Obamacare Reality Check
From the beginning, proponents of The Affordable Care Act conflated the argument that the rising costs of healthcare were due to people without health insurance. They ignored the fact that most Americans have health insurance, and they failed to admit that the rising costs of health care have been ignited by players such as the medical insurance industry and big Pharma which were integral in crafting Obamacare.
Starting October 1st, people will learn what doctors and patients have known all along - having health insurance does not equal receiving quality affordable healthcare. The bronze plan can cost a person at least $2000 in out of pocket expenses, which is in addition to their premiums. This cost can rise significantly because the mandate that was to put a cap on out of pocket expenses was delayed.
People will find themselves in the unenviable position of not being able to afford medication, tests or procedures because they can't afford to pay their portion. Even though no one can be turned away for preexisting conditions, they can still be effectively priced out of care because the premiums and the out of
pocket expenses are too high.
- Obamacare will invariably lead to a centralized, rigid healthcare system that
will insert the government as the decision maker, breaking the doctor patient
- Cost control will be the driving force to keep the system operating;
therefore, rationing of care will be inevitable.
- A myriad of new taxes will be levied and economic and personal privacy will
be sacrificed to make sure everyone (except Congress and other privileged
groups) is paying their fair share because this expensive system with its
subsidies and entitlements will have to be funded.
When the system is overwhelmed and breaks, as it was intended, the end result will be a complete takeover of the healthcare system by the government as single payer, socialized medicine.
There will also be another enormous change in our country - the transfer of wealth, not from the rich to the poor, but from the middle class making them another segment of society that will become dependent on the government.