Jerry Newcombe

The writer, Jon Lovett, spoke at a function in Washington, DC, and said that they intended well, even if the results didn't work out that way: "…it was never, ever something that was viewed as not being true but something that should be said anyway. It was viewed as something that largely described the underlying structure of this bill and that is absolutely true."

The problem with Obamacare isn't just the pronouns or the website. It's the premise. Where is it written that the government is responsible for our health care? Certainly not in the Constitution.

Certainly not in the Bible---although it is a historical fact that Christianity (without government help) gave birth to the phenomenon of the hospital, and that missionaries have provided health care virtually all over the world to those who never had it before. Even to this day, despite our society's secularization, many hospitals retain their names pointing to their Christian origins.

In Obamacare, as a nation, we are reaping what we have sown. Too many of us wanted something "free" (although that was by the sweat of our neighbor's brow) that we were willing to be duped. Government freebies don't grow on trees---they are plundered from other Americans.

Hopefully, the fiasco that is Obamacare will help us rethink our relationship with our government. Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, now the president of the Heritage Foundation think tank, once told me in a television interview: "We have to repeal Obamacare. It is going to destroy health care in America, and it's going to bankrupt our country."

He also said, "It's another government-centric approach that believes that government can make decisions about things that are very personal in our lives of the patient/doctor relationship or how we care for the medical needs of our family."

Mr. DeMint added, "But the federal government cannot run our health care system. We've seen that with Medicaid, that has created more unhealthy people by the way it is set up. Instead of encouraging people to take better care of themselves and to learn more about health insurance and how to be personally responsible for yourself."

Is Obamacare really about making health care more affordable and more accessible to more Americans? If so, how come one of the law's provisions in the 2,600 or so page act included hiring 16,000 more IRS workers to implement the law?

As the reality of Obamacare continues to shock more and more Americans, I am reminded of Ronald Reagan's classic line: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"


Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library and a Christian TV producer.