The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land as far as healthcare goes. It is in the process of full-scale implementation beginning in October. What is confusing is that Senator Mitch McConnell, America’s least liked Senator, is going around telling American citizens that they don’t like the law that he characterizes as ObamaCare because it was President Obama’s idea.
Bear in mind that Senator McConnell was barely reelected the last time he ran for office, winning by a slim margin. He barely represents his state of Kentucky, and yet, he has spent countless hours attempting to undermine President Obama since his first term in office. He has done more to sabotage the U.S. government than any “traitor” one can identify in recent history.
Now, implementing the Affordable Care Act is a monumental challenge that will take all Americans pulling together to produce a more affordable outcome with healthcare for all citizens. No one should be without it as no one should be in poverty.
Government has not succeeded in solving this problem because people like Mitch McConnell and others in his party are not committed to the law of the land. Their oath, and Senator McConnell’s, is to the implementation of laws and regulations.
Now, McConnell has advised the National Football League not to support Health & Human Services initiative to implement the law. HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius asked the NFL to help and now the NFL declined to assist.
Now, it seems late in the game for Sebelius to be formulating such assistance in such a short time before ObamaCare kick-off. The Department plans should have been in place a year ago. Criticism will abound over how well implementation proceeds.
However, it is inexcusable for a U.S. Senator to cheer on the sidelines against laws and regulations that are passed by Congress and to seek to undermine smooth implementation. It is equally inappropriate for other politicians to do the same as that is an affront to the law and to We the People who need affordable healthcare.
“NFL says no to promoting Obamacare
By Sandhya Somashekhar and Lenny Bernstein, Published: June 28 E-mail the writers
The National Football League is used to big, bruising battles. But on Friday, it announced that it was likely staying out of one of the roughest fights in Washington: the war over Obamacare.”