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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Affordable Care Act is a Monstrous Disaster

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None of the usual suspects are willing to accept the fact that the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare is a complete “FAIL.” Many people are losing their insurance; premiums are going through the roof as well as deductibles. There is nothing but excuses coming from those that put this law into place. And the biggest losers are the American people.

The Affordable Care Act should be abolished. It is bad for the country. It does not work. So what is the real reason this nightmare is being forced on America? It is almost like this new healthcare law was designed not to work because the ultimate goal was a Single-payer Healthcare system. In fact, I believe that to be the case.

Single-payer health care is a system in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all health care costs. Single-payer systems may contract for healthcare services from private organizations (as is the case in Canada) or may own and employ healthcare resources and personnel (as is the case in the United Kingdom). The term “single-payer” thus only describes the funding mechanism—referring to health care financed by a single public body from a single fund—and does not specify the type of delivery, or for whom doctors work. Although the fund holder is usually the state, some forms of single-payer use a mixed public-private system. Would the United States adopt a mixed public-private system? My guess is that in the wake of the way this Obamacare debacle has been handled, probably not. But why is Single-payer a bad thing?

Take Medicare and Medicaid, expand them and make that the only healthcare system available in this county. There you will have Single-payer Healthcare, with all the problems that are now specific only to Medicare and Medicaid.

Some of the problems with Single-payer will be as follows:

  • With everyone enrolled in Single-payer, many people needing health services will fall through the cracks.
  • Your healthcare will be rationed. Certain people will not qualify for certain treatments.
  • Fraud and abuse will be rampant as it is with Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Long lines and long waits for treatment will be the norm.
  • If you need a specific medical treatment, it will be up to some bureaucrat to determine if it is a viable and necessary expense. You and your doctor will not be able to determine what treatments you need without bureaucratic intervention.

Kathleen Sebelius, who is at the head of this monstrosity, has already demonstrated how this rationing of healthcare will work under Single-payer when she denied a lung transplant to a 10 year old child because Sebelius had determined that the 10 year old did not qualify for the transplant.

The Affordable Care Act was recently rolled out in its infinite dysfunctional glory with its website Healthcare.gov. The website didn’t work. People wanting access got frustration instead. And this is just the beginning. The Congressional hearings into this disaster have commenced, so it remains to be seen what will ultimately happen to Obamacare after the dust settles.

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As Kathleen Sebelius testified Wednesday before Congress on the failed Obamacare website rollout, CNN ran a split-screen of her testimony with an image of the crashed site.

The Entire Obamacare Website Debacle Summed Up in One Picture

“I would suggest the website has never crashed,” Sebelius said during Wednesday’s House Commerce and Energy Committee hearing. “It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability, and has continued to function.”

Naturally, however, the image of the CNN split-screen started to circulate on social media. And some have noted that it just doesn’t look good for Sebelius or anyone involved in the mess that has been Healthcare.gov: (See complete story at The Blaze)

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