With many baseball fans in Boston on today to watch the Word Series game 6, President Obama gave authorities a security nightmare by showing up to put to bed the enormous misconceptions surrounding Obamacare. Obama went to Faneuil Hall which is the site in which former governor Mitt Romney stood in 2006 to announce the Massachasuetts Health Care System.
Obama's visit was just hours following the intense grilling that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received at the hands of the Republican lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Sebelius took full responsibility for the fiasco surrounding the ineffectiveness of the website set up for potential customers to shop for affordable health coverage.
It didn't take long into her testimony before the House until it became apparent that the Republican lawmakers had an agenda that had nothing to do with improving the site but rather scoring political points and trying to implicate President Obama into some sort of incompetence or outright lying to the American people. Sec. Sebelius held her own and was relieved from this torturous experience around thirty minutes past noon.
President Obama held his briefing just hours later in which he dispelled all the lies and innuendos that the pundits and lawmakers received in their talking points in a last ditch effort to delay, defund or repeal the Affordable Care Act. There were even occasions when an outright lie was presented to Sec. Sebilius and then the question, "Will you shut down the Affordable Care Act today madam Secretary?" Her answer was a consistent, "No" to all such ridiculous questions.
Regardless who wins Game 6 of the World Series on tonight, President won the debate of the Affordable Care Act by hitting home runs repeatedly and dispelling every objection now being propagated by the opponents of his signature legislation. The most consistent talking point on today was the notion that Obama lied when he said, "If you like the health plan that you currently have, you can keep it." The Republican lawmakers must not have read the provision in the law which mandated that all policies issued after the implementation of the law had to comply with the law.
After shutting down the government for sixteen days in an effort to dismantle the law, one would have to conclude that they had no plan nor interest in assuring that the law was implemented smoothly. As the Democrats tolerated the Bush era policy of Medicare Part D in which they opposed but tried to make it work, Republicans have no such interest in seeing Obama be successful in giving this nation health care at an affordable cost.