Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
Many of my good liberal friends have been upset with me since Obamacare was passed into law.
I read the 2000 plus page bill. I was distressed by the many changes to Americans’ freedom to choose, increased hidden taxes, and the obvious road to the destruction of the healthcare system.
I immediately regretted my vote in 2008 for President Obama even though I liked the guy’s style.
I felt he knew little about how the healthcare system worked. I soon learned he was not interested in listening to practicing physicians.
I have tried to follow the 20,000 new regulations that have served to increase the mess that has been created. I have reported on some of them.
Unfortunately the traditional media has remained enamored by President Obama’s charm. The traditional media had continued to dismiss reality until the recent web site disaster.
The Obamacare disaster is much worse than the web site disaster by itself. I sense the traditional media is buying the explanation.
The reality is this web site disaster represents the worst example of cronyism. It is even worse than the Solyndra scandal. The Solyndra scandal on cost $535 million in federal guarantees .
The administration issued a non- bid contract of $634 million dollars to a company in which an executive is a good friend of Michelle Obama. CGI’s web site looks fantastic. The reality is they have had health insurance exchange software programs that have failed in three provinces in Canada.
President Obama has been lying his way through the web site disaster. The bizarre thing is he thinks he will get away with it.
The public is becoming aware of the fact that Americans are losing their healthcare coverage by political design.
President Obama is rapidly losing the trust Americans had in him as reflected in the polls. They fear they might lose their own healthcare coverage next.
“The law is systematically dismantling the individual insurance market, as its architects intended from the start.”
I have been saying this since 2008. The aim of Obamacare is for Americans to not to have a choice remaining. It will be a single party payer system by default.
The traditional media is waking up. The first wave is the 14 million people in the individual insurance market. Those 14 million Americans are being trapped into Obamacare. The 14 million are making a big stink. President Obama is caught in an outright lie.
“Until this month, consumers who weren't insured through their jobs were allowed to buy insurance that provides the best value based on their own needs. One of every 10 private policies is sold through the individual market, covering about 7% of the U.S. population under age 65.”
President Obama did a clever thing. He gave a waiver to the group insurance market until 2015. The traditional wisdom is that the waivers were given because Obamacare was not ready to service the group market.
The real reason for the waiver was to avoid the uproar from 160 million people who have group insurance.
The 160 million Americans who will lose their group insurance coverage next year will find out they have been deceived by President Obama.
President Obama has blamed Fox News for inciting people to be against Obamacare. A reader sent me this You Tube of Neil Cavuto's reply to President Obama. Mr. Cavuto hits the nail on its head.“Cavuto: Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem.”
President Obama felt that free choice is a threat to Obamacare. If too many people could keep the insurance policies they liked instead of joining the government exchanges Obamacare could fail.
It has been now been shown that his goal in 2010 was to destroy the private healthcare coverage market.
The healthcare plans the President promised people could keep have been intentionally outlawed by regulations written by Kathleen Sibelius in the Federal Register as far back as 2010.
“The goal is to force individuals earning more than $46,000 or a family of four above $94,000, who don't qualify for subsidies, into the overpriced health insurance exchange.”
“If these middle-class ObamaCare losers can be forced into the exchanges, they become financiers of the new pay-as-you-go entitlement.”
They will pay $10,000 a year for a healthcare plan that people earning under that amount will pay less than $1,000 per year. The government subsidy will finance the difference.
If enough people earning more than $46,000 and $94,000 a year do not sign up for Obamacare, the federal government will have to make up the difference to the insurance company that is providing the administrative services for that healthcare coverage.
I hope people remember another of President Obama’s promises. He said families making under $250,000 a year would not pay one dime extra in taxes. The traditional media has ignored this lie.
The operative word that exposes the lie is “Not a penny more in taxes on nothing because the last thing we want to do is to put a burden on the middle class.”
What about all the hidden taxes? What about all the tax increases passed on to the middle class in the form of increased prices?
One can say President Obama is a genius as well as a liar. His goal is to destroy the healthcare system and the middle class.
He is on course to succeed unless the American people stop him.
I am pleased that Americans are starting to wake up to his goals and are starting to rebel.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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