Why Doesn’t the Republican Party Like Obamacare?

President Obama

That damn Republican Party, they just refuse to budge on their insistence that Obamacare is either defunded or at least delayed so the bugs can be worked out. They just don’t get it, we have to have Obamacare, and it is a good thing for everyone. Now they want to shut down the government, what is wrong with these people?

Sure there might be a few bugs but sooner or later we’ll work them out. The problem with that Republican Party is they just don’t believe the president. Like when he said:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” –  Barack Obama to the AMA in 2009

Look, it doesn’t matter if 83% of the doctors who took a recent survey by doctorsandpatients.org said they are now thinking about quitting when Obamacare is in effect, surely your doctor won’t be one of them. And you certainly can’t believe it when 65% of those same doctors say that government is to blame for the problems in medicine today or when 70% say that reducing government would be the single best fix for the healthcare system. We all know that more government is always the answer. It’s obvious they must have only surveyed doctors from the Republican Party.

And sure Barack Obama told us that Obamacare would be a boost to the economy, creating jobs. And it has, look how many jobs it has created at the IRS, and how about all those new part time jobs, what can they say about that? Sure there have been a few places where there have been some cuts, but come on, we can’t believe everything Investor’s Business Daily reports, can we? And all these companies cutting employees hours to part time, well that’s a good thing, look at all the free time you will have. We also have given waivers to over 1,600 companies so you can always go to work for one of them. What they aren’t hiring?

President Obama also said we would be paying less for our health insurance premiums and he was right, the numbers out this week show we will. Sure, we will have to pay higher out of pocket expenses according to a report by Avalere Health, an average of $2,250 which is more than double what the average employer sponsored plan is now, but you can use all that money you have been saving the last few years for that.

Don’t listen to the Republican Party they just don’t like Obamacare, plain and simple. We won’t let them shut down the government over something as beneficial to America as this. But if they do, well that’s on them, they are the ones who will lose their pay and their healthcare coverage. They are the ones who will be stuck just like the rest of us. What? They won’t lose their pay? They won’t be getting Obamacare? Who would have guessed?

An Op-ed written by Paul Roy


White House

Doctors and Patients

Investor’s Business Daily

Avalere Health


22 Responses to "Why Doesn’t the Republican Party Like Obamacare?"

  1. guest   September 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Obamacare not ready for primetime, was the Iraq war EVER ready for primetime? Yet the Republicans jumped on it hard to make it happen. The Democrats protested but didn’t shut down the government to stop it, preferring to keep America running. NOW a FAR more benign, even possibly good thing crosses the Republican’s path and they are willing to do whatever it takes to shut it down, good of the country be damned. Pure hypocrisy.

    • Paul Roy   September 30, 2013 at 4:54 am

      The Republicans aren’t shutting down the government. The Democrats in the Senate could have passed the first bill which kept the government going, it only defunded Obamacare. Same with the second bill which delays Obamacare.

      It is the Dems who are responsible if the Government shuts down.

  2. guest   September 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The long term prediction for Obamacare by the GSA was that it was going to SAVE the U.S. money.We all know Mitt Romney advocated a very similar program as governor.
    The last time the conservatives fought the budget ceiling and brought the U.S. to a near shutdown our credit rating was lowered and it cost us more money than we would have saved. Of course we need to balance our budget A.S.A.P., including trimming down the Pentagon budget which was expanded ten percent for the Iraq war and never returned to normal-already larger than the next several nations combined.
    The Republican party needs to stop acting like children throwing a tantrum and work to keep America on a good path, not a meltdown far worse than an “Obamacare trainwreck”.

    • Paul Roy   September 30, 2013 at 4:56 am

      Actually being from Massachusetts I have experienced first hand what Mitt Romney did to our health care system: Premiums rose, coverage is less, deductibles and out of pocket expenses doubled, long wiats at doctors (if you ca find one), the same as we will see with Obamacare.

  3. Brian   September 29, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” – Barack Obama

    Then why did I get a letter from my insurance company stating that I was not going to be able to keep my plan. Could it be because my plan doesn’t include maternity which I don’t need because I have had a vasectomy. And that I will now have to choose a more expensive plan that is includes something I don’t need because of some dumb gov. mandate. What a load of BS!!

    • Paul Roy   September 30, 2013 at 4:59 am

      Thank you Brian. There are many people who are in this same situation. You are paying for coverages you don’t need or want so people who can’t pay for them can. Yet you have no say in the lifestyles of these same people. Can you stop someone who is getting free healthcare from smoking? Drinking? Having unprotected sex? Getting pregnant? No. This is just one thing which is wrong with Obamacare.

  4. Joshy Hayes   September 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Please tell me this is satyrical. This is beyond a one sided argument. people are so stupid.

    • Paul Roy   September 30, 2013 at 5:01 am

      Joshy please note the bottom of the piece where it says this is an Op/ed which by it’s very nature means it is one sided. And definitely from the “RIGHT” side.

  5. Pete Ram   September 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    The post office reference you give is a moot point- the post office has gone the way of the dinosaur, thanks to the electronic age. With the advent of the internet and email, there is little use for the medium. To insinuate the failure of the postal service is tied to government is a reach… Logic dictates it is more economical to send a free email vs. buying a stamp and envelope and waiting days to send the message…

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Which is exactly why it is a good example. Because it is run by governmental bureaucrats they are incapable of making the necessary changes. This is the same thing that will happen with the health care system.

  6. Lia   September 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    The problem is that the “delay” to get the “bugs worked out” is a ruse – purely a ruse. After those “bugs are worked out” – there will be the another thing that mean-spirited, red-neck/state Republicans decide to hold the government hostage over. Never negotiate with terrorists in patriot’s clothing. President Obama has made EVERY effort to involve the Republicans in the crafting of this legislation, he held summits on it, he continued to hold out hope for their participation as late as his speech yesterday.Basically, they don’t care about whether the bill is good, bad or indifferent. They are destroyers – not builders. And, by the way – WHERE is the Republican bill to ensure affordable health care for the American population? What have THEY actually seriously put on the table? Nothing. They deserve to be voted out of office as quickly as possible.

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      I realize this might be hard for some to believe but if we let the free market work without government interference, health costs would actually decline and everyone could afford it. Part of the reason health costs are so high is because the government “knows better than the rest of us”.

      And of course since Obamacare is a job killer, without think of how many people would be able to afford halth care if they were working.

  7. Emlyn Addison (@emlynaddison)   September 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm


    You fool. You nincompoop. Stop spreading misinformation.

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      You forgot anarchist.

  8. Emlyn Addison (@emlynaddison)   September 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Welcome to the new kidnapocracy: Meet Republican demands or ELSE. And you have the gall, the CHEEK, to blame non-Republicans.

    Is this what you call leadership, Mr Roy? This is nothing more than blackmail, dressed up as politicking. It’s beneath the position of public servant and is a disgrace to our nation.

  9. Emlyn Addison (@emlynaddison)   September 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    All I read here is the detritus of an ideologically stunted worldview. Admit it: You just don’t like Obamacare because you just don’t agree with the phrase “All for one and one for all”.

    Mr Roy, you’re just another in a long, long line of factious, obstructionist malcontents who desperately needs others to believe your contention that America’s Grand Experiment is NOT a failure.

    Nothing is perfect, but we have to start SOMEWHERE:

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Socialism is not the answer.

      • Therese   September 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        Good Grief. That’s so Republican. Add Communism is not the answer too. I hear that idiotic simplistic statement frequently from conservatives. Just because some of us believe that we can and should help those who don’t have the good fortune some have had does not equate with socialism. It behooves all of us to have healthy citizens especially children. Preventive care often prevents costly care later when conditions become more serious. And don’t get me started on dental care. Does any one want to go through life without teeth? People do because dental care is out of reach when one struggles to put food on the table. Work is work and serves equal dignity. The same is true for education. Education is critical to the future success of this nation. And quality education should not be only for those with a high SES zip code. It is not us against them-the uninsured are not the “other”. We are all Americans and the fate of the nation relies on all of us.

  10. Steven Danis   September 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I’ll make this prediction, Mr. Roy. When “Obamacare” is up and running, there won’t be anymore doctors quitting the profession or retiring early than is the norm. Medicine will continue to be a lucrative profession, and if for some reason some of our own doctors choose to leave the field because of various reasons, there will be plenty of foreign doctors quite happy to come here to take their place.

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Look at the survey I referenced in my article. The government can’t run the Post Office how are they going to be able to run the medical profession?

  11. guest   September 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Yeah, shut down the government, lower our credit rating, that’ll fix Obamacare and make America a better place! And while we’re at it, let’s shut down the government unless the Pentagon spending is cut back and the Patriot act is repealed! Better yet, let’s just shut down the government! Every man for himself! Why should we work in a bipartisan manner to solve problems and keep the country on an even keel?

    • Paul Roy   September 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

      It seems to me it is the Democrats in the Senate who want to shut down the government.

      Obamacare is not ready for prime time, it needs to be at least delayed until the bugs are worked out. And don’t you find it interesting that the very same people who are for it have either exempted themselves from it (Congress) or have sought exemptions?


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