It’s gonna be a big heartbreaker,
Grandma needs a new pacemaker,
And the doctor says I realize she’s ill,
But there’s been some legislation on all our medications,
And all I can do is put her on a pain pill.——Ray Stevens ” We the People.”
When Obama first told about his Obamcare plan it was “Free healthcare for all” and it would only cost 900 billion dollars. OH yeah?? Now it is at the three trillion mark and rising and there are all sorts of bureaucracies and taxes in it where even his own party members are calling it a train wreck. Obama has already taken 750 billion out of medicare to pay for this monstrosity.
I wonder how many people realize it is based on cost effective versus your lifespan. In other words, now the average life span is 70 years of age. Currently if a person that age needs a heart by-pass they can get it. Under Obama, they would probably be given a pain pill or some lesser care as he expressed to a woman in a town hall meeting on Obamcare. A woman mentioned that her 80 year old mother needed a heart transplant and no doctor would give her one until one doctor who was so impressed with her will to live decided to take a chance with her. He gave her a new heart and the woman lived to be 100. Obama’s reaction was “I’d just give her a pain pill”.
Also I wonder how many people realize that when you go to the doctor, the doctor will have a hand held computer and will have to refer to a 15 member panel consisting of civilians and formerly retired doctors who will decide who gets what procedure or not. These are the so called “death panels” Sarah Palin referred to. Sure everyone will have healthcare coverage, but seniors will get the least amount of care and younger people will get the best care. Obamacare also plans to lay off 30,000 of the current 90,000 doctors in practice today plus cut their pay. Many physicians are already planning an early retirement because of this.
A recent article on GOPUSA exposed many of the lies of Obamcare which I’m including here and a link to below:
Here are the worst of the Obamacare lies:
Obamacare Lie: “[N]o matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”
Good luck with that. An alarming one-third of America’s doctors are planning to retire this decade, and the rate has accelerated in the Obamacare age. What’s more, with the ever-decreasing reimbursement for doctors’ services, an increasing number of physicians face the grim reality that if they want to keep their doors open, they have to avoid Medicare and Medicaid. It’s difficult to stay in business when the government is your partner. In the end, you cannot keep your doctor if your doctor cannot keep his practice.
Obamacare Lie: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
Tell that to the 7 million Americans who, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will lose their employer-based health insurance as a direct consequence of Obamacare. Perverse financial incentives in the law actually reward companies that drop health coverage for their employees and force them into government exchanges or Medicaid.
Obamacare Lie: Obamacare will “cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”
The so-called “Affordable Care Act” is neither affordable, nor do Democrats care. Administration officials now admit President Obama “misspoke” when he claimed – repeatedly – that his law would reduce your insurance costs by $2,500 a year. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that the least expensive of the government-sanctioned health plans will cost the average family of four $20,000 a year, an increase of more than $4,000 from before Obamacare. Insurance companies are less optimistic and warn Americans to brace for “rate shock” where premiums could double.
Obamacare Lie: “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital-gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Obamacare is the inception of bad laws, with tax hikes embedded within larger tax hikes. The law contains 20 new or increased taxes on everything from tanning salons to MRI machines, each of which gives lie to the president’s empty promise. It’s worse, though. According to the Supreme Court, the Obamacare individual mandate, the linchpin of the law, is itself a tax and therefore, despite his promise, Mr. Obama is a court-certified tax raiser.
Obamacare Lie: Obamacare “will create 4 million jobs – 400,000 almost immediately.”
Three years after former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made this wild claim, the real unemployment rate remains at a disheartening 14.3 percent. Initially, the CBO estimated that Obamacare would destroy 800,000 jobs, but this will barely scratch the surface. Perverse financial incentives will actually reward companies for reducing their workforces while burdensome new taxes and regulations encourage shipping jobs overseas.
Obamacare Lie: “I have no problem with folks saying ‘Obama cares.’ I do care.”
No, he doesn’t. No one who cares about you would lie to you so brazenly. No one who cares about your health, your finances or your job would jeopardize them all. No one who cares about you would peddle these empty promises, these lies.
The Affordable Care Act is becoming unaffordable..Rising health care costs are already beginning to show up as higher premiums. California health insurers are already proposing increases by 20% or more, 26% by Blue Cross, 22% by Aetna and 20% by Blue Shield. There is no doubt that the new healthcare law will drive premiums up.
Obamacare also requires that all insurance plans offer new and more expensive benefits even if it includes benefits people don’t necessarily want. The IRS recently estimated that in 2016 for a family of five, a policy available thru the healthcare exchange will cost $20,000. As a result the Kaiser Foundation has estimated that 3.9 million families would be unable to afford employer provided coverage or private insurance. Many companies are also reducing their employees’ hours so as to avoid the huge fines for not offering them insurance. Moreover the 40% that Obamacare does cover will be dumped into medicaid hardly known for high quality care.
Obamacare is the fundamentally re-making of America to be a socialist country. Just like gun control , Obamacare is not so much about care, but about control. To get control of a population you get control of healthcare.
Listen Ray Stevens sing about Obamacare.Too bad we didn’t vote congress out like he says.Now people will suffer when it’s fully implemented.
Here’s a condensed version of Obamcare a group put out so people can understand the 2000 page legislation more easily.t will knock your socks off.