Obama’s “Affordable Care Act,” otherwise known as Obamacare, is anything but. Health insurance companies are raising their rates as much as 26 percent, causing American families several hundred dollars a month more in expenses.
The government takeover of healthcare means a loss of freedom for all Americans and comes with a fiscal price tag well over the $1.15 trillion alone it will add to federal spending. It is almost criminal to ignore the many consequences of this disaster. Contact Congress today and help Conservative Daily continue the fight against Obamacare.
PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that healthcare costs may only increase by 7.5 percent, but companies like Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California are seeking premium increases of 20 percent and more. Individuals, who are not on an employer-provided plan, and those who run small businesses, are particularly vulnerable to the high costs—as are those who reside in a state like California, which cannot deny rate increases.
Also being hit is young people aged 21 to 29, who could see a 42 percent rise in premium costs (and people in their 30s could see a 31 percent increase). The consulting firm Oliver Wyman says, “close to 4 million uninsured individuals … can expect to pay more out of pocket for single coverage than they otherwise would, even given the availability of premium assistance."
January 1st brought a rush of new taxes, and this year is just the beginning. This legislation is a nightmare for the American people and it must be defunded and repealed at every step of the way.
The other bad news:
There is the other bad news:
§ Physician Hospitals of America reports that more than 60 doctor-owned hospitals across the country that were in the development stage will now be cancelled, because they are ineligible to receive payments for Medicare and Medicaid patients—and it just won’t be feasible to operate. So not only do we not have enough doctors at the current time to handle all the new patients Obamacare is throwing into the system, the ones we do have are leaving practice.
§ The provisions are crushing small businesses and many are already cutting jobs or hours in order to handle the more expensive demands.
§ Government is expanding in order to implement all the provisions. The IRS alone is being given $500 million more dollars in order to act as the healthcare police and impose fines on those who do not buy insurance.
A large enough percentage of Americans disagree with Obamacare to the point that we could influence Members of Congress to stop it and fight for ultimate repeal. They may believe we have forgotten about it, so let’s remind them that we are well aware of its consequences.
Obamacare needs state-run health insurance exchanges—huge government bureaucracies—in order to operate. But, Obama’s bill can’t mandate that states create exchanges. So, states can fight back by refusing to set these up and thus, crippling the legislation. And some already have, such as Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida and Oklahoma.
Obamacare is killing jobs, raising taxes, destroying choice and limiting freedom. We need to repeal it, now. Even Democrats who overwhelmingly supported it are beginning to change their minds. In the coming months and years you are likely to see similar “oops” moments occur again and again, as more government will be necessary to fix whatever this piece or that piece of Obamacare broke. You know, because Nancy Pelosi wanted it to be passed before anyone could see what was in it.
“If Obamacare is allowed to survive, then our Constitution has no meaning and our Republic is finished. It will engender a takeover of 1/6 of our economy, create permanent dependency, induce unsustainable inflationary pressure on the cost of healthcare and health insurance, and saddle the next generation with crippling debt.” – Daniel Horowitz, RedState.com
It will impose more than 20 new taxes …
It will add more than a TRILLION dollars to our deficit in 10 years …
It will limit our options when it comes to care …
It will send insurance premiums soaring …
Obamacare is America’s new nightmare. It must be stalled, defunded, and repealed.