Obamacare is not free!!! And it is not paid for out of Obama’s stash!
Almost all $800 billion of the tax increases over the next decade will be passed onto the consumer. The taxes will affect plans held by our firefighters and police. More than half of us will not keep our healthcare plans. Two-thirds of all healthcare will be funded by the government which means they will also control our healthcare. Forget about seeing a doctor until you’ve gone through PA’s and Nurses.
The following is an excerpt from a recent article in Politico by Senators Barasso and Coburn –
…We found that nearly all of these tax increases are likely to be passed directly to consumers, effectively breaking the president’s pledge.
These include tax hikes on high-value health plans held by many police officers and firefighters. Americans with large medical bills will also face a direct tax hike, since the threshold for deducting medical expenses will jump from 7.5 percent to 10 percent.
All told, the Congressional Budget Office reported, the new taxes added up to $800 billion over the next 10 years.
We warned during the health care debate that the president was engaged in one of the most dramatic attacks on individual liberty in a generation. Our report uncovered substantial evidence that we were right.
A new analysis by the Congressional Research Service concluded that, under the law, about two-thirds of all health care in this country will be funded by the government by 2014.
Beyond the cost, the health care law included the unconstitutional mandate that all Americans buy health insurance whether they want it or not. It also gave sweeping new powers to the secretary of Health and Human Services to regulate nearly every element of our health care. HHS is now turning out those rules — hundreds of pages at a time.
Our report explores these and other side effects of Obama’s health care law. After two years, the facts about the law speak for themselves.
As Republican senators, we support real health care reform that puts patients first and preserves individual choice.
As physicians, we know firsthand that we cannot go back to the system we had before. We believe that we can — and we must — fix what was not working in our health care system.
However, an honest solution cannot be built on a failing law.
Real reform starts with repealing the health law and then replacing it with solutions that really lower costs, increase coverage, empower patients and reduce government interference.
Only then can Congress help Americans receive the care they need, from the doctor of their choice, at a price they can afford…Read more: Politico
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) serves on the Senate Finance Committee.
Detailed information available here: Senator Coburn’s Two-Year Report