Andrew C. McCarthy: “Obamacare is a Massive Fraudulent Scheme”

There is no doubt, as AFLC Advisory Board Member Andrew C. McCarthy says in his latest article on National Review Online, that “Obamacare is a massive fraudulent scheme.” For years, President Obama has famously — or infamously — promised (or declared by quasi-royal decree) that Americans could keep their health-insurance plans under the “vaunted” grandfathering provision if they like them. However, in a remarkable demonstration of hypocrisy,  the Obama Justice Department has argued in our very own legal challenge to the Obamacare “contraception mandate” that most health plans would lose their “grandfather status” by the end of this year. As McCarthy explains, the loss in covergage would affect

“[n]ot just the ‘5 percent’ of individual-market consumers [as the Obama administration is claiming], but close to all consumers — including well over 100 million American workers who get coverage through their jobs — have been expected by the president swiftly to ‘transition to the requirements under the [Obamacare] regulations.’ That is, their health-insurance plans would be eliminated. They would be forced into Obamacare-compliant plans, with all the prohibitive price hikes and coercive mandates that ‘transition’ portends.”

McCarthy concludes: “Obamacare is a massive fraudulent scheme. A criminal investigation should be opened. Obviously, the Obama Justice Department will not do that, but the House of Representatives should commence hearings into the offenses that have been committed in the president’s deception of the American people.”