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No, Mr. President, this thing is not working!

by | Apr 23, 2014


NRLC-gotomeetings-pic-V2Barack Obama stunned a lot of Americans who have lost their health care options when he addressed a press conference last week.

“This thing is working,” Obama said of the Affordable Care Act. “The repeal debate is and should be over.”

Tell that to the people who will die because of rationing in Obamacare. For them, this debate is not over. It’s just beginning, and in a most painful way.

Americans are discovering what National Right to Life warned about as soon as Obamacare was proposed: that the law limits the right of some citizens to get the level of health insurance they need to receive medical treatment they require to survive. It’s not a matter of whether patients will die; it’s a matter of how many.

Dangerous limitations on health insurance and treatment are built into Obamacare. The law limits the availability of quality health insurance that doesn’t ration care, and it even limits your right to add your own money to buy such plans if you can find them. Provisions of the law to be implemented as soon as 2016 could even force doctors to limit the care they can give their patients.

That’s not a government policy that’s “working,” that’s an attack on the American people. More to the point, it’s an attack on individual Americans at the most vulnerable times in their lives – when they’re bedridden in a hospital, when they’re threatened by cancer or a chronic disease, when they’re gravely sick and fighting for their very lives.

The president acts as if Americans don’t hear the stories of their fellow citizens who are already losing their doctors, their insurance, their access to the hospitals that have always cared for their families. In the months and years ahead, there will be more stories of elderly, disabled, and seriously ill persons who suffer and die needlessly because of the limitations this law puts on the treatment and insurance options they need to live.

Despite what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) callously says, the many public stories of cancer patients and even children stripped of their essential treatments by Obamacare are not “lies,” they are the pleas of individual Americans who find themselves on the brink of life and death – and realizing their government has forced a policy on their particular circumstance that can cause their deaths.

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has proposed S. 2191, the Repeal Rationing in Support of Life bill, which would eliminate provisions of the Obamacare law that encourage the denial of health care from vulnerable patients. It would restore our right to buy the health insurance and get the treatments we and our loved ones need to survive.

Your support of the National Right to Life Committee helps pass priority life-saving legislation like this and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Please help us pass these – and the many other life-saving policies we work tirelessly for – with a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50 or $35.

Your gift, combined with those of thousands of our fellow pro-life Americans, can help us pass these life-saving laws and begin to bring an end to the injustice of abortion and euthanasia. Please help!

carol-tobias-sigpiccontributenowCarol Tobias

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