Skip to comments.Pelosi: Obamacare Is ‘A Right’
Posted on 06/08/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pelosi: Obamacare Is A Right By Terence P. Jeffrey June 8, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActAKA Obamacreis not a privilege but a right.
At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare are rights.
Key elements of Obamacare include a provision requiring all individuals to purchase government-approved health-care plans, taxpayer-funded transfer payments to finance the purchase of health-care plans by individuals and families who earn less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and a regulation that requires all health-care plans to cover, without any fees or co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives and abortifacients for all women with reproductive capacity."
A majority of the nations state governments challenged Obamacare in federal court, arguing that the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to force individuals to purchase health insurance. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on these challenges by the end of this month.
Pelosi made her statement that Obamacare is a right in response to a reporter who asked her about a CBS News/New York Times poll that showed 41 percent of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn the law in its entirety while another 27 percent want the Supreme Court to throw out the individual mandate and keep the rest of the law.
Why do you think that is and what does that say in terms of the chance that the Supreme Court will strike it down? the reporter asked Pelosi.
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If you have a right
To the service I provide,
I must be your slave.
They know. Just as planned so the economy will explode in celebration. Hiring will explode up. Businesses will expand explosively. All huge good upward numbers just in time for the re-election. Yes, with the help of the lame-street media, the American people are that stupid to give Obama the credit.
So I have a right to a new Cadillac, and I can hand the bill to my neighbor??
Is that how it works?
No, ordering a 36 ounce sugar-laden beverage without being hassled by the food police is a “right”. Being able to choose my health care providers and insurers is a “right”.
Having my health care dictated to me, as in “single provider”, is certainly NOT a right in anyone’s vocabulary.
I am beginning to think Pelosi is on the RNC payroll.
It’s a right unless you want to pay the Democrats to opt out.
Trying to explain the concept of God given rights to Nancy Pelosi is like trying to explain calculus to a dog. She may give you an understanding look from time to time, but she just cannot grasp the fundamental concepts.
Must be true because she say’s that she knows the Constitution. The right to Obamacare must be in there somewhere.
If you’re not free then you are a slave.
A free person has the right to refuse; a slave does not.
Health care is not a right;
A college degree is not a right;
A driver’s license is not a right.
Mrs. Pelosi sounds like she’s shaking in her Pradas.
Pelicanosi is trying ‘desperwattly’ to frame the issue as the courts taking away an inalienable right. It is the usual democrat lying they always revert to since their souls are so darkened and truth is so foreign to them. It will get much worse as November draws near, so be ready to either expose the lies or ignore their effects upon dumbed down populace.
A right isn’t a right if it imposes an involuntary burden on another person.
If it is a right, if it is good, then why have so many Democrat cronies been given exemptions from it?
Sorry Nancy, but I disagree. I’d have to say Obamacare is definitely a wrong.
The left defines individual freedom differently than we do.
It seems their definition of freedom centers around the alleviation of personal responsibility.
So, the more stuff that is “taken care of” by the government or anyone else, the “freer” they are.
She knows what the Supreme Court is going to do. 0bama knows. All the top dems do. Kagan already told them it’s a 5-4 or 6-3 vote to strike down the whole act. They are in some kind of spin mode to try to gin up an outcry over the Court decision. They want to rally the voters in November.
Personally, I don’t think it will work. The only outrage will be from the media, and they are preaching to the choir of moochers who are already voting for 0bama.
No - Obamacare is a FRIGHT.
I’ll disagree. Until he’s defeated and the chance of him finding anther way to implement his policies disappear with him then hiring will remain meager.