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Should We Delay or Defund Obamacare?
Posted By Marguerite Bowling On August 26, 2013 @ 6:50 am In Front Page | Comments Disabled
Conservatives are united in one idea: Obamacare is devastating policy for America. To halt its destructive effects, some are saying Congress should merely delay the law. But to truly stop it, Obamacare must be defunded.
Some conservatives are arguing for postponing the individual mandate  and employer mandate for one year. Others add that Obamacare’s new entitlements should be delayed.
Delay is not enough.
Obamacare is far more than the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and the new entitlement spending. It’s a massive, government-centered restructuring of American health care.
Simply delaying Obamacare:
Obamacare is disastrous for individuals, businesses, and doctors alike. The law is unfair, unaffordable, and unworkable. Congress can halt Obamacare’s devastating impact by defunding  it entirely before the law’s health insurance exchanges take effect on October 1. This timing is also crucial  because Congress will have to make a decision on funding the government before then.
As Heritage’s senior policy analyst Chris Jacobs explained in this video , it is possible to defund the law—and it doesn’t require a government shutdown. “Conservatives want to keep the federal government open. We just want to shut down Obamacare.”
Because full defunding  will stop all of Obamacare’s programs, and all of its new regulations, it is the strongest play for those who want to stop Obamacare cold.
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URLs in this post:
 postponing the individual mandate: http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/articles/soft-underbelly-obama-care_742475.html
 Health and Human Services (HHS) anti-conscience mandate: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/25/obamacares-liberty-crushing-mandate-in-court/
 businesses: http://www.redstate.com/2013/08/21/delta-airlines-and-the-100-million-costs-of-obamacare/
 53-page Obamacare timeline: http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2010/pdf/042110_Health_Law_Timeline.pdf
 halt Obamacare’s devastating impact by defunding: http://obamacare.heritage.org/
 This timing is also crucial: http://washingtonexaminer.com/to-defund-obamacare-good-principle-equals-good-politics/article/2534672#null
 explained in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuTFC-0lMXU
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