Last week I was talking to a nurse who works for a local doctor. She told me that the paperwork and huge increase in insurance verifications for procedures was costing the clinic so much money that closing up was a real possibility.
So all you people who voted yourself some "free" health insurance allow me to inform you that health insurance does not equal health care. And, guess what? It's not "free."
Byron York: Get ready for the costs and chaos of Obamacare
More:Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." At the time, March 2010, Pelosi's words accurately described the Democrats' just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In fact, we have to implement Obamacare so that you can find out what is in it.
Amid the other momentous events coming in 2013 -- bitter fights over federal spending, debt, entitlements and immigration -- the biggest story of the year, and of 2014 as well, will be the arrival of Obamacare in the lives of every American.
For millions of people, Obamacare will mean, alone or in some combination: higher insurance bills, unwanted changes in status at work, higher taxes, loss of employer-based health insurance and a bewildering bureaucracy that will make today's already complex insurance maze seem downright simple. read the rest
Senate Democrats Urge Undoing of ObamaCare