Obamacare: Wrong For Moms
President Obama portrayed the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold Obamacare as a political victory. He may choose to view it that way, but for parents across the country, it was a defeat. I know because I have five children.
Obamacare complicates the lives of mothers across the country. For President Obama, the healthcare bill is his signature legislative achievement. But for me, it’s about something more than politics: I’m simply worried about how Obamacare will affect my family. And based on the bill’s unpopularity throughout the country, it seems that other mothers readily share my concerns.
The problem with the President’s healthcare “reform” is that it inserts a bureaucrat between patients and their doctors, including pediatricians. While I believe government has a place in society, I don’t think it belongs in the very personal decisions about my children’s health—especially since it won’t improve quality.
Indeed, contrary to President Obama’s promise that people can keep their plans if they like,
Obamacare could cause nearly 20 million Americans to lose the insurance currently provided to them by their employers. That’s change, to be sure, but certainly not the kind of change the American people were looking for when they elected President Obama in 2008.
For mothers across the country, the prospect of losing coverage for their kids is frightening.
But that’s just one of many broken promises from President Obama. He also framed Obamacare as an effort to make healthcare more affordable. Unfortunately, however, under his administration, the cost of family healthcare premiums has increased. At a time when median incomes are down, that makes things even more difficult for moms trying to make ends meet.
Raising kids is already hard enough. There are the carpools to soccer practice, which never seem to end. And I thought I was finished with homework when I graduated years ago. Make no mistake: motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it is not without struggle or sacrifice. Mothers don’t need more government programs like Obamacare exacerbating the burdens they already face.
That’s why I’m looking forward to voting for Mitt Romney this fall. He’ll not only repeal Obamacare, but also get our economy out of reverse. And that’s precisely the kind of leadership we need in the White House.