Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is becoming anything but affordable with each succeeding analysis by both government agencies and private think tanks. Still further, the financial and professional pressures placed upon physicians, are bringing into question whether current levels of health care delivery will even be remotely available under Obamacare.
Just because Obamacare says a person can retain their own private or employer provided health care insurance, doesn't mean that medical services will be available under those insurance plans at an acceptable rate that the average individual can actually afford.
Obamacare will cut out $500 billion dollars from Medicare, ostensibly from eliminating waste and fraud. So who could possibly oppose eliminating fraud? What makes anyone think that fraud can magically be eliminated from Medicare, when Medicare has been around for 50 years and government hasn't proven it has the will or ability to rein in fraud. So eliminating fraud is closer to a pipe dream than it is to reality. So that leaves eliminating waste.
It's the waste that becomes purely subjective. One man's waste may be another mani's life saving medical procedure to alleviate chronic pain or debilitating life circumstances. So who determines which medical procedures are necessary and which are wasteful? Bureaucrats will ultimately be making those determinations and not doctors on scene. Do you want your medical care in the hands of your doctor or a bureaucrat in Washington?
As more people find out even more about Obamacare, increasing concerns are arising from the entire 2000 plus pages of the law, not to mention the tens of thousands of pages created by Health and Human Services to implement Obamacare.
In the process of gradually instituting Obamacare and finding out its ramifications, over 60% of Americans polled, oppose Obamacare. If that's not enough to make people and the Supreme Court rethink Obamacare, we are seeing more and more Democrats fleeing from Obamcare likes rats jumping from a sinking ship.
[...] "I think that the manner in which the issue was dealt with ... cost Obama a lot of credibility as a leader," said Sen. James Webb, D-Va. Webb, who voted for passage and is retiring after one term, added that if Obama had gone for a small, simple measure, he could have won some Republican votes.
Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., who is also retiring, remarked that "[w]e would all have been better off if we had dealt first with the financial system" and said Democrats wasted time and political capital creating problems that dragged the economy down.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., who is also retiring, said the bill should have been done in "digestible pieces," and they should have 'figure[d] how they were going to pay for the bill, and then figure[d] out what they could afford."
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., of all people, says the Democrats should have stopped after Scott Brown won his election.
Former Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., who lost a gubernatorial primary after voting against it, got it right when he said "the Affordable Care Act is the single least popular piece of major domestic legislation in the past 70 years." [...]
Considering that Obamacare was the signature piece of legislation for Obama and his radical liberal cohorts, the Supreme Court's decision coming down in June should have a significant effect on the November election, but only November 7th will tell us the precise effect.