Where Is Obamacare Going?

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Obama dressed as a doctor holding dollar bills

Stories don’t stay on the front page for long, especially when it seems like there is a new scandal in Obama’s presidency every week. It makes me wonder at times whether he’s really that incompetent or whether he’s intentionally manufacturing scandal after scandal, just to keep people from being able to pay too much attention to any one thing he is doing.

Regardless of how Obama and the mainstream media are directing our attention at any one moment in time, we need to try and keep an eye on everything that is going on around us. Our failure to do so could result in something major happening, to our detriment, without us having any real warning.

As we slip into the New Year, I can’t help but think of Obamacare. Tax season is right around the corner and this is the first year where those of us who can’t afford buying insurance under Obamacare have to pay a penalty for our inability to pay. This is definitely a Catch-22 situation and I’m afraid it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better.

{adinserter emp}Unless Congress is able to pass at least a partial repeal of Obamacare, we’re going to be stuck with it. That means that next year’s taxes are going to carry a heavier penalty for not having insurance and the year after that having even heavier penalties. Even so, the penalties are still cheaper than the insurance.

Ever since the Unaffordable Care Act passed in 2009, there have been many of us hoping and waiting for some sort of repeal. The House of Representatives has tried 54 times to turn the tables on Obama’s healthcare bill, but have been blocked each and every time by the Senate.

However, having a Republican controlled Senate doesn’t look like it’s going to solve that problem. The Republicans still don’t have enough votes to overcome a presidential veto and Obama has promised to veto any attempt to stop his signature legislation. For once, I think we can believe him.

However, even though there’s about zero chance that the Republicans in Congress can get rid of Obamacare, there is a slight chance that they can chip away at it, getting rid of some of the problems that it creates. I don’t know if they’ll succeed in getting rid of the individual mandate, but hopefully they’ll be able to slip a few things through.

Actually, at this point, totally repealing Obamacare is a practical impossibility. Over seven million low-income people have joined Medicaid under the provisions of Obamacare. Most of those probably are amongst the working poor, who can’t afford healthcare insurance on their own and don’t receive it from their employers. It would be unfair to them to kick them out of Medicaid; so something would have to be done for them.

Even so, it’s clear that something has to be done about Obamacare, whether Obama allows Congress to or not. Health insurance rates are rising even more this year, as insurance companies adjust to their new patient demographics. But that’s actually the worst part of Obamacare.

For some reason, everyone focuses on the premiums, and ignores the high deductibles. Those deductibles mean that the average American family has to pay $1,000 per month ($12,000 per year) in medical expenses, before their health insurance does a thing for them. Who can afford that?

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Doctors or Clerks?

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s a new problem with Obamacare. While the media isn’t reporting it, Medicaid payments to doctors are dropping this year, even in the midst of Obamacare making greater demands on the doctors who service those patients. It’s clear that the main goal here is redistribution of wealth, taking from the doctors and giving to the poor who are their patients, rather than getting the patients good healthcare.

Politicians don’t normally think of it, especially liberal politicians, but we have to figure reality in here somewhere. Even if we don’t, it will figure itself in. There’s no way that anyone can expect doctors to give top-notch healthcare to patients, when they are losing money to do so. They’re going to have to cut corners, just so that they can cover their expenses. So, all those Medicaid patients are going to end up being the ones suffering.

Of course, the other thing that the doctors can do, and many already have, is totally opt out of the system, not accepting Medicaid patients or even Obamacare patients. There is no law on the books (yet) which requires them to accept those patients if they choose not to.

On top of the other penalties being levied against doctors, Obamacare forces them to use a very cumbersome computerized patient record system. Due to the wording of the law, the doctors have to do this themselves, essentially being clerks on the government’s system, which is extremely difficult to use.

Doctors are reporting that just doing this clerical work is costing them 10 percent of their time, essentially reducing doctor availability by ten percent. That’s like someone fired 10 percent of the doctors in the country.

I expect we’re going to see some real fireworks in Washington over Obamacare in the next year. But to be honest, I don’t expect to see much in the way of results. Obama has decided that his new role is the obstructer in chief, and he is determined that nothing the Republicans want to do will get past his veto pen.

Sadly, that’s where politics in Washington stand.

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This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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  1. Logic tells me it's an agenda, rather than incompetence. The President has a vast support network. If he was routinely screwing up, week after week, that network of experts would fix it. That they haven't done so, tells us it is according to a plan. Think of it like a reality TV show. You see an article or news report on that reality show, about some random controversy. It grabs the audience's attention, and holds it. It could be a distraction, so the masses focus all eyes on whatever scandal or controversy is happening this week. It could also be a sort of negative P/R campaign, designed to keep Obama topical. Name recognition is deeply tied to news frequency. It's a component of subliminal advertising. That's why a completely moronic, offensive, hate-mongering person will have everyone watching, even though any sensible person might see them for what they are. It's why reality shows always promote controversy over anything else. It generates the most media buzz. If Obama's support network is smart, which it must be, they will know this, too. Highly controversial things hold the most attention from the most people, for the most time.

    So, it's clear that the scandals are part of an agenda. Even if we may not know what the agenda is, we know there must be one.

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    • The agenda is destruction of America, Americans and the dollar.

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      • Marilyn baileY says:

        when Obama and crew are finished Ameaica will be beyond repair this is deliberat with malice and forethought

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    • The agenda is to nationalize medicine.
      Next, using the recent police events such as in ferguson and staten island, etc, as leverage, is to nationalize the police. Then we will really be a dictatorship, run by people like him.

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  2. Random Erik says:

    Obama can't stop a repeal of the AHCA. A repeal can still be passed by a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate.

    The bottom line is that if Republicans are really serious about repealing the act - whether in part or in whole- then they will do so. If they don't, then I think the obvious conclusions are in order.

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    • A repeal ill never happen. Even if the GOP plays the game and puts forth repeals, they don't have enough of a majority to override Obama's veto's. have So double talk and so called discussion will dominate the air waves since Bone Head Boehner retained his speakership. Since it has been shown that Bone Head Boehner is heavily invested in the ObamaCare stocks, any true opposition will not come from him. Very sad day today when the GOP showed it's true colors by allowing what the majority (60%+) of the party (the People) didn't want continued to continue. Obama and Boehner, one in the same.

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    • Scott Todd says:

      They don't have enough of a majority to reach the required 2/3.

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  3. merrill Rasmussen says:

    THIS IS NOT WHAT THE PEOPLE WON'T 0RE NEED. IT IS TIME FOR THE NEW SENATE TO REPEAL ALL ORE PARTS OF THIS BAD PEACE OF LEGISLATURE.

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  4. I have been a rural family physician for about twenty years. I quit about one year ago mostly because the paperwork of the first phase of Obamacare was so labor intensive that I couldn't keep up. The whole town is lamenting the fact that I left but I no longer could make ends meet with the increasing free paperwork and filling out government paperwork for free. Basically I felt like the government was using healthcare to build a file on almost everyone in America by asking if they owned guns etc. The computer actually makes doctors about 40 percent less efficient and has ruined the healthcare system from the inside out.

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  5. last conservative says:

    Doctors are really STUPID! They have the power to fix the whole problem. Just refuse to take care of politicians and their families. But docs refuse to unionize and refuse to stand up. STUPID!!

    And yes, I'm a doc..

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  6. Brad Salmond says:

    Excuse me, I need to ask a question. Everyone else in the world takes care of their citizens. Police protection, fire protection and medical protection.

    WHEN DID MEDICINE IN THE USA BECOME A BUSINESS??? If you have a problem with the cost of medical care maybe you should start at the source.

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  7. The republican leadership is either to gutless, too stupid, or simply on the wrong side. Nothing good can happen until this Nation hits rock bottom.

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  8. Ambari Fanek says:

    As long as you have a population that is doped on Sex, Screen and Sport, what do you expect? The way to keep the masses under control according to Bill Mollison is to keep them Fat, Dumb and Happy.
    The agenda is towards world government. They own the media so they can control the thoughts of the masses. When things get really bad, they can shut down the Internet and also the cell phone towers. A few thoughts on the subject from the past.

    Countless people will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it. H.G. Wells The New World Order (1939)

    "YOU SHALL HAVE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE IT, BY CONSENT OR BY CONQUEST." FORMER FDR AIDE, JAMES WARBURG (Council on Foreign Relations), in testimony before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee,17 Feb 1950

    "We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money."

    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

    "We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." David Rockefeller- 23 Sept 1994...

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  9. The Republicans will do nothing. They are scared of the main stream media who controls public openion because of years of Progressive policies that have dumbed down most Americans. I hope I am wrong but it looks like we lovers of the Constitution might have to start over. This is why I wrote my free ebook. I mention it here because it could save America. It is totally free I wan't nothing but to save a country I love for the next generation. A free copy can be had here: http://freeamericablogger.blogspot.com/

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