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The evils of Obamacare in all its gory details now known and coming upon us!

Posted on: December 25, 2012

Heritage Foundation has done an excellent job out spelling out just how Obamacare is going to destroy the healthcare system of the United States which is considered the best in the world.  At the same time it is now beyond a doubt going to be the most expensive health care system in the world.  AND YES, it will indeed have the  Death Squads that the Republicans warned us all about where unelected  non-medically trained desk jerks have the power to tell us and our doctors what medical procedures we can have.  I have all  of the details here in this final article that Heritage termed the 12 dsays of Obamacare. I chose toi keep the individual articles until this last one and then leave it to you to educate yourself.  I have been actually sickened by the details of each article.   You can read them all and see for yourself.  Of course by electing Obama to a second term we Americans are stuck with this monster.  BB

 

12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: An Optional Medicaid Expansion

Alyene Senger

December 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the past 11 days, Heritage has highlighted one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. This Christmas morning will be the last day in this blog series and will highlight a positiveObamacare surprise.

In 2014, Obamacare expands Medicaid eligibility to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). If a state chose not to expand, the federal government would stop funding their existing Medicaid programs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that by 2016, Obamacare would drive an additional 17 million Americans into Medicaid.

Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion was unconstitutionally coercive, ensuring state that chose not to expand would not lose existing federal assistance. Due to the Court’s ruling, the CBO now estimates that 6 million less Americans will be enrolled in the failing Medicaid program in 2022.

Surprise: While additional federal funding is available to those states that expand, the states will be burdened with the true cost. At least 20 states are planning to not expand or are unlikely to expand their Medicaid programs, according to Politico. The Supreme Court’s decision dealt a major blow to Obamacare and shifted a great deal of power to the states. This Christmas, in light of Obamacare’s many other mandates and requirements, this optional part of the law is certainly something to be thankful for.

12 Days of Obamacare Surprises:

11. Unlikely deficit reduction…

10. Unelected bureaucrats on IPAB…

9. Increased employer penalties…

8. More cuts to Medicare…

7. Loss of employer-sponsored insurance

6. A 50/50 split on enrollment estimates

5. More uninsured Americans

4. Increased exchange subsidies

3. Big tax increases

2. The small business tax credit

1. And the individual mandate.

1 Response to "The evils of Obamacare in all its gory details now known and coming upon us!"

The only part of the Affordable Care Act that is in effect up until now is the part that let’s me keep my unemployed college graduate offspring on my insurance until age 26. We already have the most expensive health system in the world, but not everyone has coverage and access to preventive care. As for the “non-medically trained desk jerks”, they are already inexistence. They trump my medical decisions for the sake of making a dollar, and they frequently can’t even spell the medical conditons that I am appealing. I’m a physician who over the past 30 years has witnessed the deterioration of our healthcare system at the expense of profit making insurers and administrators. My expectrtion is that the new plan will provide access to those who are unable to gain proper acees to this expensive healthcare system, and decrease costs by preventing the castostrophic illness that I see when people do not have access to preventive care because they lack coverage. There are those that say that we shouldn’t have to pay for all of those people. Well, jusyt like any other budget, we must establish prioirties. We seem to be okay with paying for everyone’s police, fire, and military protection. We don’t balk at public education or publicaly funded scientific research. Should we have a problem funding healthcare for everyone? In reality the health of the nation is truly a national security issue.

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