ObamaCare’s Deadly Consequences


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There is so much political spin, and so many numbers games being played, when it comes to medical care, that we have to go back to square one and the simplest common sense, in order to get some rational idea of what government-run medical care means. In particular, we need to examine the claim that the government can “bring down the cost of medical care.”

The most basic fact is that it is cheaper to remain sick than to get medical treatment. What is cheapest of all is to die instead of getting life-saving medications and treatment, which can be very expensive.

Despite these facts, most of us tend to take a somewhat more parochial view of the situation when it is we ourselves who are sick or who face a potentially fatal illness. But what if that decision is taken out of your hands under ObamaCare and is being made for you by a bureaucrat in Washington?

We won’t know what that leads to until the time comes. As Nancy Pelosi said, we will find out what is in the bill after it has passed. But even now, after ObamaCare has been passed, not many people want to read its 2,400 pages. Even if you did, you would still not know what it would be like in practice, after more than 150 boards and commissions issue their specific regulations.

Fortunately— in fact, very fortunately— you don’t have to slog through 2,400 pages of legalistic jargon or turn to a fortune teller to divine the future. A new book, “The Truth About ObamaCare” by Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute lays out the facts in the plainest English.

While she can’t tell you the future, she can tell you enough about government-run medical systems in other countries that it will not take a rocket scientist to figure out what is in store for us if ObamaCare doesn’t get repealed before it takes full effect in 2014. It is not a pretty picture.

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  • watchful

    Even if we can repeal this piece of crap the progressives will keep pushing and pushing tirelessly for it, but in pieces. Little pieces won't be as noticeable being shoved down our throat as these big chunks. We must get some thinking, common sense people in our government instead of these collective social engineers that think they are so much better than we are that they didn't pass the bill so that they would be forced to use it. It says in our constitution that congress shall pass no bill that congress doesn't have to abide by. Well, I guess they know what crap they are dumping on us since they won't have anything to do with it themselves. That alone should tell you all you need to know.

    The Canadian politician who came to the States when he could have had the Canadian medical care? What does that tell you?

    When I lived in Washington state the waiting rooms in doctors offices always had Canadians who drove down and preferred to pay instead of partake of the free medical care in their own country. They would just roll their eyes and shake their heads.

    If it was at all possible to impeach Mr. Crap himself I think we should do it. He has run this country like he was the dictator of a third world country, treating us as though we were all his inferiors. I pray to God that we never see anything like him again. We must undo all of his evil work and put back the America that was the greatest, most admired nation on this planet.

  • Lori

    Fortune Telling Of Health Care Is Deadly. Until Someone Gets Sick,No one Will Understand the Sickness, Not Even Doctors! Sick People are as Useful as the Ones that are not Sick,The Sick give Knowledge to A Disease, If One Does not have the Disease at the Time,And gets It later In Life, The Doctors go back and look at the Case What worked for the sick! Doctors have made Big Money Off of sick people! And The Health Care system will go down! So If they kill the sick they will have no Knowledge in helping others who will get sick! What Is Nancy going to do when No Doctor can help Her? Due to killing all knowledge of Health Care? Is she going to call in The fortune Teller with the Crystal Ball? Boy She will be in A lot of Pain! Sickness will kill you If You Do Not Have Knowledge about It! I Guess Washington Knows It All! Even How to treat Themselves? What A Joke!

    • Radar in Va

      Well done!! Interesting observations!!

      • bubba4

        don't encourage him….

  • Guest

    Nixon was impeached for one transgression, but Obama is up to fifty, and counting without so much as an investigation! What are we waiting for? Yesterday the news said he's busy granting immunity to illegal aliens via dismissal of their cases in court en masse behind the scenes. Let's impeach him before we all have to learn Spanish to talk on the phone and he's our permanent dictator..

    • Margaret

      You only pay $100 more a year? That's almost nothing!

    • ebonystone

      Nixon was never impeached; when it looked like impeachment was likely,he resigned rather than put the country through the ordeal of an impeachment.
      But Clinton WAS impeached, although not convicted.

    • bubba4

      Let me guess your list of transgressions exists on FPM, NewsMax, Fox News and your arse.

    • http://myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

      what?

  • AntiFascist18

    I have health insurance through my last job, but am now paying almost $100 more a year since Obamacare and furthermore, dental work has drastically gone up to the point where it is better to have your tooth pulled for $100 than have major work for the down payment on a car…those are some of the immediate consequences of Obamacare.

    The bastard wants to put all of us in a poverty program while he and his wife have constant vacations. Enough is enough.

    Frankly I'd like to make citizens arrests of both the chimp and that botoxed whore Pelosi, and if the new Congress doesn't institute Impeachment proceedings at the get-go, I just might.

    • bubba4

      Immediate consequences?….it hasn't gone into effect yet.

      What has gone up consistantly for the last decade and even DURING the healthcare debate? Health Insurance Premiums. How are the profits for the healthcare giants…just fine thank you.

      What you have in the anti-concept "Obamacare" is a cultic object to blame for things that are just a part of life or have other root causes. What's amazing is that an insurance company can raise your rates or your doctor can charge you more and you blame Obama? WTF?

      Then you go on to call the President a chimp and the Speaker of the House a whore. Classy.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Obama care, first he makes us all sick, next
    he makes us sicker, later on he makes us
    deathly ill, in the end he kills us all off with
    the admonition that as patients we were
    unacceptable. How much do we have to
    lose before we lose him?………..William

  • GBB

    Re doctors and homicides:

    In an odd way doctors DO prevent homicides. They treat people who have been shot or wounded in some other way. One of the reasons homicide rates in the US have declined is that more violent assaults are treated successfully now than in the past. In these cases we have not a homicide but assaut with intent to kill or something like that.

    Doctors don't stop the behavior that can lead to homicide, but they do have an impact on the results of the attacks.

    Sowell's arguments are correct, but by ignoring successful treatment of victims of assaults he understates his case.

    • jeff

      your missing the point. if your a victim of homocide, your already dead.and theres nothing a doctor can do about it.

  • jim

    It's hotter'n hades in south Texas. I'm ready for NOVEMBER!

  • http://myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    the obama plan is total hate for old and for young this so called care will become death care and sad to say that will happen and it will not stop until Americans remove this evil government and replace it with the ideals of law over the ideals of BS.

  • PAthena

    Without any regard for the health care act President Obama, Mrs. Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Harry Reid pushed through the Democratic controlled Hose and Senate, all these people are disgraceful for approving of a bill of over 2000 pages which none had read through. No bill of such a length should have been introduced, let alone passed.