Now that Congress is back in session -- and the President has given his televised push on health care -- it is time for us to redouble our efforts.
Every major health care bill being considered in Congress would require many (if not most) Americans to be covered by insurance policies written by the Obama administration -- so-called ObamaCare.
Among other things, ObamaCare will almost certainly require, by regulation, that all gun-related medical data be fed into a federal health database -- pursuant to a $20 billion program Obama insisted be included in the $787 billion stimulus bill.
So, as a gun owner who doesn't want this data to be trolled by the BATFE from a federal database, you might say:
* "I'm not going to buy an ObamaCare policy."
* "I'm going to buy the type of insurance that I want to buy."
Well, anti-gun Democrat Max Baucus (D-MT) has a question for you: "How would you like to pay a $3,800 a year fine?"
That's right. In a legislative draft released this week, Baucus would fine you up to $3,800 for not buying precisely the insurance policy which Barack Obama orders you to buy.
So, what's going to be required under ObamaCare? And how much is it going to cost?
Baucus isn't going to tell you that until after the bill is passed. We do know that, under the Baucus draft, a lower middle income family could be forced to pay up to 13% of its income to buy an ObamaCare policy. And, presumably, a middle income family would be required to spend much, much more.
Take into consideration that the Baucus draft -- with its $3,800 per year fines and its ObamaCare -related gun databases -- is the so-called "conservative" bill. This is the one that they're trying to get Republicans to sign onto because it's so "conservative." The final Pelosi-written conference report will be much, much worse.
Incidentally, Obama opposed forcing Americans to purchase government-approved insurance during the campaign, but guess what? He lied.