The unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

The editors of National Review Online have posted a piece that runs to 1,388 words detailing – not with rhetoric and philosophical argument but with hard data – the many shortcomings and broken promises of Obamacare.

We don’t have time for 1,388 words here so a detailed, fact-supported argument against the mockingly-named Affordable Care Act is not possible. A summary will have to do.

Here it is.

The Congressional Budget Office has revised the cost estimate of Obamacare upward, by close to 100 percent. So much for not adding a dime to the deficit as President Obama promised. The president promised that the typical family would see the cost of health insurance premiums go down by an average of $2,500 per year. Premiums here at my company went up by 16 percent this year and are expected by some estimates to rise by as much as 50 percent in 2014.

At the end of all of this, 30 million Americans will remain without health insurance, essentially unchanged from before the law was passed.

Obamacare is deeply flawed, expensive and unaffordable. Republicans and Democrats unblinded by partisan ideology should begin working on a replacement before We the People show up with tar, feathers and pitchforks. We the People should make it clear that that’s exactly what will happen if they don’t.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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4 Responses

  1. PK Lewis says:

    This is a familiar song that has been sung by many over & over & over again
    This bill has been shown more expensive, it has been shown unsustainable, it had been shown Obama lies about this bill & many things, it has been shown etc. ,ect.
    Why are we still debating it??
    It was passed without a single GOP vote on Saturday night near midnight.
    It will kill many industries, has killed many industries.

    I think it is all because Obama is the 1st BLACK President & people are afraid to counter him

    It doesn’t matter what the ramifications, the destroying of our whole country & way of life.

    With Obama its ‘my way’.
    No one will argue with him….people are afraid of him.

    Obama has shown an obvious dislike for our country, doesn’t care about his “heritage” nor being a ‘leader’ except in an adverse way.

    I guess, this country has no gumption when it comes to him.

    Maybe you can’t even accept this criticism of him & refuse this letter.

    But I for one, am tired of this scenario of no guts when it comes to Obama.

  2. PK lewis says:

    I just was reminded today that the Obama care on pg 58-59 says that “your bank accts….all of them are now open to the Gov’t & they may remove any & all monies from them without any notification in 2014”
    Drs. must quiz your kids about guns, where you keep them, what caliber they are, if they have locks ,etc.
    Check this all out.
    I have been trying to alarm people for 2 years without any result.
    Will you let this happen??
    At what point wil you become alarmed??

  3. L Miles says:

    “Republicans and Democrats unblinded by partisan ideology should begin working on a replacement…”

    Paul, there are NO Democrats, anywhere, that are willing to receive the wrath of their Party by considering a free-market, patient-doctor driven, high-deductible, personal health savings account that would give patients a CHOICE of COMPETITIVE health insurance policies to cover their needs.

    The ONLY “solution” to the health MANAGEMENT and bureaucratically enforced health system (not health CARE) that the BIG GOVERNMENT, top-down, dictatorial, Socialists in the Democrat Party will consider is a PATH to a Health Monopoly, owned and operated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Socialized Medicine that would outlaw all private health practices and health insurance in the USA.

    HHS would be the sole source of all decisions and expenditures for all citizens. Doctors would become indentured servants and would be forced to obey ALL procedures and available treatments (based on patient age) that were deemed appropriate and approved by HHS.

    Paul, there are just too many voters (legal or not) that believe that “Health Care” is a “right of humanity” and should be furnished without cost by our lord and savior, the government.

    The pattern for the continued plunge into the abyss of government control of EVERYTHING (that it wants to devour as orchestrated by the Progressives-Marxists) should be well known, by this time: government pretends to solve a “problem”, making it worse, and cleverly escaping accountability, while seizing even more power to solve it again, as demanded by the oppressed victims, that are taught to hate any free-enterprise solution.

    Lastly, there are very few Republicans that are wise or clever enough to expose or defeat the Socialist juggernaut. President Reagan showed the way but few Republicans took notes.

  4. B. Myers says:

    Right on, Paul. Seniors will be subject to serious rationing brought about by section 3403 that requires mandatory cuts in provider reimbursements. Some doctors are already relying on private insurance patients to make up Medicare losses. Cut reimbursements more and a shortage of Medicare doctors will follow and just like in gasoline shortages, rationing occurs.

    Seniors will have to go to non-Medicare doctors and pay cash. So Obamacare will be for wealthy seniors only. Except for the White House and Government employees of course.

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