I've noticed several devastating articles on Obamacare lately; none of which tell me anything I didn't know already for the most part, but now that we've passed "the bill so you can find out what's in it," the rotten apples are starting to float to the top.
Consider this piece from David Freddoso at The Washington Examiner. The highlights:
"...seniors who rely on Medicare will replace Medicaid recipients at the bottom of the health care ladder as early as 2019."This last item means that 15 million senior citizens will get screwed on their coverage.
"Fees Medicare pays to providers will be slashed below Medicaid rates, which are already well below market prices."
"By 2050, 40 percent of existing health care facilities will forced to close their doors."
"The wait for care will be much, much longer."Many physicians already refuse to accept new Medicare patients. More will refuse when payments from the government fall below cost."
Yesterday in The American Spectator, Peter Ferrera had a devastating piece on Obamacare:
The bottom line is that you will lose your health care under this legislation, if not your job, your country as they bankrupt America, and maybe ultimately your life or the life of a loved one. All that to make dreamy, emotionalized, liberals happy, even though many of them are not happy because the socialism in the bill is not overt enough.
The Obamacare legislation involves precisely the thorough government takeover of health care. It creates 159 new bureaucracies, agencies, boards, commissions, and programs to rule over health care in America. Government authorities are empowered to tell doctors and hospitals what is quality health care and what is not, what are best practices in medicine, how their medical practices should be structured, and what they will be paid and when. Government authorities will mandate exactly what health insurance with what benefits workers and employers must buy, and the Act imposes tax penalties on them if they do not comply. Government authorities will dictate to insurance companies exactly what health insurance they must sell, to whom they must sell it, and what they can charge.
There's much more at the link.
Obamacare is an abomination. I hope there are more and more of these articles coming out between now and the fall elections because I believe it will weigh heavily in the minds of the voters when it's time to pull the lever in the voting booth. Democrats are hoping we'll have forgotten by then, but many of us will absolutely never forget. Those in Congress that voted for Obamacare sold their souls to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama; they will pay with their jobs.
Cross posted at And So it Goes in Shreveport.
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