Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP, MACE
One picture is worth 1,000 words. The second picture says it all.
The one hundred and fifty–nine new agencies generated by the Accountable Care Act (Obamacare) increases the complexity of an already uncontrollable bureaucracy. Americans have seen many examples of the inefficiency and waste because of the growth of bureaucracy in everyday life.
To date, before Obamacare has been in full swing, these agencies have created the pile of regulations demonstrated by Mitch McConnell.
What are the chances the recipients of these regulations will understand and obey all these regulations?
What are the chances the government bureaucrats can enforce these regulations?
What are the chances favored, privileged parties will be exempt from these regulations?
What is the value added cost these agencies and regulations provide for the direct treatment of patients with disease?
These are all good questions. The answers are not readily available. The administration, our congressmen or the traditional media do not discuss these questions.
The American public has already felt the consequences of the growth of bureaucracy and regulations.
Seventy seven percent of new jobs have been part-time jobs. A person working less than 30 hours a week is not required to receive healthcare insurance from his employer. Employers have done this to avoid an Obamacare penalty.
Healthcare insurance premiums for next year are skyrocketing. The Obama administration continually tells the traditional media that insurance premiums will be affordable and decrease in 2014.
True unemployment rises to over double digits while government statistics claim it is falling. It is a statistical trick.
Americans are noticing the sting of the 20 hidden taxes Obamacare has put in place. Despite these taxes, the deficit for this year remains one trillion dollars. It means the administration is spending more despite the tax increases.
The Democrats keep saying we must raise the debt limit. The Federal Reserve keeps saying we need to print more money. President Obama keeps saying you must pay the bills Americans and congress voted to incur. America cannot default on its debt.
Few are saying we must decrease the debt by decreasing bureaucracy, regulations and inefficiency.
Fewer are saying we must stop this overspending.
President Obama has given countless waivers to countless companies. The first waver was MacDonalds which provides Mini-Med insurance to their low wage employees. Mini-Med insurance is worthless. It provides practically no healthcare insurance coverage.
President Obama figures that all these people would sign up for the Health Insurance Exchange rates. These exchanges would provide tax credits for the low wage income earner by law. The law seemed to change in the last few months from tax credits to subsidies without congressional approval. Law wage earners do not pay taxes and cannot benefit from tax credits.
After October 1 we will see if young healthy persons without pre-existing condition sign up for healthcare insurance through these health insurance exchanges.
The only insurance rates seen through these exchanges so far are the California health Insurance exchange rates. The rates are too high to buy adequate healthcare coverage for someone making $40,000 per year. The affordable rates do not provide adequate healthcare insurance coverage.
The Obama administration claim’s that the New York State rates are lower than the private insurance rates. It might be true for certain levels of coverage. The reality is the private insurance rates in New York are too high. The New York State Board of Insurance permits healthcare insurance companies to receive an unconscionable return on investment.
A one year delay of Obamacare for corporations will get President Obama past the mid term elections. It will permit public awareness of the harm Obamacare is doing to the economy which the administration is striving to keep hidden.
After the election cycle it will dawn on the majority of the public that Obamacare is a destructive train-wreck to the economy and economic growth.
The delay will also have a lesser effect on the tremendous increase in deficit spending that would diminish the debate on the administration’s overspending.
President Obama doesn’t seem to think deficit spending is an important issue. He is also not bothered by the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing.
The most offensive action by President Obama is exempting congress and the congressional staff from Obamacare.
Why should the individual hard working person suffer the effects of Obamacare when government officials do not?
Can Obamacare work when we have so many agencies generating so many regulations? Can it work when so many people have waivers and exemptions?
I doubt it!
No only is it not fair to hard working people. It is probably unconstitutional.
It doesn’t look like the American individual taxpayers that are not exempt from Obamacare are going to get much help from the Supreme Court.
Maybe President Obama’s goal is to destroy the healthcare system’s infrastructure. He is setting up the failure of Obamacare.
Obamacare seems to be designed to destroy our healthcare system. Maybe Obamacare is not supposed to work. Maybe it is designed to cost so much that the entire economy will fail.
This can be the only reason Obamacare has been permitted to continue to exist by both Democrats and Republicans.
Obamacare is neither affordable nor executable.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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