That this is news is the most surprising. What did anybody thing would happen when the bill was read, of course after it was passed per Pelosi. Obama, head of the regime and Marxist/Progressives would certainly not push for a bill that would encourage work. Remember he is the disciple of Karl Marx, who explained that all should be compensated on needs, whether they are working or not. It is those people who strive for accomplishment that are evil. Those evil people must be controlled and curtailed because their real desire is to exploit others. For those who say nobody could want a society that desires to punish achievers and reward underachievers, let’s take an honest look at the last five years.
Over the last five years we have had taxes and fees raised on earners and have constantly had the push by the Marxist/Progressives to tax even more. The Food Stamp program has grown exponentially in both numbers on food stamps and dollars spent. Obama eliminated the requirement that you must search for work if you are on welfare. The disability roles have grown to the point the people on disability exceed the number of people living in Greece. In addition, the definition of disability has been liberalized to the point a question of actual disability is no longer relevant. The Marxist/Progressives have and are trying to get life time unemployment benefits.
The Marxist/Progressives have long advocated that people should be guaranteed an income because they exist. The reasoning is that this would free the people to be productive in a manner that brings them personal satisfaction. This concept is best expressed by Marx, the former leaders of the Occupy movement and now the by Obama and the regime when they state the important aspect is that all should be free to live life without concern about providing for their needs. After all, providing for needs of the individual is the responsibility of society.
What would have been shocking is if Obamacare would have encouraged people to work. This is of course neither to be expected nor to be done.