At its very core, what is the Affordable Care Act really about? Is it truly about granting access to health insurance coverage and affordability for everyone, as the Obama Administration has claimed since day one? Or is it about big governmental controlling yet another aspect of our lives? I have my opinion, and I’m sure you can guess what it is. But regardless of what I think, we may be about to see for sure what it’s about.
In Wisconsin, Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to provide his constituents with a way to avoid the problems that ObamaCare has been – and promises to continue – causing. His proposal, which has already received the blessing of six Democrats in the Wisconsin state House of Representatives, would not take away federal subsidies to Wisconsin’s poor and uninsured, but would permit them to purchase coverage directly from insurers rather than from the online exchange created by ObamaCare.
Walker’s proposal passed in the House with a healthy majority and will now be weighed by the Senate. Here’s the catch. Even if it passes in the Wisconsin Senate, it would need the OK of the Obama Administration.
If that doesn’t happen, Walker believes he knows why.
“If they don’t approve this, this is ultimately exposing that this isn’t really about access and this isn’t about affordability,” Walker said. “It’s about government playing a heavier hand in these kinds of decisions.”
What do you think ObamaCare is really about? Do you believe the Obama Administration is interested solely in making sure a greater number of people have affordable health insurance coverage, or do you think it’s all about the government gaining control over this industry? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.