How Barack Obama Is Using Health Care to Balkanize America

Last week, adjunct faculty at a local college were asked to sign a petition to the White House to "explore options to prevent colleges/universities from cutting adjunct and contingent faculty hours to circumvent [the] PPACA," better known as ObamaCare.  This is in response to the massive assault on the livelihood of adjunct faculty who now face devastating salary cuts as a direct result of ObamaCare.

In addition, because of budget cuts which originated with Obama, cancer clinics are now turning away thousands of Medicare cancer patients with  the result that "patients at these clinics would need to seek treatment elsewhere, such as at hospitals that might not have the capacity to accommodate them."  Oncologists have explained that "the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, make it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially."  Ted Okon, director of the Community Oncology Alliance, which advocates for hundreds of cancer clinics nationwide, explains that "[t]his is a drug that we're purchasing. The costs don't change and you can't do without it. There isn't really wiggle room."

Okon's group has sent letters to legislators urging them to exempt cancer drugs from the sequester or, as a back-up, shave only 2 percent off the money they receive to administer the medications.

Such a move highlights the hypocrisy of Obama, who early on claimed that the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) would "launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American[.] Thus, it is perplexing that the cuts outlined by CMS will negatively impact cancer patients, making advances in cancer care more difficult to deliver."

And last month, a petition posted on the White House website urged Obama to restore the college tuition assistance program for "America's men and women in uniform" through an executive order.  Clearly, many groups have joined the bandwagon and are demanding that their special interests be considered by the White House.

It is important to note that it was Obama who introduced the idea of sequestration.  Although Republicans attempted to make the sequester cuts "less reckless," the bill was "dead on arrival in Harry Reid's Senate."  Thus, Obama's duplicity emerged, as he sought to blame the Republicans for sequestration even though he originated it.

What we are now seeing in the country is but one of the many deliberate designs of the Obama administration to pit one group against another and make them beg for some dispensation or waiver.  The class warfare that has been an Obama signature now engages cancer patients and teachers and the military. Who will be next in line to demand special consideration?

Obama knows only one way to rule -- and I do mean rule, since governance has gone by the wayside.  Bribes and special interest group waivers have marked his presidency since the beginning of his term.

As each group tries to best another group, Obama looks down upon his minions as only a wannabe emperor can.  Though I value my First Amendment right to petition the government for change, we need far more puissant action.  We demand a total eradication of ObamaCare.  And it needs to be done as a united front.  Otherwise, we actually play right into Obama's overarching aims of divide and conquer by duplicity and coercion. 

Thus, when we do not marshal our respective forces and instead operate piecemeal, we make it easier for Obama to distract one group and pit one segment of the population against another.  Thus, Americans remain impotent on issues of real concern.

The American people need to refuse to be placated and appeased.  If the government could not get these unintended consequences ironed out ahead of time, one must wonder if they were truly unintended.  In fact, Obama knows exactly what he is doing as he continues to damage the American psyche and more.

If nothing else, these so-called unintended consequences certainly prove that government intervention on such a massive scale will lead only to misery, resentment, and anger for many more groups in American society.  It is a recipe for violence.

Obama, however, seems to avoid personal blame for the expensive, unwieldy health care law which started all these problems in the first place.  By his actions, Obama clearly wants to balkanize and divide as many segments of the American population as possible.

America, we need a peaceful one-million-person march on the Washington Mall to clearly state that "united we stand, divided we fall," and that we will no longer accept the loss of our liberties and the assault on our values and livelihood through the continued enactment of ObamaCare.  And we need to do it as one united voice.

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