(Editorial by Ron Hamblin) As someone who has been in Small Business for about 20 years and someone who has struggled to get insurance due to high costs, I was a little excited when Obamacare was first announced. I thought, finally, we may be able to afford insurance and provide it for our workers. What a joke that turned out to be. First off, the insurance rates are much higher than before Obamacare, and second, in poor rural areas, like Eastern Kentucky, Obamacare has been nothing more than a handout for people who aren’t willing to get off their couch and find work. Why would they?? You can draw a check, free medical and not leave the house. PERFECT!!
I get weekly press releases from both parties and had to share one I just got from the Democratic National Party. Keep in mind, I am not Republican or Democrat. I personally believe both parties are, “crooked as a dog’s hind leg.” I feel that most politicians have totally lost track of why they are in office. It is not a career position to work in Washington, yet most politicians think it is a career. They have lost all touch with what real Americans are going through. That being said, I will elaborate on the press release.
It starts by slamming Rand Paul. It stated, “Rand Paul hasn’t been spending much time in Kentucky. Maybe that explains why he’s so out of touch with his constituents’ experiences with the Affordable Care Act. While Paul says getting Obamacare made him an “unhappy person,” people in Kentucky are having a very different experience when they get covered. In fact, if Rand Paul got his way, he would repeal the Affordable Care Act – leaving many Kentuckians without coverage and returning to a system where folks in Kentucky went bankrupt because they got sick.”
The fact is, that statement is total nonsense. Most Kentuckians I talk to, Democrats, are in agreement with Rand Paul. He may be MORE in TOUCH with constituents than any other candidate. When organizations like the DNC make these kinds of statements, it is clear they have no clue what Kentuckians in Eastern KY are going through. Breathitt County is Democrat country and I do not think Obama even carried Breathitt in the past election. Paul would win East KY in a landslide. So who is really out of touch with Constituents?
In another statement in the press release, which was directed at a NY Post Article on those signing up for Obamacare in Breathitt County, “In rural Kentucky, health-care debate takes back seat as the long-uninsured line up” , it stated, “Courtney Lively, a navigator, on Kentuckians signing up: “People have been ‘pouring in’.” Well that statement is true. If you know anything about Breathitt County or any poor county, Of course they are lining up. IT IS FREE HEALTH CARE!! Who is paying for these free handouts? Hard working American taxpayers.
For the DNC to send out press releases bragging about Obamacare, it clearly shows they are out of touch with hard working Americans. Most Americans, the majority, thinks both parties are out of touch with their concerns. If politicians had to live under the same rules and laws as taxpayers, they would not spend all their time railroading American rights and WOULD make rules, laws and guideline that truly help Americans.