Obamacare is truly a Trojan horse. The millions of Americans that support Obamacare believe that they have been “given” something. But that is a lie
As a result of Obamacare, there will be more government intrusion in our lives than ever before. Hordes of government bureaucrats will now run the system, with predictable results.
If you think that the amount of paperwork in our healthcare system is bad now, just wait until this new law is fully implemented.
Check out the monstrosity that will govern your healthcare here and it IS getting worse.
Obamacare costs are soaring and that will continue. Sources: [WSJ] and [Forbes: Soaring costs and rationing for the elderly]
It will also become a single payer system that will destroy Medicare and absorb that program. It will be Medicaid for all, except for Congress, President and the VP of course. If Obamacare is so great, why aren’t they signing up? Source: [Obama’s stealth Move Towards Single Payer Healthcare]
A single payer healthcare system is socialism. It is a complete takeover of what is most precious to us – our health – and it won’t be cheap because half the country will be exempt from paying.
Prior to the PPACA (Obamacare), 15% of the citizens/residents were uninsured if you count out illegals and people who didn’t want insurance. Of that number, many were unemployed.
We could have covered these people without Obama’s takeover of the health insurance of every single American. Many more simply didn’t want the insurance, were covered by state plans or were only temporarily uninsured (the number of uninsured is a moving target because of people changing jobs.)
We now find he is moving us towards a single payer system “under the dark of night” so to speak with obscure rules written by the IRS among other agencies. Read about it here.
Back in 2010, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)said that the penalty for not buying insurance by 2016 will be $695, the cost for children will be halved, or it will cost 2.5% of the overall family income (before deductions – gross income), whichever is higher. That is based on what they then thought future inflation would be. It can and will go much higher as we are now realizing.
In 2010, the CBO estimated that 21 million nonelderly residents will be uninsured in 2016. That figure includes people who are here illegally or who don’t want it because of their youth or because they are covered by state plans.
The CBO said “…the majority of them will not be subject to the penalty. Unauthorized immigrants, for example, are exempted from the mandate to obtain health insurance. It has since been revealed that it was always their plan to cover illegals and to do so without making them pay the penalty. What country does that? We are inviting illegals here and we can’t afford it.
The CBO also said, “Individuals may be granted waivers from the penalty because of hardship and may be exempted from the mandate on the basis of their religious beliefs.” Since the last mandate, it has become clear that certain religious groups will not be exempt after all.
They have since written a rule for Christians and Orthodox Jews which force them to violate their sacred beliefs and purchase insurance that covers abortifacients, contraceptives, and surgical sterilizations while exemptions of all kinds have been awarded to unions and other special interest groups.
They have written 18,000 pages of rules and can do anything they want and they will. We don’t know what’s in the other rules but we are about to find it over the next two years.
Health care has always covered everyone in the U.S., including illegals. Under a 1968 federal law, all patients seeking care in hospital emergency rooms must be given a minimum level of treatment, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status. The law applies to all hospitals that participate in Medicare — which most do – and requires the hospitals to provide initial patient screening, life-saving and “stabilizing” emergency care and transfers to advanced trauma centers, if needed.
Those services must be provided without asking about the patient’s ability to pay. Of course, the growing demand on hospitals to provide this minimum level of free care contributes to rising health care costs. Obamacare will not lower these costs.
The government is trying to make health care sound like health insurance which are two different things.
President Obama said it would NOT add to the deficit. The cost is now estimated at $2.6 trillion and rising, which will add to the deficit. It was supposed to lower costs – it’s causing them to soar. He doesn’t care because his goal is a total takeover by the government in the form of a single payer system.
Many people don’t use their health insurance because they are covered by existing state plans. A 2003 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association study concluded that, “More than 14 million uninsured Americans are already eligible for health insurance through Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).”
These people could automatically be signed up for these programs by seeking care at a hospital. In addition, a Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute study shows that 7 out of 10 uninsured children could be covered if their parents chose to sign up for existing government programs.
Obama doesn’t care about this either, because he is moving them into single payer eventually along with Medicare patients. Most seniors will lose Medicare under Obamacare. Hospitals and doctors have already begun to drop Medicare and Medicaid patients because of soaring costs and inadequate payments to doctors.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that over the course of every year, millions of Americans lose their health insurance, but only temporarily. Most people become uninsured because they lose or leave their jobs and regain insurance coverage when they return to work. In 2007, the Census Bureau reported that 253.4 million people – about 85 percent of the total population — did have health insurance.
According to Census Bureau data, of the estimated 46 million “Americans” without health insurance, more than 10 million are non-U.S. citizens.
Many young workers, whose employers do offer it, simply do not consider health insurance. According to the Census Bureau, 18.3 million of the uninsured are under age 34.
That leaves 37.7 million without the 10 million people who don’t bother though eligible for state programs and the 12.8 million, temporarily unemployed, bringing the number of uninsured to 14.8 milion. Many estimates have it at about 9 million. All receive health coverage thou not insured if they go to a clinic or hospital.
Under Obamacare, the CBO says 21 million nonelderly will not be covered.
So much for Obamacare covering everyone. Obamacare also does NOT eliminate pre-existing conditions for anyone but children.
Why aren’t you angry about Obamacare?