Calling it a “sickening joke,” Jones boiled over with disgust and anger following the Supreme Court’s ruling in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare.”
Key talking points on Jones’ Thursday broadcast included:
· The Act was written by insurance companies and the banks who own them, for their own financial benefit.
· The IRS can enforce the Act with penalties and interest for people who don’t buy health insurance.
· ‘Death panels’ can decide who receives care and who does not.
“It’s written by insurance companies to scam you, period,” said Jones.
Akin to the banker bailouts, the health care act takes taxpayer money and funnels it into private corporations. Health insurance companies are guaranteed policies through a law that not only compels people to buy insurance but uses government resources to enforce it.
One analysis of the health care program found it would cost the average middle class family about $15,000 a year.
On the heels of the Supreme Court ruling, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced he would attempt to repeal the Act should he become president.
Jones said that is unlikely as Romney authored much of what became the template for Obamacare.
“Romney helped write what became the law,” he said.
A caller into Jones’ radio program who identified himself as a medical doctor said he does not understand how the health care act was sanctioned. He characterized it as “absolute and total tyranny.”
“It’s absolute and total tyranny when you don’t even have control over your body anymore; when the government tells you how to live and die,” the caller said.
Jones called another caller an idiot for supporting the health care act.
According to reports Obama hailed the Supreme Court’s decision as a way to make people's lives more secure.” The ruling affirmed that Congress is within its right to require most Americans to buy health insurance through a tax.
"It is a dark day for this country," said Jones.