I lost my cool today. I would like to say I got angry because I found out that companies are now going ahead with planned layoffs as the inevitability of the massive increases in expenses mandated by Obamacare becomes certain. But I would be lying. In truth, I’ve been angry for a while – roughly since the beginning of this latest depressive phase. That news just finally gave me something to be angry about. If you’ve kept watch, you’ll see that my writing has gotten more assertive and less polite over the past two weeks. The anger had to come out somehow. Well, today was another day when I threw caution to the wind and took my anger out on those who supported Obama.
It was a bad idea. Writing when angry always is. What I learned from today is that I need to find some other way to handle my anger. So, I plan to return to my meticulous politeness. I’ll try to work on being assertive, yet gentle, kind and polite. Is that possible? I don’t know but I guess I’ll find out. As for letting out my anger on Obamacare and my employment prospects, I think I’ll just try hard facts.
ObamaCare will force as many as 20 million workers into government-run insurance exchanges after their employers drop coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
• More companies will follow Darden’s example, refusing to schedule workers more than 30 hours wherever they can to avoid the coverage mandate.
• Insurance costs will explode. Even ObamaCare’s fans admit that its benefit mandates, marketplace rules and bans on coverage caps will force premiums to skyrocket. Jonathan Gruber, who helped design ObamaCare, says the law will add 30% to premiums in the individual market in the states he’s studied.
• Doctor shortages will reach 90,000 in about a decade, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
• Seniors will find it increasingly difficult to get treatments, as ObamaCare’s deep Medicare payment cuts cause one in six hospitals to become unprofitable and still more doctors to refuse to see Medicare patients.
• Even when a patient does get to see a doctor, ObamaCare will intrude, using the law’s “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute” to create top-down rules for what doctors can prescribe for any given ailment.
• ObamaCare’s vast new taxes — including a crippling $20 billion surtax on the medical device industry and a $123 billion surtax on investors — will slow down medical innovation.
• And when these and dozens of other new taxes fail to cover ObamaCare’s massive 10-year $1.76 trillion price tag, everyone will suffer a bigger tax bite.
For more information:
- 83% of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare
- 72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
- 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients if its payments are lowered (which Obamacare does)
- 74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely if its payments are lowered (which Obamacare does)
- 52% say they would rather treat some Medicaid/Medicare patient for FREE than file a claim
- 70% say REDUCING GOVERNMENT would be single best fix for the horrible state of their practices.
- In Wisconsin, Obamacare to Increase Individual Insurance Premiums by 30%, Says Obama Adviser (forbes.com)
- In Minnesota, Obamacare to Increase Individual Insurance Premiums by 29%, Says Obama Adviser (forbes.com)
- In Florida, Obamacare to Cause 27% of Doctors to Stop Accepting Medicare Patients (forbes.com)
- Another Doctor Quitting Because of Obamacare (godfatherpolitics.com)
- Election Consequences: Decline of Doctor-Owned Practices (breitbart.com)
- The ObamaCare Layoffs Begin (realclearpolitics.com)