By Lori Calabrese
President Obama and Democrats celebrated yesterday as it was the one year anniversary that the new health care law was enacted; even though its full implementation does not go into effect until 2014, many Republicans have stepped forward to state that Obamacare has already resulted in harmful impacts to Americans, including rising health care premiums and uncertainty for businesses.
Former Governor Sarah Palin appeared on FOX News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and discussed whether or not the law is doing what Democrats promised it would.
Palin said, "No, I think a year later, no, it's less popular than ever. And remember Pelosi saying, You got to pass it and then we'll find out what's in it. Well, now, a year later, we're starting to find out what's in it, and I think people are even more and more hesitant to embrace this job-killing, $3 trillion, unaffordable overreach of a government program!"
Palin and Van Susteren discussed how many politicians during the midterms in November were elected because they campaigned on repealing Obamacare, and Palin says she sees 2012 to mirror that.
"You're going to find in 2012, people are going to get elected again on the idea of the promise of repealing 'Obamacare.' They know it's killing jobs," Palin said. "They know that premiums are going up. They know it doesn't fix any problem, and they know that we were not told the truth by the White House as it pertained to information, facts, numbers that have to do with 'Obamacare.' We were told that it was going to reduce premiums. We were going to told -- be told that, no, overall, this is going to help provide more health care coverage!"
Palin stressed that the American people have made it clear that they do not want Obamacare and that it's the Senate's turn to do something about this and "not just kind of be namby-pamby about 'Oh, you know, fixing some of the things that' -- no! Just repeal the thing!"