Here are nine reasons to dump Obamacare
The recent letter to the editor by David Akins cites seven reasons why we should retain Obamacare. The reality is Obamacare is designed to eliminate all private health care programs and replace it with a single payer (federal government) system.
The following is a list of reasons for eliminating Obamacare.
1. The 15 unelected bureaucrats responsible for increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness of health care are only actuarial experts and focus on procedures versus costs. This is especially the case as patients get older would become less cost effective for many medical procedures/treatments. Thus our life expectancy will no longer be on a path of longer life but rather revert near to 75 years. This board is quite similar to boards in other countries with socialized health care delivery systems.
2. Obamacare directs approximately 90 percent of premium revenue to patient care. This is designed to discourage health care providers from offering health care to their customers. Instead of retaining your current health care provider, it will force the company to drop out of providing this service as it will be unprofitable.
3. Both the employee and his/her adult family members within four years under Obamacare can expect to lose their private health care. The only health care provider will be the federal government as the single payer.
4. As Obamacare is implemented over the next few years, employers will drop the high cost of Obama health care coverage and pay the lower fine or penalty. There is no economic reason for employers to absorb the high cost for Obama health care plans with a low fine/penalty for eliminating this benefit.
5. The extra taxes levied on medical devices will shift such production overseas to remain cost effective while the cost of medical procedures utilizing such devices will increase significantly.
6. The approximately 170 boards and commissions created by Obamacare are designed to eliminate high quality care where/when needed and ensure everyone receives what they perceive is equal care. This also means every element of health care will be represented by a diverse population of ethnic and socially oriented personnel. The factual reality will be our doctors will no longer reflect the best quality of knowledge in their field.
7. Medicare patients will begin to experience a shortage of doctors willing to treat them starting in 2013. The authorized fee schedule for treating Medicare patients will force doctors to limit the number they can financially absorb.
8. Since Obamacare will establish the authorized wage scale for doctors and other specialists without addressing a corresponding tort reform, many doctors will drop out of the program.
9. The added cost of expanding Medicaid for an additional 30 million patients will make it impossible to balance the budget. Raising taxes to the level deemed necessary will instead increase unemployment, and ever increasing level of borrowing.