Top 10 Failures of ObamaCare After Six Months
Human Events (Link)
- Emily Miller (September
President Obama today is proudly touting the success of the
biggest disaster of his presidency: ObamaCare.
The trillion-dollar, government takeover of our health care
officially kicks in tomorrow, but it has already had a destructive impact on our
economy and health care system.
Obama�s crowing about his health care debacle shows how
totally out of touch he is with the American people. Polls show that 56 percent
of likely voters believe that ObamaCare is bad for the United States and 71
percent think the health care law will hurt the economy.
The facts speak for themselves, here are the top ten failures
of ObamaCare after only six months:
Premiums Have Gone Up: Obama promised that
families will pay less for their healthcare premiums under his plan. Quite
the opposite has happened. Insurance companies are making
double-digit rate increases to consumer premiums in anticipation of the
cost of new mandates by ObamaCare. The estimated premiums
rate increase for consumers is between 1% and 9%, a direct impact from
the new regulations.
You Can�t Keep Your Current Plan And Doctor:
Businesses will be forced to change their employees� healthcare plans in
order to meet the new regulations. An estimated 69% of businesses will be
forced to change their plans, forcing countless millions of Americans to
change plans and doctors.
National Budget Deficit Is Worse: Sixty-one
percent (61%) of all voters nationwide say the healthcare law will increase
the federal deficit.
More Children Are Uninsured: Anthem Blue Cross,
Aetna Inc. and other insurance agencies
are dropping child-only policies, citing huge, unexpected costs from
ObamaCare. An estimated half a million children in the United States will be
affected by the policies.
Small Business Taxes Increased: Small
businesses�the engine of the U.S. economy�are suffering from increased tax
filing regulations and anticipated healthcare mandates. Over 40 million
small businesses will be required to file new tax reports for health care.
The tax credit for the regulations only covers one-tenth of these business�s
Small Businesses Health Care Burden Increased:
Almost half of all smaller employers
are anticipating �significant increases in healthcare costs in the short
term.� These business owners are likely to cut back on hiring and expansion
because they fear a new healthcare burden.
More Government Spending: The Congressional Budget
Office has already adjusted the cost for ObamaCare since it passed, adding
another $115 billion to the taxpayer�s tab. The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services has adjusted upwards its cost prediction since the bill
took effect from 6.1% per year to 6.3%. By 2019,
U.S. spending on health care will reach $4.6 trillion.
Senior Citizens Suffer from Medicare Cuts: The
Medicare Advantage program which covers nearly a quarter of seniors will cut
plans from $3-$5,000 per beneficiary. Doctors are refusing to take seniors
because Medicare only covers part of their bills.
Minorities Get Worse Health Care: ObamaCare forces
16 million Americans into Medicaid, a poorly performing welfare program. The
President considers moving Hispanic and blacks into Medicaid an improvement
in their healthcare. No one else does.
Democrats Losing Elections: Current polls show
that 61% of likely voters want the bill repealed and the Tea Party movement
has demonstrated America�s anger toward ObamaCare. The primaries this summer
have shown that Americans are voting for members of congress who will repeal
At the White House Rose Garden bill signing six months ago,
Vice President Joe Biden told the President that Obamacare is a �big f�ing
deal.� Biden was correct. ObamaCare is a big f�ing deal; it is the death-knell
of this liberal presidency. �