by hiring thousands of new agents to implement dozens of the law’s provisions is enough to cause alarm.  Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act, a law whose very name is a grand deception, is struggling to be implemented.”

 

Weber also noted that “the American public has remained steadfast in its opposition to Obamacare.  New polling shows that three years after its passage, the majority of us still think it stinks.  It was a wrong-headed decision based on progressive ideology on the part of the president, including the new medical diagnostic code for accidents caused when your skis catch fire.  You can’t make this stuff up.”

 

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.

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