Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's good about Obamacare?

Here are just a few reasons why Senator Ted Cruz and some others are valiantly fighting to protect us from the disastrous Obamacare: 
  • It is so bad that congressional staff are trying to exempt themselves from it (and lawmakers were just warned yesterday not to sign up for Obamacare yet until guidance is made available on how they can best pay for it. One suggestion is to have taxpayers pay it for them.).
  • It violates freedom of religion and conscience by requiring Christian businesses to pay for abortifacients.
  • It will send your tax dollars to healthcare providers who perform abortions.
  • It is the leading job-killer in America, as companies lay off workers because of its mandates and its costs. (Of course those who are desperate to defend Obamacare at any cost will blame this on "greedy" owners -- who are just trying to keep their businesses - and their employees' jobs - afloat.)
  • It is forcing companies to shift workers from full-time to part-time positions. (Ditto from above.)
  • It drives up the cost of healthcare premiums and deductibles, while limiting coverage.
  • Many doctors are already reporting limitations placed on them as to what they can do for their patients. For instance, a neurosurgeon recently made public the fact that under Obamacare, he is now being told by insurance companies who he can and cannot operate on. Before that decision was between him and his patients. Now it's being made by third-parties more interested in saving dollars than lives.
  • It violates your privacy by requiring that doctors ask - and report in the database - things like how often you have sex and how many people you are having sex with.
  • Insurance companies have already begun contacting their individual plan customers to let them know they are not allowed to keep their current plan (as President Obama promised would not happen). It happened to me, in fact. I was told I could not keep the plan I've had for years and that, if I wanted to stay with my current insurance provider, I had only one plan to choose from because, in the agent's own words, "It's the one that most closely matches up with the government health plan." Yet defenders continue to spread the lie that this is not a government takeover of our health system.
  • Under Obamacare, millions will still be without coverage, which was the whole point of forcing it on us in the first place
  • Obamacare's supposed greatest achievement is that it covers people with pre-existing conditions. That is like buying car insurance after you've had a major accident - which will only serve to send premiums skyrocketing as a result (and this will ultimately put insurance companies out of business altogether, which is Obamacare's main goal - so that we can then be forced into a single payer system like the UK -  a system the UK itself is desperately trying to move away from because of how bad it is). By the way, pre-existing coverage under Obamacare is not even necessarily true. Parents of children with special needs like autism, for example, are facing major restrictions on benefits.
  • Senior citizens' access to healthcare will be drastically cut as Medicare will be slashed to help pay for Obamacare. Many doctors are currently no longer accepting Medicare patients as a result. What are the elderly dependent on Medicare supposed to do? 
  • Doctors are increasingly voicing their concerns about their ability to treat patients under the confining strictures of Obamacare, and more and more are expressing plans to drop out of medicine altogether, which will only exacerbate physician shortages in America and increase wait times for getting an appointment to even see a doctor.
  • Approximately 20,000 new taxpayer-funded IRS agents are being hired to enforce Obamacare. Enough said.
  • Many unvetted, unscreened "navigators" have been hired by the Obama Administration to help manage the sign-up for Obamacare and its subsequent medical databases - which include not only highly sensitive information like medical history (and, of course, sexual activity), but risky information like social security numbers, home addresses, etc. In this age of identity theft, do you feel safe knowing your personal informaiton will be accessible to people who were hired without so much as a criminal background check? 
These are just some of the things that are wrong with Obamacare. The question is, is there anything good enough about it to trump what's bad about it? This is not a rhetorical question. If you're a fan of Obamacare, please let me know what you feel will be so good about it that it would justify everything that's wrong with it. I'd like to hear your thoughts. 

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1 comment:

  1. I think we should all send a personal thank you note to Cruz for how he literally stood up for us on the Senate floor trying to keep this law from getting funded. He is a hero, if you ask me.