1. Not what it seems. “The Affordable Care Act,” sounds great, but it may not be affordable. “My insurance costs are going up about $400 a month, more than 200 percent, under Obamacare. In addition, my health care coverage will be a fraction of what it used to be,” said Lindsay Graham, Senator from South Carolina, whose state is repealing Obamacare.
Every nation practicing western medicine is on the brink of bankruptcy because of high costs and intensive care to extend life a little at the end. My father, an MD, chose to die at home from leukemia, and his decision wasn’t based on cost-he had insurance.
“Affordable Care Act”–experts predict 80 million people could lose medical insurance. Can they afford that? It’s not affordable, and is it “care” when they push it on us, even if we don’t want it? It may be an “Act,” as in a play, but the dream can become a nightmare when personal health is at stake.
“You can keep your doctor” was an intent to deceive us to get the law passed. You might not even keep your hospital. Government bureaucracy can’t run the post office profitably, but if trillions are involved, they can’t wait to get their hands in the cookie jar of healthcare. As Reagan said, The ten most frightening words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”
2. Un-American. America is about freedom. Forcing a program that has so many clauses, restrictions, or exemptions so complex they require a lawyer to explain, isn’t American.
With 81 percent of American voters wanting the law repealed or significantly changed, and half saying it should be scrapped, why isn’t it happening?
3. Unwise. Solomon said, If you answer a matter before you consider it, it is a shame and a folly. Proverbs 18:13. Not one senator had read the law before signing it–Pelosi is reported to have said, Let’s get this voted so we can find out what’s in it! This is insanity. Schizophrenia (split brain) is when one half of the brain says what the other half knows isn’t true.
4. Risky–it risks your personal data on a government website that a cybersecurity expert told CNBC could take a year to secure. David Kennedy, a “white hat” hacker said, “It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around [HealthCare.gov] because security wasn’t built into it.” The government saying it’s okay now because they have a deadline, but they lie, like telling you that you can keep your doctor.
The biggest risk may be from the government with real time access to your bank account. If your medical expenses exceed $5,000 per year for an individual, or $10,000 for a family, “follow the money” and don’t be surprised if it’s gone.
5. Dangerous. This writer moved to Maryland and visited US Senate offices to share medical literature showing prescription drugs are a leading cause of illness, disability and death. One senator said, “You are wasting your time-they own us!” (referring to the drug company contributions to their re-election campaigns.) But if they will sell out on something that can make us sick or kill us, why should we trust anything they do?–and they shouldn’t be entitled to different coverage.
6. Unnecessary because it’s not healthcare. Our bodies are built up from the building blocks we give them. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Let your food be your medicine.” Chemicals that help our symptoms can be made in a factory and patented to make millions, but the body recognizes them as toxins that accumulate to cause other symptoms. “There are a lot of people are taking drugs to treat the side effects of drugs.” George Schiff, Harvard Medical School.
If we were “normal” at birth and years later develop a problem, we did it to ourselves. And why should we be taxed for someone else’s (even aliiens) lack of self-control in eating, drinking, smoking? The Supreme Court authorized what Chief Justice Roberts said is the largest tax in the history of the US.
The biggest area of justification for MD care is trauma, but car or home-owner’s insurance could take care of that. Even Walmart has a plan for its million plus employees (about half of Obamacare’s registrations by January 1) that is a fraction of the cost and offers better coverage.
Obamacare’s penalties (tax) include those who conscientiously cannot participate, such as the nuns in the area of birth control. Have we ever heard of anything so crazy? Congress even approved criminal penalties for non-compliance. You could go to prison! The whole mess needs to be flushed down the toilet, but where are the people with principles in Congress who have the backbone to do it?
7. Obamacare is UnConstitutional. It began with Harry Reid in the Senate, but the Constitution requires any bill that increases taxes to begin in the House of Representatives. Chief Justice Roberts, in calling Obamacare the largest tax increase in the history of the US gave it a poison pill that should eliminate the whole matter. Tax-payers should be screaming at their representatives to defund it as Dr. Ben Carson so wisely said when referring to other health plans that were working.
On the personal level, the good news is, aside from symptomatic relief of Rx drugs, what we really want is better health and we can do that ourselves if we will eat wisely and get some exercise, and isn’t that what New Years’ Resolutions are all about? And as a part of those resolutions, why not include taking a stand, doing what we can, for what’s right? If not, BIG TROUBLE is at the door.