pass the bill so you can find out what is in it"? Now that
ObamaCare is law, Americans are expressing "buyer's remorse"
at a rapidly increasing rate.
Now that the box of Cracker Jacks has been open we are just beginning to discover all the wonderful prizes inside.
Here are the first of the "prizes" to be discover inside ObamaCare:
Prize #1: Senior care has been gutted.
Jim Martin, chairman of the 60 Plus Association, laments that
ObamaCare will lead to HUGE cuts in services for seniors,
especially those on Medicare. The changes, he says, are so
extensive that they will inevitably lead to rationing of care.
"You've got a report coming out from the New
England Journal of Medicine that nearly 45
percent of doctors may start refusing to
take Medicare patients. With fewer doctors
and fewer funds, that means more people in
line, and that means if you have to have some
kind of emergency operation or test done,
you're not going to get it. That's why seniors
are upset," Martin says.
Reports from other seniors' advocacy groups are similar - with
the notable exception of AARP. That iconic organization
betrayed their members' interests and supported ObamaCare
because of the enormous financial windfall they expect to
receive in their insurance business.
Prize #2: Bernie Madoff-style accounting.
One of the most painful revelations about ObamaCare is coming
through its unstated costs - the realities of budgeting and
implementing this monstrous bill over many years to come.
The bill's advertised price tag of one trillion dollars was
ObamaCare's financial structure is based on a Ponzi Scheme
of collecting taxes for 10 years while only offering 6
years of service. In the post-passage light of day,
realistic cost estimates now range from $2.4 trillion to
unfathomably high numbers because the 2,700 page bill is
filled with loopholes that are subject to interpretation.
There are literally scores of new bureaucracies listed in
the pages of the President's final bill. For instance, 16,500
unbudgeted new IRS Agents will have to be hired. One thing
is for sure: The ancillary costs of this government takeover
will far exceed those projected by ObamaCare's architects.
Prize #3: Americans will pay higher prices for...everything.
According to the Wall Street Journal, ObamaCare's cost to
American corporations could reach $17 billion this year alone.
Companies like Prudential, Verizon, AT&T, John Deere, 3M,
Caterpillar, Valero Energy and others have already announced
the anticipated additional costs - and they are staggering.
Of course, American citizens will ultimately pay the price
for these rising costs, even for non-medical products
Prize #4: States are left holding the bag.
Nineteen states' attorneys general so far have filed lawsuits
against ObamaCare because it is unconstitutional and their
budgets are squarely in the crosshairs. By 2014, for
instance, states will be required to pay fully half of
the administrative costs that result from the expansion
of Medicaid under the plan.
These are just a few of the myriad "prizes" in ObamaCare
that are coming to light. The actual cost of the 2,700-
page bill no one was allowed time to read before it was
forced through Congress is yet to be determined. One
thing is certain: There will be many more painful
"discoveries" about ObamaCare going forward.
++Henry Waxman, the congressional bully.
Those who find fault with ObamaCare must be very careful
about how they express their opinion. Apparently, ANY
negative report on ObamaCare is going to be squelched!
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman
(D-CA) sent letters to the CEO's of companies reporting
huge additional costs from ObamaCare, demanding all
documents supporting their findings. Next, he wants
to see them on Capitol Hill for congressional hearings!
This bullying is nothing less than censorship
and suppression - the very Chicago-style politics
that the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis used to get
their healthcare "reform" bill passed.