ObamaCare...the death knell for American medicine
By: Diane Sori
most are focused on Syria let's NOT forget about ObamaCare…the lurking
shadow hanging over us all…ObamaCare…the ‘gift’ that
keeps on giving…a gift I and millions of others would be more than happy
Thankfully, legal and political opposition from Republicans and their
allies have thrown a bit of a wrench into ObamaCare’s original intent.
And with only about half the states opting to expand the Medicaid
program that services poor uninsured families living below the poverty
level in their respective states, Republicans in Congress have already
denied nearly $1 billion in new asked for funding this year alone.
And now the actual implementation of this monstrosity of a health care
law that was supposed to have started on October 1st…with the signing
of the final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal
health insurance exchanges starting…has been delayed.
Now if only Congress would defund the whole damn thing and save us
all a lot of headaches for ObamaCare’s negatives greatly outweigh its
one and only positive…the pre-existent condition clause.
Among its oh so many negatives, ObamaCare in NO uncertain terms is the
biggest jobs killer in the country today as it destroys the foundation
of the 40 hour work week. Now major companies and small businesses are
cutting back on hiring or laying off employees for the simple reason
that they cannot afford to pay for their health insurance under the
guidelines laid out in ObamaCare.
And even with the one-year delay in implementing the provision that
would have required employers with at least 50 full-time workers to
provide health insurance or pay a penalty, those employers that can
afford NOT having to lay off employees outright are instead cutting
back many employees work week to 39 hours or less so they do NOT have to
provide health coverage for those employees… employees who now become part-timers
instead of full timers.
In simple words…under ObamaCare premiums are higher…much higher…forcing
many employers to consider dropping health coverage completely thus
leaving employees to go it alone in finding their own health insurance.
And Obamacare in driving up costs will also wear down medical quality as
it blatantly attacks doctors for daring to resist government attempts
to tell them how to practice medicine…for it portrays them as ‘enemies
of the people’…rendering those who have dedicated their lives to helping
the sick and injured impotent to treat patients as they were trained to
do for now they must cow-tow to medical decisions made by bureaucrats
and pencil pushers sitting in ivory towers whose medical training might
go as far as knowing how to put a band-aid on their kids boo-boos.
And just the fact that ObamaCare exists in the first place clearly
places blame on doctors for the rise in health care costs by those in
Obama’s orbit who allude to them as ‘profiteers’…’profiteers’ who now
will be called to task by being forced to answer to and take orders from
those who have probably NEVER set foot in a hospital, and who would
probably pass out at the sight of blood.
And if truth be known our medical care is indeed determined by our
party affiliation. Just think about it…the truly poor are forced by
their lack of money to rely on the government for their medical
needs…the ‘sponges’ of society rely on the government for their freebies
and handouts which include ripping off the Medicaid system…the ILLEGALS
can walk into any emergency room and NOT be turned away…and what they
all have in common is that almost 100% of them are Democrats who
wouldn’t dare bite the hand that feeds them…or in this case gives them
free or almost free medical care.
Now for the most part Republicans do NOT fall into those categories
and shoulder the burden of having to pay the medical costs of those who
do. The government will bend over backwards to make sure the medical
needs of the poor, the ‘sponges’ and the ILLEGALS are met, while making
those who can afford insurance jump through hoops to get the treatment
And let’s NOT forget that Sarah was right…we do have death panels.
Just look at the recent case of the little 10-year old girl who needed a
lung transplant in order to survive. Time and time again she was
denied a position on the transplant list simply because she was a child
under a certain age…a decision based on random bureaucratically decided upon
numbers instead of being based on medical necessity. If NOT for her
parents taking her story national that child would be dead…and if that
isn’t an example of a death panel decision I don’t know what is.