President Obama: The Health Care Tyrant

The incoming governor of South Carolina challenged President Obama to repeal the health care bill. reports:

Obama rejected Haley’s request to repeal the health care bill – but said he’d consider letting states opt out of its mandates if they ran exchange programs, banned insurance firms from denying coverage of pre-existing conditions and enabled people to pool together for better rates.

Now, I must admit that I did not read the 2,600 page health care bill, so I don’t know if there is a provision that allows the President to issue such exemptions under those terms. Either way, this is very disturbing.

According to this story which is based on Nikki Haley’s comments afterward (there is no way to know what exactly the President said), President Obama “said he’d consider letting states opt out of its mandates…” He apparently is under no obligation to do so even if a state complies with his demands.

According to Obamacare or the government interpretation and enforcement of it, the President has dictatorial powers. The President can grant exemptions to whomever he pleases and deny exemptions to others who comply with the very same provisions.

We have already seen the government issue exemptions for individual corporations, but I was under the impression that there were strict rules to follow and those who follow those rules and apply for an exemption would get one. But now, at least with the states and maybe on the corporate side as well, the exemptions require Presidential approval and the President can make up his own rules.

Hail to the Health Care Tyrant!

2 responses to “President Obama: The Health Care Tyrant

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  2. I happen to believe there is a lot that is sensible about Obamacare such as the clause which doesn’t allow insurers to preclude those with pre-existing conditions. I do not like the mandate.

    The problem with health care in America is that it is not properly regulated as it once was. Furthermore, we pay into several systems to include Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and then our own private health insurance. In countries with socialized medicine they have figured out that if you have one system, the costs are much less because you can reduce the redundancy and bureaucratic costs of have several systems. If we got rid of all of the socialized health systems in America (Not possible anymore because there are more people now receiving an entitlement of some type or another and do you think they will vote to stop there own health care? No.) and simply implemented one system, privatized or socialized, the county would be much healthier, I am sure. And we’d have more revenue to spend on other matters.

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