Conservatives Rally at 'Hands Off My Health Care' Event
Waukesha County woman at Americans for Prosperity rally in Waukesha predicts Supreme Court ruling is "the nail in his coffin" for President Barack Obama's re-election possibilities.
Kim Kubena, a Waukesha County woman, was among those conservatives who were disappointed with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act.
Kubena, a small business owner from Delafield, has many reasons she’s against the legislation. Beyond projected costs increases for health insurance, she doesn’t feel government should mandate health insurance. She is also opposed to it for religious reasons – as a Christian she doesn’t think abortions and birth control should be covered as health care reforms signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010.
“I feel that there is no way that Obamacare is constitutional,” Kubena said. “The reason that I feel it is unconstitutional is it is going to force people to purchase it and take away the free market. Government should not be in health care. Health care is an individual decision. We need reform in health care but we don’t need government mandated health care.”
Kubena, who says her health care premiums have increased 30 percent since Obama took office, called for measures such as health savings accounts and opening up boundaries among state lines to increase health insurance competition.
But Kubena, like other conservatives, are taking the Supreme Court ruling and looking to the fall election when Obama is up for re-election. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is on the Republican ticket to challenge Obama.
“This is going to be the nail in his coffin,” Kubena said with a laugh. “He is done. He is done.”