One roadblock after another, the Obamacare train and its supporters are approaching the end of their track as we learn more about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on American small businesses.
Yesterday, an article published by Politico pointed out, “Think the canceled health policies hurt the Obamacare cause? There’s another political time bomb lurking that could explode not too long before next year’s elections: rate hikes for small businesses.”
Beginning next year, small business owners will be forced to comply with a litany of new rules and regulations that, experts say, will increase premiums across the board.
This startling revelation is contrary to what Senator Mary Landrieu has repeatedly told Louisiana small business owners as she attempted to sell them on Obamacare.
Her Senate website reads, “As chair of the Small Business Committee, she is leading efforts to ensure all small businesses have…superior health insurance at a low cost…” (“Biography,” Landrieu.senate.gov, Accessed 12/17/13)
In 2009, Landrieu again insisted that Obamacare “Drives down costs and expands affordable health care choices for millions of families and small businesses.”
“I am voting for this bill because it achieves the goals I laid out at the beginning of this debate: it drives down costs and expands affordable health care choices for millions of families and small businesses in Louisiana and around the nation. Any claim to the contrary, is a pathetic lie meant to derail this bill, a tactic that was all too common during this debate,” Landrieu said in 2009. (Sen. Mary Landrieu,Congressional Record, 12/22/09, S13736)
“Once again, Senator Landrieu’s rhetoric doesn’t match the evidence,” LAGOP spokesperson Ryan Cross said. “Mary Landrieu’s flagrant support for Obamacare is continuing to chip away what’s left of her credibility and poll numbers. Only the federal government can successfully get away with defrauding the American people and dropping the ball on something of this scale.”
As Michael Goodwin succinctly explains in the New York Post, “Consider that it now appears that not a single major promise made about the law will turn out to be credible. When it comes to delivering the product as sold, there’s no there there. In private business, that’s called fraud.”