Choke the life out of Obamacare


Choke the life out of Obamacare.

The myth of ‘free’ health care

In June, President Obama said, “[Insurance companies] are required to provide free preventive care like checkups and mammograms …” The law also subsidizes care for people who pay more than 8 percent of their income for health insurance.

But Obamacare isn’t “free.”  The money must come from somewhere. Even if patients don’t pay for their health care directly, Americans face higher taxes to fund the facilities, doctors and services.

When consumers perceive health care to be “free,” they use more medical services and create an overwhelming demand for them – which will eventually exceed supply. Then government will be faced with a limited number of options: 1) ration health services, 2) increase the cost of your health care or 3) ignore the issue as patients’ access to health care is severely restricted.

We see these issues arise in other countries with national health care. Patients in Britain and Canada often face long wait times – even in emergency rooms – to receive basic care that’s so accessible here in the U.S. In fact, Europeans and Canadians are known to travel to the U.S. rather than wait for their own health services.

My wife, Gena, and I have been to other countries that have socialized medicine, and it doesn’t work out well for people. When we visited Russia some 15 years ago, a young lady in her twenties suffered from a toothache. When asked why she didn’t see a dentist, the woman said the care is too expensive and even seeing a doctor could mean waiting eight months to a year.

To make matters worse, Obamacare calls for establishment of an Independent Payment Advisory Board, made up of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who make a wide range of health care decisions – including the ability to approve or deny medical treatments recommended by your doctors.

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5 thoughts on “Choke the life out of Obamacare”

  1. It’s been some time since I read the article but I think I may have read that Obamacare would require hiring 15,000 new IRS agents among other things. What a disaster. I am reblogging this to DCC.

  2. EVERYONE WILL PAY THE COST OF OBAMACARE IF IT DOESN’T KILL THEM FIRST. THE COST OF ANYTHING WE BUY WILL BE HIGHER FROM THE CHEEZE BURGER AT BURGER KING TO THE MOVIE TICKET. ALL MERCHANTS WILL SIMPLY PASS ALONG THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED ONCE THE LAW IS IN FULL EFFECT. THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND THE POOR WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF THE COST NOT THE WEALTHY AS PROCLAIMED BY THE PROGRESSIVES. ITS NOT THE ACTUAL FEES THAT WILL BE COLLECTED, BUT THE HIDDEN COST THAT WILL AFFECT EVERYONE. OF COURSE THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE AFFECT THE LAW WILL HAVE ON ACTUAL MEDICAL SERVICE. IF ONE UNDERSTANDS ECONOMICS 101, THEY WILL KNOW THAT WHEN THE COST OF SOMETHING IS SET ARTIFICALLY LOW, THEN THE DEMAND WILL INCREASE AND AS A RESULT SHORTAGES WILL OCCUR. WHICH MEANS LONGER WAITS AND POORER HEALTH CARE.

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