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Obamacare is an abysmal failure

By Walter Geiger Remember the promises that were made? If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Premiums will go down an average of $2,500 for a typical family. And so on and so on ad infinitum. Lies. All lies! Though we have not been forced to change doctors yet, I have heard from many folks who have. Our premiums have more than doubled. Our last increases will last only two months because Blue Cross Blue Shield is eliminating our plan completely at year’s end. We are shopping and all indications are we will get much inferior coverage for much greater cost. I have not heard from a single soul who has realized better coverage at less cost under Obamacare. No wonder the president wants his name disassociated with the program. His minions stress the name Affordable Care Act but this disaster will be Obama’s legacy whether he likes it or not. Obamacare is an abject failure. That is an irrefutable fact. As is its wont, the mainstream media covers for Obama on the matter. This statement actually appeared in an editorial in The Washington Post on Oct. 30: The increase in Affordable Care Act premiums is not a failure of Obamacare but rather reflects the inability of the private insurance market to cover sick people and make a profit. Did the administration actually expect private insurance companies to provide services without making a profit? Perhaps so in that it finds free enterprise distasteful. Obamacare is a huge drain on the national economy. Employers have cut back their number of employees to avoid mandatory cost increases. Many former fulltime workers are now parttime workers due to Obamacare and are, therefore, taking home less money. The regulations written for Obamacare alone are gargantuan and would likely require cutting every tree in the Amazon rainforest if every health care provider had to print out a copy. It is ridiculous. Healthy young millennials are paying light fines rather than buying insurance, knowing they won’t be turned away at the emergency room if disaster strikes and I don’t blame them. Obamacare was flawed from the beginning and some say intentionally so. It is another divisive knife in the back of an already deeply partisan society. If Hillary Clinton is elected today and if she can stay out of prison, she will move toward government healthcare which has been the plan all along really. That is comforting knowing how well the government has run Social Security and the Veterans Administration. If Donald Trump is elected, Obamacare will go out with the bathwater. Though repeal and replacement seems the wise choice, it, too, will bring on more divisiveness. We may be the United States but our people are less united than ever before in our history and that includes the Civil War. Our next president faces steep challenges. Uniting the American people is just one of many.

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