There are hundreds of flaws in Obamacare.
To begin with, we already offer
free healthcare prior to the Obamacare debacle. Any person can go to
any hospital emergency room and they by law MUST be treated. if they
show up with just a cold, they must be seen and treated. They may sit
waiting for several hours, while serious emergency cases are tended to,
and if they have no insurance or means of payment, at intake, they are
issued a Medicaid Card and the bill is send to Uncle Sam. Furthermore,
local communities, especially in poorer neighborhoods operate clinics,
where doctors and staff often serve pro bono (donated services) with low
cost or often free services.
Many religious congregations also operate
free or discounted clinics, reaching beyond their neighborhoods into
poorer areas. For those who choose to not go to the hospital or use
these clinics, many doctors will see them at discounted rates, for some
as pro bono or offer a payment plan. So we do have healthcare already
for every person be they legal or illegal citizens. What Obamacare does
is reduce the number of doctors and other medical personal by up to 70%
while increasing the number of people in the system. For those
entering the system under Medicaid (free) it does not prevent abuse of
services. In many markets already the number of paying patients versus
Medicaid recipients entering varies 50% to 70% joining Medicaid over
purchasing a policy.
Obamacare also forces patients to pay for services
that never will use. As a woman, I don't need prostrate exams and at
my age I don't need fertility care, pre natal or child care. Forcing me
to purchase that is akin to saying when you go to the grocery store you
must pay for coffee, soda and other mandatory items, but you can't use
them or take them with you to VOLUNTARILY give away to someone else,
much less sell them to someone else or seek a refund from the company.
Obamacare has provisions to CONSCRIPT labor of any individual for any
reason without having to compensate those persons for that labor. Last I
knew, that is called slavery and we did abolish that in 1865 with a
little skirmish called the "Civil War".
Obamacare has warrant-less
searches of our homes. If the person is found to have items, be it
food, beverages, books, weapons, music or anything that is deemed
"detrimental" in the opinion of the person doing the search (who is NOT
a law enforcement officer, but a politically selected person) the
patient could be fined, jailed and even have their children permanently
removed and placed in child services to be raised as government sees
Already Obamacare has seen MILLIONS of people lose their private
insurance, which they were very happy with. Obamacare has changed
deductibles from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. Monthly
rates in many cases is higher than persons rent or mortgage.
rations care, favoring individuals between the ages of 16 to 45 years.
For everyone else, they must have their care approved by a panel
selected by the government (current administration) and they are not
Doctors, but faceless clerks. Doctors when they see a patient, before
they can prescribe treatment or medication, they must have it approved
by the same panels. If they fail to do so, imagine a heart attack
victim awaiting panel approval, they are 1st fined, the 2nd time, the
fine is extremely steep, the 3rd time the doctor is jailed. BTW, there
are over 65 different panels.
When you file your income taxes, you must
answer extremely personal and private information. I could go on for
hours as to what is wrong with Obamacare, but I think after the 1st 100
words, your eyes must be glassing over.
Yes, I read the Senate &
House version of the bill, long before Representative Nancy Pelosi
famously said, "We must pass it (the bill) so we can know what's in
it..." That is preciously arse backward. Read it, debate it, fix it
up, than pass it. What we still have failed to learn as a nation, it
big government will inevitably just about always get it wrong!