Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare Upheld, But Fight Continues

The Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of Obamacare today, but I’m confident the fight is not over. Those who passed the president’s health care mandate are celebrating their initial victory, but in the end, the will of the people will not stand for backdoor politicking and clandestine government overreach.

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once famously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” President Obama then said “…not a tax…” Well, thanks to the Supreme Court, it is now confirmed “what is in it” is new taxes. The boundaries of our federal government to leverage higher taxes on all Americans have been expanded.

Your health care decisions should be made by you and your doctor, and we should never allow a government bureaucracy or bureaucrat to interfere with that critical relationship. No one respects that relationship more than rural Texans who value the direct relationships they have with their doctors and the ability to make their own decisions based on that patient-doctor relationship.

Through TDA’s Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH), we are daily working to improve rural health care accessibility by respecting market principles and individual freedoms. The SORH works with rural health providers to maximize the use of available resources to address medical personnel recruitment, infrastructure and equipment needs, along with expanding telemedicine.

Yes, there is shouting in the streets today, but it’s not all cheering for Obamacare. There are voices energized to fight for an America where we face fewer taxes and our grandchildren are not saddled with a government spending spree that creates a dangerous debt that will paralyze future generations. 

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