Sometimes, when I write about Obamacare and the catastrophic effect it's going to have on the economy, the healthcare system and society itself, I get correspondence from people who say things like, "In your position, you don't have anything to worry about."
In the first place, nobody in America, except Congress and Obama's chosen ones, are going to be exempt from the ruinous ramifications of this ill-conceived bit of socialism, myself included.
First of all, let's get this straight. Obamacare is not about healthcare, it's about the seizing of more power by a loose cannon government that is totally incapable of handling the enormous power it has now.
Obamacare is a gamble, a roll of the dice, betting that enough young, healthy people will enroll to offset the older folks who are more susceptible to sickness and will require more care. The very design is flawed, with so many regulations it's impossible to comply, a board of non-medical bureaucrats, who I predict will not be above partisanship and, most ridiculous of all, enforced by the most powerful, feared and proven to be corrupt at it's very highest levels, the Internal Revenue Service.
We have an insurance plan for our employees, which they can either enroll in or we give them the cash equivalent. Just the other day, my office manager told me that next September changes will be coming down that will affect our coverage. What the changes and their ramifications will be, we have no way of knowing and so we join the rest of American businesses in Obamacare Limbo.
At present I have thirty employees, many of them who have been with me for over thirty years, who will, to one degree or another be affected.
My son recently received word from his insurance carrier that his current policy would eventually be cancelled; the only reasons being that it doesn't meet the new Obamacare requirements and he made a change after the Affordable Care Act was passed.
What are these requirements and why weren't they made known to the American people before, not after, the monstrosity was passed?
No small business will hire over fifty employees now because of Obamacare.
People are working 29 hours a week, living on starvation wages because of Obamacare.
Doctors are opting out of the program, retiring or going into concierge medicine which will be priced out of the reach of many people, farther increasing the load of those who will practice under ACA, increasing waiting times and the dispensing of care, all because of Obamacare.
Businesses are unable to build or even plan for the future with any degree of certainty; they know they will be adversely affected, they just don't know how deeply, all because of Obamacare.
Millions of people are receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies and will be totally without insurance until they can enroll on a computer system that doesn't work, all because of Obamacare.
The nation is in a state of confusion; Congress does not have enough members with the gonads to stand up to a president who seems to think he is the reincarnation of Napoleon Bonaparte who is about to lay the final straw on the national fiscal scales with a healthcare plan that is doomed to abject failure.
So you see, we're all affected in one way or another by Obamacare, and if it hasn't gotten around to you yet, believe me, it will.
What do you think?
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