Whether or not a Presidential candidate will repeal ObamaCare is one of the key differentiators in this election. There is much confusion on this matter; one side claims certain facts, the other claims other facts. Is anyone speaking the truth? How does one choose?
Actually, the answer is pretty simple: “Where there is smoke, there must be fire.” While it may not be scientifically provable beyond doubt, enough “smoke” exists to make one question the wisdom of embarking on yet another expensive government program of such grand proportions.
We are running trillion dollar annual deficits and our economy is in shambles; this is not the time to embark on a major financial adventure. For this fact alone ObamaCare is the wrong legislation at the wrong time.
Add to that the fact that it was hurriedly signed into law before Americans were allowed to examine its contents, I’m more than suspicious of what’s in the package. Are we getting a Christmas gift, or a Trick or Treat?
Let’s start with some humor. (MUST SEE THIS SHORT VIDEO).
This is what else I learned after researching the matter a bit:
THERE WILL BE UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES
- It will not cover alternative medical treatments;
- It will tax sale of your house;
- It will lead to more part-time employment,
- Its penalties are less than insurance (therefore the government will lose money and drive private insurance out of business by pricing the service below cost – also increasing our deficit);
- It will raise taxes much more than expected (note that the Supreme Court refused to strike it down because it was ruled a tax).
We are already seeing some of these unexpected consequences. For example, some restaurants are already experimenting with labor shift to part-time workers, as predicted above.
In addition, according to some reports the law already contains many new taxes on all citizens, and some of those taxes penalize married couples. With our families already crumbling, we don’t need to accelerate the process.
WE WILL RECEIVE WORSE MEDICAL CARE
- As the government drives competition out of the marketplace through predatory pricing, we will be left with fewer choices. One third of all doctors already refuse to accept new Medicaid patients.
- Medical providers, doctors in particular, are going to be penalized by this law. Many plan to leave the profession.
- Consequently it is highly likely that the quality of care we get will be degraded.
Certainly our choices will be reduced as the government constricts treatment options by “standardizing” solutions to illnesses. The problem with that approach is that every person is different, and though the symptoms may be the same, one treatment will work for one person but not another. One size does not fit all for medical treatment; thus many will receive the wrong care but will have no choice or recourse. This is a deal-breaker issue.
COST WILL INCREASE FASTER THAN PROJECTED
Medical insurance costs last year grew 18% faster than government projections. The government has a long, well documented history of grossly underestimating the cost of benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Why should ObamaCare be different? This situation poses a problem for ObamaCare, because ultimately the government must either raise taxes, increase the deficit, or reduce promised services. ObamaCare promised to solve all these problems at once, but will only exacerbate an already bad situation.
THE DEFICIT WILL NOT BE REDUCED, BUT MAY ACTUALLY INCREASE
Figures, numbers, and statistics are misleading – especially when quoted out of context as the candidates sometimes tend to do. One must dig deeper for the truth, but the truth is not clear or simple. One must interpret, and interpretation may result in dramatic differences of opinion. Here are some quick fact-checks on the candidates’ statements.
HIDDEN SURPRISES AND TIME-BOMBS
The law is filled with hidden surprises and time-bombs. The current conflict regarding abortion inducing drugs is just the beginning of the erosion of our freedoms buried in the law. I’ve heard of numerous surprises, such as addition of new IRS agents, authorization for a “standing army”, access to bank accounts, a ballooning bureaucracy, and much more.
Though I have not had a chance to validate all these claims, enough supporting material has been provided to indicate the existence of many hidden time-bombs in the law. Just another such potential issue of particular concern to Christians is the requirement for RFID implants for identification purposes. While nothing may be done today, who knows what the government may choose to do in the future? Can we afford to take the chance?
IF IT’S SO GOOD, WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT OF IT?
There is a rapidly growing list of organizations obtaining waivers to get out of ObamaCare. And Congress itself isn’t covered by it. Why is that?
FINALLY – THE MORE PEOPLE LEARN, THE LESS THEY LIKE IT
Why is that?
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS CAREFULLY ON ELECTION DAY
Because all is not as it looks.