A while back, I wrote about the dangers of Obamacare as it relates to patient rights – a set of guarantees, if you will, the medical profession recognizes all individuals receiving medical care possess. Obamacare basically strips those rights on multiple levels. Some individuals believe the same, some do not.
As a reminder, Obamacare does not guarantee any type of health care whatsoever. Obamacare only mandates that everyone purchase healthcare insurance. Having healthcare insurance does not guarantee receipt of healthcare services nor does it guarantee payment for services.
Do you know what is in Obamacare? I certainly don't except for bits and pieces that have been leaked out over the years. Does Congress know what is in Obamacare? I doubt that, since that piece of legislation was not read before it was passed and probably hasn't been read in its entirety since all the additions were made. The regulations for this abomination are tens of thousands of pages.
So, what exactly is Obamacare supposed to do for this country?
Answer this question first. Then watch this video, Obamacare Deconstructed.
Now, you tell me what this legislation is designed to do.
1) Jackson & Coker
Survey: Physician Opinions of the American Medical Association (2011)
"Doctors and AMA split over Contentious Issue of Obamacare" by Sally Pipes (Sept. 2011)
2) The New York Times
"White Coast in the Rose Garden, as Obama Rallies Doctors on Health Overhaul" by Sheryl Gay Stolberg (Oct. 5, 2009)
Doctors For America
White House Rose Garden Ceremony - Press Release (Oct. 5, 2009)
3) Congressional Budget Office Report
Effects of the Affordable Care Act (March 2010)
4) Congressional Budget Office Report
Effects of the Affordable Care Act (May 2013)
Survey of Small Business Owners (May 2013)
US Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Outlook Study (July 2013)
8) US Dept. of HHS
Federal Poverty Guidelines (2013)
House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
"IRS: Enforcing Obamacare's New Rules and Taxes"
"IRS employee union: We don't want Obamacare" by Joel Gehrke
10) Kaiser Family Foundation
ACA Subsidy Calculator
12) Pew Research Center
"Baby Boomers Retire" (Dec. 29, 2010)
13) American Association of Medical Colleges
"Physician Shortages to Worsen Without Increases In Residency Training" (2010)
14)American Association of Medical Colleges
"Recent Studies and Reports on Physician Shortages in the US" (Oct. 2012)
15) National Association of Community Health Centers
"Access Denied: A Look At America's Medically Disenfranchised" (2007)
16) American Association of Medical Colleges
State Physician Workforce Data Book (2011)
17) Merritt Hawkins & Associates
Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times (2009)
18) Wall Street Journal
"The Affordable Care Act's Rate Setting Won't Work" by Howard Dean. (July 28, 2013)
"Unpublished CRS Memo: Obama Administration Has Missed Half Of Obamacare's Legally Imposed Implementation Deadlines" by Avik Roy