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  • Catch Co-Authors of ‘Why Obamacare is Wrong for America’ On BookTV

    As has been well documented, Obamacare is destructive to Americans on several fronts: economically, medically, Constitutionally, ethically, and otherwise. This government takeover of America’s health care system (mislabeled as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) must be stopped. And therein may lie the one positive side effect of this misguided law: it unites Americans as never before, in an effort to reverse Obamacare as quickly as possible.

    Nowhere is such determined collaboration seen more clearly than in the new book Why Obamacare is Wrong for America, written by four of today’s leading health policy experts and published by Broadside Books (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). This weekend, the four co-authors—Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute, Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Tom Miller of American Enterprise Institute, and Heritage’s Bob Moffit—appear together on BookTV to reveal the “lowlights” of their in-depth Obamacare analysis and share what real health care reform could look like moving forward. Their book forum presentation airs on C-SPAN2′s BookTV on Saturday, April 9, at 8:30 pm ET, and again on Sunday, April 10, at 2 pm ET.

    “When the president talks about the new health law, he focuses almost exclusively on the early provisions—such as putting 26 year-olds on their parents’ policies, ‘free’ preventive care, and the high-risk pools. Many people think, ‘What was the big deal? Why are people so upset if that was all they’re doing?’” says lead author Grace-Marie Turner. “But we have to look beyond these selling points. Readers of our new book say that seeing the entire law’s impact laid out in a dozen chapters has opened their eyes to what this means for their personal health care, for their families, and for the future of our country and economy.”

    They’re not the only ones taking notice of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America. The team at American Enterprise Institute recently hosted a briefing inside the United States Capitol for Members of Congress and their staff. More than 125 Capitol Hill staffers attended, while Congressional leaders including physicians Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) gave their enthusiastic endorsement of the book.

    Reviews from other leading analysts keep rolling in. Economist Robert Graboyes recently called this book, “The best one-stop shopping I’ve seen to understand the broad sweep of PPACA.” Graboyes serves as the senior health care advisor for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which represents small business owners nationwide. The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol says, “I’m such a fan of this book. It’s really an excellent statement of the case against Obamacare – which I think is the correct case in understanding Obamacare.”

    Tune in this weekend for BookTV’s presentation featuring all four authors , and get your copy of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America at Amazon or your local bookseller. For more information, visit WrongForAmericaBook.com.

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    6 Responses to Catch Co-Authors of ‘Why Obamacare is Wrong for America’ On BookTV

    1. West Texan says:

      If a country bumpkin like myself easily spotted the Obamacare con job, why can't the majority of sophisticated urbanites? Hopefully this co-written book will help enlighten them.

      Truth is, we're not as ignorant down here in rural West Texas as some folks might conveniently project. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X7ojaSVl3A.

    2. West Texan says:

      Sorry. Just noticed the video was removed. Missing is a well produced recruitment tool for Sul Ross Sate University.

      At least you can enjoy a walk through our on-campus museum at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpQvMxZVGZc.

    3. Leon Lundquist, Dura says:

      Let's see! Uh, destroying the Best Health Care System in the World? By some kind of Sorcery (over the People's heads?) Stupifying lies! So many things wrong with Obama Care that it Minces the Demographic of the opposition! Get it? We are so outraged in so many directions that we Conservatives can't get together on which Outrage to undo!

      Will I go another two years without hearing about Junk Medicine? How Overregulation and Overcriminalization of Medicine costs Consumers? Who was there, before Obama not saying "The Cost Of Medicine Will Necessarily Skyrocket?" Understand, the cost of Medicine versus Value Of Service has been undermined by Defensive Medicine, Statistical Medicine is not the same as Patient Centered Medicine. Disease Management is not the same as Strict Cures!

      I can't get it out of my head, that Judge Vinson characterized the HHS as demanding Totalitarian Powers! He referred to Case Law language to the effect, Obama wants Noblesse Oblige! In America! There was nothing wrong with our Healthcare System! Obamacrats were simply stealing Power. That isn't my "Hate Speech!" That is a fact.

      Please! Won't somebody go after Junk Medical Science!

    4. Ronald J. Sakowski, says:

      I recently had the following experience. I contacted a specialist based on a physician referral and was told they no longer were accepting Medicaire patients because payments were insufficient to sustain the practice based on payments received. My Federal employees Blue Cross, Blue Shield was not accepatable also becasue as secondary insurance and a Government sponsored plan, it will only pay what Medicaire would have payed. My wife's military retirement TRICARE Prime was not accepted by this practice either. I told the office I would pay out of pocket. They said it was against the rules for them to accept cash. So this is where we are. A patient who may have cancer cannot be seen—because Medicaire is broke, and the patient is not allowed to pay himself. Thanks Obama, Reid, Pelosi!

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    6. Barbara Jo, Ph. D., says:

      @Ronald J. Sakowski You have brought forth the dilemma exactly and soon you will be in the Majority wherby after all we paid for Medicare and other supporting Health Care Insurance, we will have none.

      BUT, MEDICARE WAS IIMPOSED UPON US BY L. B. JOHNSON AND NOW THEY ARE PUTTING US ON THE AGENDA OF MEDICAID–TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERNT MATTERS.

      So now the US Gov't is punishing those of us who paid for benefits and rewarding the Medicaid People with their hands both out for more.

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