Jobs Disappearing: Congress Needs to Defund Obamacare

Time flies, doesn’t it?  It’s March of 2013.  Blink your eyes, and it will be 2014, and that is the year  Obamacare’s most egregious provisions become entrenched.

When you open your eyes, there are two possibilities for how America will look.  One where Obamacare has been repealed – or at least delayed and defunded – and one where Obamacare’s socialist jaws have clenched down hard on the American people and healthcare system.

Lawmakers will not be able to say they weren’t warned of Obamacare’s damages, and without defunding Obamacare before it’s too late, we’ll all have to watch Obamacare on steroids unleashed full force.

Today Heritage points out 10 stories of job loss as a consequence of Obamacare.  They explain:

 As employers and businesses prepare for Obamacare’s sweeping changes and mandates to begin in 2014, many are already laying off some of their employees.

Just a couple of examples are the 1,000 jobs that were lost in the Stryker Corporation thanks to Obamacare and at least 7,386 full-time jobs turned part time in Virginia thanks to Obamacare. 

The job cuts they identified result from a few different aspects of Obamacare, the medical device tax, Medicare payment cuts, and the employer mandate.

Not only will thousands upon thousands of jobs be lost, but healthcare costs will skyrocket even as quality of care plummets.  That’s what government-directed industry does.

That is why Obamacare should be repealed.  There are good ideas for real reforms that would empower patients, parents and doctors, not bureaucrats and bean counters.  Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan shows what freedom looks like.

In the meantime, the Cruz Amendment to the Senate’s Continuing Resolution would defund Obamacare, which is critical if Obamacare is to be stopped in its tracks.  If the Senate votes on this amendment, Heritage Action will key vote in favor of it.   Those people who are losing or have already lost their jobs would expect nothing less.


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