Obamacare in Action? Private Practice Shuts Down Citing 'New Regulations'
Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat who is not running for
reelection, said at at a Washington, D.C. breakfast that Obamacare would be President
Barack Obama’s “biggest downside politically.” The legislation, he continued, “cost Obama a lot of credibility as a leader.”
On the same day as Senator Webb's remarks, the real-world consequences of Obamacare came to light, as a conservative South Carolina website, The Conservatist, flagged a letter that a Spartanburg, SC private practice wrote to its patients, telling them that the practice would close its doors next month.
Boiling Springs Family Medicine wrote to their patients that, presumably because of the regulations they would have to comply with under Obamacare, they would “no longer be able to provide you with medical care,” and “it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you” of the closing.
The private practice wrote that “the challenges of practicing primary care medicine independently in today’s world and economy are too great” and “new guidelines and regulations have made the practice of medicine as we know it impossible as independent practitioners.”
Of course, liberals who espoused Obamacare had to know that private practices such as Boiling Springs Family Medicine would close, forcing more citizens to be dependent on government for their health care.
Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s governor, has repeatedly said that if Mitt Romney defeats Obama in the fall, she would immediately ask for Obamacare waivers for her state’s private practices.
One can only hope that will happen.
But unfortunately, private practices like Boiling Springs Family Medicine -- and their
patients -- will not get such waivers because Obamacare has made them inoperable before the election.