KICINSKI FOR CONGRESS
For Immediate Release - July 12, 2012
Contact: Michael Kicinski, (315) 691-4906, Information@KicinskiForCongress.com
Kicinski Responds to Lamb's Visit
Earlville, NY. (July 12, 2012) Kicinski For Congress comments on Dan Lamb's visit with Broome County Seniors at the Johnson City Senior Center:
Mr. Lamb claims that the Affordable Care Act will improve prescription drug benefits and provide free services through Medicare. But he fails to mention that millions of Seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage and be forced to a lower quality Medigap plan that will give them fewer benefits. Mr. Lamb also references the AARP, but fails to say that the AARP is promoting the Affordable Care Act because it stands to profit $1 billion through royalties from the increase in Medigap enrollees - effectively benefiting financially from their members' and Seniors' loss of benefits.
Mr. Lamb wrongly claims the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "...does a lot of good things to move us forward and improve our broken health care system." First, this health care law has not moved us forward. In fact, because of the known mandates and many unknowns, it has done just the opposite by freezing economic growth, business expansion, and hiring. Second, our health care system was not broken. Congress decided to put in place an unknown and untested replacement instead of addressing the problems of waste, abuse, and corruption of the existing programs. And third, Seniors have a good chance they will lose their doctor according to a recent survey by the Doctor Patient Medical Association Foundation, which indicates 83% of doctors say they are thinking about quitting if Obamacare is fully implemented. "I can't see this as moving forward when there will be fewer doctors plus a worse economy," Kicinski said. "We will have no money and no doctors when we need health care."
Now we have a situation where many cannot afford health insurance, so the government requires them to buy it. And since they cannot afford to buy it, then they are fined for the same thing they cannot afford. And in the other situation where someone would choose to not purchase health care for any reason, then they are taxed for something they did not purchase. The bottom line is that we have a decision by 5 citizens of the United States saying the Federal Government can tax us for nothing.
Mr. Lamb is also largely ignoring the decision of the Supreme Court that the Act is a new tax. The Chief Justice came to the conclusion that the Federal Government can tax us for nothing. If that sounds ridiculous, just listen to what the Chief Justice said: "Rather, it makes going without insurance just another thing the government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning income," he wrote.
The Affordable Care Act is just one example of passing a bill with problems just to try to fix them later. Mr. Hanna admits to being part of the problem, as reported on WBGH in Binghamton: "He says that after 15 years as a Washington insider, Lamb should know that lawmakers sometimes vote for larger bills with the intention of working later to alter specific aspects of the legislation," the news reports. And according to a report from WKTV in Utica, Hanna either doesn't remember or he doesn't want people to know that he voted for the Ryan budget plan in 2011, which includes a voucher system for Medicare.
Michael Kicinski says that he will not vote for a problematic bill. "Let's do it right the first time," Kicinski said.
Reported polls indicate an increasing opposition to Obamacare, especially as more facts about this massive, complicated program is revealed. After today's repeal vote in the House, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, summed it up nicely: "This law epitomizes Washington at its very worst: intrusive mandates, higher costs, red tape, unaffordable spending, taxes on employers and families and control of personal health care decisions by boards, bureaus and agencies in Washington," he said.
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act must be repealed," Kicinski said. "We must restore the working programs we had while eliminating the waste, abuse, and corruption."
Michael Kicinski is an independent candidate for Congress, NY-22. More information can be found at www.KicinskiForCongress.com website.