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Obamacare mean for you?
By William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
ObamaCare hasn't even kicked in yet and we're already
facing our first crisis -- and no matter who you are,
this one will hurt you in a big way.
In less than two years, some 30 million currently
uninsured Americans will get their first taste of health
insurance -- the insurance you're buying them.
Aren't you generous?
I'll get to the hit your wallet's about to take in a
moment. But forget the money -- if you can -- for a
second and think about 30 million Americans all out
doctor-shopping at the same time.
Where do you think they're going to look? Hint: You
might want to book your 2014 physical now -- because the
lines at your doctor's office are going to make the ones
at Disneyland look short.
Remember, making doctors isn't like making mechanics or
bankers or fry cooks. We can't magically pump out more
in two years, three years or even five years.
It takes a full decade of medical school and training
before you can turn a doctor loose on patients. And
while ObamaCare calls for the training of some 3,000 new
doctors over the next decade, there's already a massive
shortfall right now that's about to get worse.
It's so bad that the Association of American Medical
Colleges says we'll be 62,900 doctors short in just
three years. Even without ObamaCare, that shortage would
hit 100,000 by 2025.
With ObamaCare, that "doctor deficit" will approach or
exceed 140,000 doctors by then.
Making matters worse, a full third of today's doctors
are 55 years old or older, according to the New York
Times. They're getting ready to retire -- and you
can bet even the ones who aren't thinking about quitting
will hang up their stethoscopes real fast once they see
the growing lines and shrinking reimbursements.
I wish I could tell you there's a light at the end of
this tunnel, but there isn't one. All I can say is find
a good doctor NOW and have a good relationship with him.
More importantly, make sure you're in tight with his
front office staff, so you can get an appointment when
you need one. Don't be afraid to send flowers and boxes
of candy if you have to.
But that's just ONE of the problems you'll be facing
shortly. There are others starting to kick in already --
including a kick right in your wallet.
Keep reading for more! The HiddenCostOf
ObamaCare isn't just going to raise your taxes, although
that's certainly part of the equation. It's not just
going to raise insurance premiums, although that's
certainly part of the equation, too.
It's going to raise the price of virtually everything.
Remember, 30 million people are getting insurance and
YOU'RE the one getting stuck with the bill -- and that
bill will come due in the form of a higher cost of
living. After all, most of the money to pay for the
"free" healthcare will come from employers -- and so
employers, in turn, will have no choice but to raise
John Schnatter, aka "Papa John" from the pizza company,
expressed this in his own clumsy way not long ago when
he said he'd have to charge between 11 cents and 15
cents extra per pizza to pay his company's share of the
Naturally, the pro-ObamaCare dimwits laughed and said
they'd gladly pay a measly 15 cents for a Papa John's
employee to get healthcare. But let's see who's laughing
when they realize it's not just 15 cents extra for
It's extra money for everything.
Sure, in some cases it'll be pennies, like 15 cents a
pie. In others, it'll be dollars. But you can bet it'll
all add up to real money real quick -- and I don't know
about you, but I don't know too many people who've
gotten pay raises lately.
I do know plenty of people who live on fixed incomes,
though -- and they can barely pay for groceries as it
is, much less healthcare for 30 million people.
You see, ObamaCare isn't just expensive. It's
unsustainably expensive -- and it will bankrupt the
But first, it'll bankrupt you.
Obamacare is a
disguised means for the government to take over
one-sixth of the entire US economy.
The government --
politicians, unelected officials, & bureaucrats
-- will determine if and when you will be
allowed to receive medical care.
Health care is the secondary
objective for the Obama administration. The
administration's primary objective is to control
Americans. The individuals in charge of this
administration and in Congress are not subject
to Obamacare's rules, procedures, regulations,
and rationing of resources.
Under Obamacare the American
health care industry will operate inefficiently
as do most government agencies. There will be
massive fraud, incompetence, and bureaucratic
problems. Americans will learn to expect
rationing of care. Soon everyone will know
someone who died because he did not receive
Do you know which health insurance denied
coverage more frequently to more individuals than any other
insurance plan in 2009? The correct answer is Medicare.
I knew that. I
did not know that.
Do you know that Obamacare increases taxes
immediately, but does not start to provide healthcare benefits
I knew that. I
did not know that.
Have you heard that the
Congressional Budget Office determined in mid-2012 that
ObamaCare will cost $1.76 trillion over its first ten years.
Obama's estimate was half of that amount, $976 billion.
and I realize that this will bankrupt the USA as it has several
European nations. No,
I did not know this.
1. How familiar
are you with general health and medical principles?
with advanced scientific principles Familiar with basic scientific
principles I am currently studying the
sciences I forgot most of what I barely
learned I was never really too interested
2. Are you concerned about the availability of healthcare
insurance for your family?
Very Somewhat Not at all
3. Healthcare insurance should be available for all employees of
all businesses at reasonable rates.
Healthcare insurance should be available for all poor people and be paid by the
I am concerned about the quality of healthcare -- specifically the caliber of
doctors, nurses, hospitals, and educational institutions.
These days many people believe that healthcare costs are going to continue to
increase. In your opinion, what area or areas are causing costs to increase?
Drug industry Insurance providers Hospitals Doctors
Does your employer pass healthcare insurance cost increases on to employees?
my employer has increased the amount or my share I pay No, my employer has
not increased the amount or my share I pay
8. Do you
feel employers are justified when they increase the portion of healthcare insurance
premiums they make their employees pay?
My healthcare is paid by:
Me alone My
employer -- fully A share by me & my employer I am not
Healthcare should be insured by private companies that know the insurance industry.
Healthcare insurance should be fully provided by the government.
Healthcare insurance should not restrict the patient to specific doctors and hospitals.
The Family Medical Leave Act:
Is great for us. We got along without it & would not use it. Makes it too easy for
employees to cheat their employers. I
don't know what it is.
Healthcare is an important presidential campaign issue.
Healthcare is an important congressional campaign issue.
In your opinion, why haven't we seen substantial healthcare insurance reform?
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