Monday, October 24th, 2016

Please pass the Obamacare casserole


Over at the MacIver Institute this week, I warn of the unexpected guest that might be coming to your Thanksgiving family gathering:

Set an extra plate at the table this Thanksgiving. President Barack Obama is inviting himself into your Thanksgiving dinner. In between the mashed potatoes and the green bean casserole, Obama wants everyone to discuss the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

It’s a turkey of an idea. Do you really want to discuss health care law with your relatives? It’s a formula for finding out what the emergency room deductible in your current policy is for an electric carving knife accident.

For that matter, does Obama really want us to discuss the changes he made to the nation’s health insurance system? According to the polls, Obama is more unpopular than ever, and a majority of the country thinks he’s dishonest. The polls are probably giving Obama and his Democratic colleagues in the Senate serious indigestion long before the pumpkin pie hits the table.

But apparently they do want the discussion to continue, even as your cousin Edna explains how she has to find a new doctor since her old doctor won’t be in her new plan that costs twice as much as before. Obama is going to pardon the Thanksgiving turkey; you would think he could spare the rest of us.

You know that smug, know-it-all cousin that just finished her second year of college so she knows everything that’s wrong with America and insists on ruining every family gathering? There’s a step-by-step process created by Organizing for Action, Obama’s activist arm, for discussing health care on Thanksgiving, and it must have been written by her.

You’ll want to click over to the MacIver website to read the step-by-step of having that Obamacare discussion instead of watching football.

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