Monday, April 26, 2010


As of right now, not a single program from the recently passed health care legislation has gone into effect and there are already major problems with it.

According to the chief actuary of the Health Care Financing Administration, Richard Foster, millions of people could lose their health insurance, health-care costs will rise faster than they would have if the law hadn’t passed, and the overhaul will mean that people will have a harder and harder time finding physicians to see them.

Here are some things Foster has stated will occur:

1. About 14 million people will lose their employer coverage by 2019.

2. Businesses will pay $87 billion in penalties in the first five years after the fines trigger in 2014.
3. Tens of billions of dollars in new fees and excise taxes will be “...passed through to health consumers in the form of higher drug and devices prices and higher premiums...”

4. “there is a very serious risk that the problem of adverse selection will make the CLASS program unsustainable.”

5. national health spending will increase by $311 billion over the coming decade. Instead of bending the federal spending curve down, it will move it upward “by a net total of $251 billion” (Foster)over the next decade.

6. An estimated 23 million people will remain uninsured in 2019, roughly 5 million of whom would be undocumented aliens; the remainder would be the 18 million who decline to get coverage and who will pay the penalty.

7. Estimated reductions in the growth rate of health spending “may not be fully achievable”

8. Fifteen percent of all hospitals, nursing homes, and other providers treating Medicare patients could be operating at a loss by 2019, which will “possibly jeopardize access to care for beneficiaries.” Doctors are threatening to drop out of Medicare because cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates mean they can’t even cover their costs.

9. A significant portion of those newly eligible for Medicaid will have trouble finding physicians who will see them.

So, Mr. and Mrs. Liberal, how are you liking the way your "free" health care is coming along?

I live in Florida. The Florida legislature voted Thursday to place a state constitutional amendment on the ballot that would ban any laws that compel someone to “participate in any health care system.” The legislation is modeled after the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, which has been introduced or announced in 42 states.

Did you get that? Forty-two states out of fifty!

Liberals all around us are crying, "OMGosh! We didn't know this would happen with health care when we pushed to have it adopted! We thought it was a happy little benign bill that would make certain that all Americans had 'fair' access to health care!"

Well, we tried and we tried to warn you, but your rose colored glasses were too darkly tinted for you to see.

Thanks, liberals, for installing a "health care reform" bill that will re-form our nation's health care system from one that is the best in the world, though troubled, into one that will be disastrous in the extreme.

Why don't you just drop your sophomoric pride and admit that your hair-brained ethereal philosophies sound good but are nothing more than figments of your vain, Utopian imaginations?
Come're smart enough to see the need for that, aren't you?

(Maybe not.)


Tapline said...

Joe, Yes, we tried to tell them but, The more we talked the more dumbheaded they became and now We have to undo what has been done. If we can....I say we have to in order to survive as a country. We still have politicians head in the sand, wanting to pass a Carbon tax bill so we can pay more for our fuel....Fire the whole bunch and start with new blood who are not all bought and paid for.....stay well....

Joe said...

Tapline: I'm with you!

Leticia said...

They are too arrogant to admit that this whole healthcare bit was a huge debacle.

Or they just could care less, because it isn't going to affect their private healthcare one bit or their pocket books.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

A couple of weeks ago I started tuning out whenever a health care discussion came on TV or the radio.

I'm so done with this crap.

Although I'm sure I'm be beating the anti-HC drum again very soon.

David Wyatt said...

Tapline is so right: unless we stay well, we'll go broke paying for our illness!

Ginsu said...

Well Joe,you have to look at beyond the obvious...this health care is moving us one step closer. For example, health care as it is proposed will consume about 37% of our GDP. That means there will not be any money for other programs. Space exploration among others but more pointedly our military (Why do you think the Europeans have no military to speak off? They can't afford it.) We will be in the same military to defend ourselves or more importantly Israel. Then it's Israel against the world. It's all about Israel.
You, my friend, are seeing the fulfillment of prophesy before your very own eyes. The US has no role during these coming times and you are seeing it come to pass.