Carroll County Times

Letter: Obamacare should be postponed

I believe that Obamacare will go down in history as one of the greatest lies of the 20th century.
President Barack Hussein Obama's new health care program was basically a government takeover of the American health care system, a system I considered the best health care system in the world, bar none.
The platform of the Democratic Party for the last 20-plus years with Sen. Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and now Obama was to convince the American people that the government can do a better job in providing health care than the private sector. This is the big lie and we are seeing the result every day with the inability of the Obama administration to have a website that works. The administration has spent over $400 million and over four years preparing for the Affordable Care Act.
Tom Zirpoli, in one of his recent columns, blamed the Republicans. The sad fact is the lack of accountability of the Obama administration. Remember Benghazi and the lies of the Obama administration? It begs the question, how did we get into this mess where there are 15 million Ameicans who are losing their health care and the Obama administration is telling people it will be fixed in 30 days. I don't believe this at all.
Remember Obama's promise that you can keep your doctor and your insurance? Like the Trojan horse, many Americans were duped to believe that the government can take care of your health care. Obamacare is based on the premise that young, healthy Americans will support it or pay a fine. I don't know about you, but I'm not one to put my trust in government.
History will judge the Obama administration and it is apparent to me that Obamacare needs to be postponed for a minimum of a year. Today, many of those who supported it, including Sen. Max Baucus, are calling for a delay. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue, it is a national issue that every American needs to address.
Let's all agree that we can no longer continue the Affordable Care Act unless there are major changes to see if the bugs are worked out of the system.
Bill Murphy