On ObamaCare’s Birthday, Ballooning Problems


birthday cake fireThe President can blow out the candles on ObamaCare’s birthday, but he can’t put out the fire over his signature policy.

When ObamaCare turns four this weekend, White House officials will have blown through $52 million of advertising propaganda to promote the policy — but with little to show for it, pollsters say.

According to the latest Pew Research Survey, ObamaCare may be older, but Americans don’t believe it’s wiser. Despite a 48-month adjustment perior, the toll on families’ wallets, lives, jobs, and freedom remains a major drag on the President’s health care law.

While this four-year-old still toddles through implementation, the system remains as unpopular as ever. Fifty-three percent of the country still disapprove of ObamaCare — a statistic that cash prizes, NBA endorsements, happy hours, and comedy shows hasn’t budged.

Just one-point down from the highest opposition ever recorded, Americans are still struggling to come to grips with their cancelled policies, premium hikes, and lost liberty. And their frustration, Pew explains, crosses demographic lines. Support from young people and Hispanics continues to freefall, as the Obama administration frantically tries to change these key constituencies’ minds before the March 31 deadline.

But despite missing nearly every target, Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) continue to live in denial about the policy’s impact on everyday Americans. It’s a “winner,” she insisted when asked about ObamaCare’s liabilities in the upcoming election. “We don’t weigh [the law’s] value as to what it means politically,” she explained to a surprised press corps. “We weigh its value as to what it means to the health, well-being, economic security of America’s families.”

Unfortunately for Democrats, who are desperate to stop the issue from torpedoing their campaigns, ObamaCare’s “value” took another nosedive this week, when the insurance industry warned that premium rates could double — and in some regions, triple — over the summer.

Unfortunately for Americans, the law’s greatest cost won’t be its $3 trillion price tag — but the cost in human life, since it makes taxpayers unwilling contributors in the abortion of unborn children. Anyone enrolled with an insurance company that covers abortion will be reaching into their own pockets to help pay for it. That means, as long as ObamaCare is celebrating birthdays, plenty of innocent babies won’t.

Hobby LobbyThe next greatest casualty is religious liberty, which seems to be caught underfoot in the President’s stampede toward federally-funded abortion.

As part of this colossal, 2,700-page mistake, the President who promised to “honor conscience” invented the leeway to violate everyone else’s.

Next week, that battle will reach its boiling point as Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood take their fight against the HHS mandate to its final stop: the U.S. Supreme Court. There, the hopes of thousands of businesses rest, as these two families defend their right to operate their companies in accordance with their orthodox religious beliefs.

Both businesses face crippling fines of $36,500 per employee per year for refusing to comply with the administration’s demand that they offer insurance policies that cover pills and procedures they morally oppose.