Monday, October 22, 2012

What's at stake on Nov. 6th: Obamacare will break this nation...

it's their plan.

Obamacare is one of the biggest issues facing this country, aside from someone dropping a big bomb on us, in which case, Obamacare becomes a moot point.

By now, most of you have learned that working 30 hours per week has been designated by this administration as full-time work.  The CNS article linked below expands on exactly what that means.

The second article deals with the Medicare Advantage program.  Both my husband and I pay extra to participate in this program.  It doesn't come "free", anymore than Medicare is "free."  Do we have a choice about participating in Medicare?  Not if we want to collect our Social Security, which, I might add, automatically deducts our Medicare premium from our monthly allowance. 

I have taken a very small part-time job in order to add to what we've dubbed our "medical tourism" account.  If Obamacare is not repealed, I predict the closing of many hospitals, and a rapid decline in the number of doctors.  Most of the doctors who stay in the system will not accept Medicare patients - a problem that already exists.

So what will be the next logical step for the state?  It will impose a mandate that all doctors who wish to practice medicine must treat a certain percentage of Medicare patients.  The problem is there will be a shortage of doctors and a shortage of hospitals.  A mandate against someone who doesn't exist, in this case the doctor, is really no mandate at all.   

CNS News:   Obamacare Mandate: Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now 'Full-Time'

NRO: Obamacare’s Hidden Switcheroo

And from Freedom Works:

Top Ten Reasons to Repeal ObamaCare

1) It’s unconstitutional.
2) It will drive up health insurance costs.
3) It will cause millions of Americans to lose their workplace health benefits.
4) It will force us to purchase government-controlled health insurance.
5) It will greatly increase the deficit.
6) It imposes 18 new taxes, including an expensive tax on medical devices and the first-ever tax on workplace health benefits.
7) It will lead to bureaucratic rationing of health care.
8) It violates freedom of conscience.
9) It’s unpopular.
10) There’s a better way.

I urge you to read the entire document (.pdf) from Freedom Works which expands each of these ten points.  It's 17 pages long, however, much of that is taken up with notations, so it's a very fast read.  I flew through it in about 5 minutes.

In case you missed it:

An emergency room doctor speaks out...

Why isn't this getting more attention?...


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