If we wanted to help insure the uninsured and rid ourselves of pre-existing conditions, why didn’t we do that? We could have done it without revamping our entire medical system which
is was among the finest in the world. We could have done it without turning our healthcare over to government bureaucrats who can’t even put up a website.
Other reasons given for passing the Affordable Care Act such as reducing premiums and insuring the uninsured are not panning out.
Now that Obamacare has passed, check out eleven reasons to hate it.
1. Special interests that Obama allowed to contribute to the writing of the bill are getting rich.
Take the Big Health Insurance Companies for example:
So far in 2013 the value of the S&P health insurance index has gained 43%. Thats more than double the gains made in the broad stock market index, the S&P 500. The shares of CIGNA are up 63%, Wellpoint 47% and United Healthcare 28%. And if you go back to the early 2010 passage of ObamaCare, you will find that Obama’s sellout of the public interest has allowed the public companies the ability to raise their premiums, especially on small business, dramatically multiplying their profits and sending the value of their common stocks up by 200%-300%. Forbes
2. Big Pharma is thriving under Obamacare. Walgreen’s earnings are up 86% in the past year. Forbes
3. The cheap plan on the Exchange – the Bronze plan- has a $5,000 deductible. Check the out-of-pocket costs for your ‘free’ healthcare in the chart:
A new Gallup poll shows that one in three uninsured Americans plan to stay uninsured and less than half will buy on the exchanges.
5. One Obamacare exchange already leaked the data of 2400 customers. Daily Caller
6. Obama now wants to redefine ‘cancer’ to spare cancer patients the stress and unnecessary tests and treatments. Perhaps, just perhaps he wants to spare the government the stress and expense? A working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. All the rest of the cancers will be called “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE). Front Page Magazine.
You can see where this is going. They’ve already cut the tests for prostrate cancer in some cases.
7. As of September 26th, Investors listed 313 employers who cut employees hours because of Obamacare. Low-wage workers are now facing fewer hours and higher medical costs. Check out the list on this link.
According the the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7 out of 10 workers being hired are part-time. We are becoming a nation of part-time workers.
8. Retirement health insurance is on its way out. A perfect example is IBM’s move to oust 110,000 employees from the health insurance plan.
9. Daily Caller lists ten states where if you like your healthcare plan you won’t keep it.
10. Obamacare cut funding to hospitals that care for the poor because they planned to expand Medicaid to offset it but the SCOTUS decision let that decision remain with the states, some of which chose not to expand because it was unaffordable. Some states where hospitals serve the poor are now suffering severe financial losses as a direct result.
11. The government can’t even get the website to work after three years of bragging about how lean and mean it would be and we want them to manage our healthcare?
I attempted to apply in New York today and this is the message I received:
Due to overwhelming interest in the NY State of Health – including millions of visits during the first day of site launch – the health exchange is currently having log in issues. We encourage users who are unable to log in to come back to the site later when these issues will be resolved.
On Tuesday, Governor Rick Perry described Obamacare as a criminal act, saying, “If this health care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay the price,” Perry said at a rally in Hasbrouch Heights, N.J. for Republican Senate hopeful Steve Lonegan, as quoted by the Star-Ledger. “And that, I will suggest to you, reaches to the point of being a felony toward them and their future. That is a criminal act, from my perspective, to put that type of burden on them, to mortgage their future like that. America cannot stand that. America cannot accept that.”