How far the federal government has come since 1798, when President John Adams broke the seal on government-funded health care by authorizing taxpayer-funded medical care for merchant seamen. In fact, television host Glenn Beck recently noted that the various new government programs created by Obamacare vastly outnumber those created during the entirety of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
At a time when America desperately needs to restore the primacy of the free market, Obamacare marks an unprecedented step in the wrong direction. If our leaders’ goal is truly to provide “affordable care,” then this monstrosity must be repealed and government’s role in health care must be dramatically scaled back.
Howard Rich is chairman of Americans for Limited Government.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
By Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times
President Obama forgot to return the salute of a U.S. Marine while boarding Marine One Friday morning, then came back out to shake the Marine’s hand, according to a tweet by CBS News’ Mark Knoller.