Congressional Record December 5th 2013:
Ms. FUDGE. Madam Speaker, prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, 23 percent of Ohioans with incomes below 133 percent of the Federal poverty level were uninsured. But thanks to the expansion of Medicaid in my home State of Ohio, all of the almost 600,000 residents who are uninsured with incomes below 138 percent of the Federal poverty level will now have access to Medicaid coverage. In my district alone, an additional 72,000 people became eligible for Medicaid. And next Monday, December 9, all of these individuals will be able to begin signing up for health care coverage that begins January 1. No longer will I receive calls from constituents like Brandon Proctor, who was told that he was ‘‘too rich for Medicaid but too poor for subsidies.’’ This is the way the Affordable Care Act was supposed to work. Finally, all Ohioans will have access
Yes, this is my representative to Congress. This is the woman that is more thankful to not be receiving phone calls than the long-term implications of the Affordable Care Act. The one where Mr. Obama is currently being forced to use Hollywood and himself to go on a campaign of pleading and begging millennials to embrace and pay for this policy. She is disconnected from the reality of the economic implications of this law let alone the truth that the commerce clause was once again used to override the bill of rights by the Court. The ACA is the American horror story. Perhaps a convincing argument can change her mind.
I would remind the Congresswoman that at Cleveland State University in February 2008. Mr. Obama slammed Mrs. Clinton for her health care plan because of the fact that it required a mandate. Mr. Obama knew full well that a mandate will cause a situation where "people are being fined for not having purchased health care, but choose to accept the fine because they still can't afford it, even with the subsidies. And they are then worse off. They then have no health care and are paying a fine above and beyond that." Mr. Obama campaigned on a no-mandate health care reform and then just like all his other lies abandoned that and allowed a committee to write legislation and used his party to push it through Congress. This is not creating American exceptionalism, but American socialism.
One last word from Mr. Obama on the subject.
"And the last point I would like to make is the insurance companies actually are happy to have a mandate. The insurance companies don't mind making sure everybody has to purchase their product.
That's not something they're objecting to".
And yes, Congressman he said this at Cleveland State University which ironically is in the 11th District represented by one Marcia L. Fudge, Democrat.
Marcia L. Fudge (D - OH11)