Gun Owners of America Warns RINOCare Still Contains Gun Control
MARCH 23, 2017
Gun Owners of America has come out against the American Health Care Act, aka RINOCare, because it continues to have measures in it that allow doctors, insurance companies and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to use medical records to push a gun control agenda, something our Constitution specifically says cannot be done lawfully.
GOA openly opposed Obamacare because of the threats to the rights of Americans that are protected under the Second Amendment. This has led to them voicing concern about what it calls the “Son of Obamacare” bill put forward by House Republicans.
ObamaCare has given the federal government the ability to use (and abuse) medical data as a pretext for keeping law-abiding gun owners from possessing firearms — just as the feds have already done to more than 257,000 military veterans.
“Unfortunately, Paul Ryan’s ‘Son of ObamaCare’ does not eliminate GOA’s concerns,” wrote GOA Legislative Counsel Michael Hammond. “The reasons why conservatives around the country are upset with the “Son of ObamaCare,” which is still unnumbered, are not hard to figure out.”
Hammond then listed the following:
The bill still requires an individual mandate. If your insurance lapses, the government requires that you pay a 30% legally-mandated penalty to re-enroll.
The bill keeps the subsidies. It’s called an “advanceable refundable tax credit.”
The bill keeps the entitlements. It continues to pay the 31 greedy states who grabbed for “free” Medicaid money, and it creates a NEW program to reward those who didn’t.