Monday, October 15, 2012

An Educated Voter's Guide to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Help Out: Educated Voters Make Educated Choices and Educated Health Care Decisions 

I 'd like to submit the below laundry list of bullet points about the impact and consequences of President Obama's misleadingly labeled "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" . As a health care professional and a practicing radiologist with a sound knowledge and day-to-day experience of the myriad of problems in the US health care system and an understanding of what they are caused by and how to best fix them,  I can assure you that ObamaCare will result in nothing of the kind- and only destroy the US health care system and economy. It is not true that "noboby knows what's in it and we have to wait and see how things turn out". Plenty of people have read the bill. We know what's in it - and we know what the consequences of such ideas and systems are and have been in the past.

For the physician or voter who seeks to educate him- or herself or others about health care issues related to the election, each bullet point below links to a relevant article explaining the issue involved. It is not intended as a comprehensive list, only as a helpful reference that attempts to pull together into one place information on a number of important health care related issues. 

Once you understand these, you will understand why it is vitally important to avoid this disaster-in-the-making from being implemented by ensuring that President Obama never gets a chance to implement it- but rather, that you help to elect a candidate who has vowed to Repeal and Replace it with patient-centered, economically sound health care reform.

If you are a doctor, other health care provider, patient, or concerned citizen who wishes to inform yourself and others about the dangers of ObamaCare, I hope you will find this resource useful

"What The "Affordable Health Care For America Act," HR3962, Actually Says)

Dr. Jill Vecchio's compelling 7-part video series describing in detail the various aspects of the "Affordable Care Act"- from changes to coverage, impact on health care costs, impact on individuals, emloyers, doctors, patients, businesses and much more.

Part One on OvamaCare's impact on coverage is here.

Major dangerous features of the PPACA and how it will negatively impact:

*Quality Access and Cost of Patient Care. An educated voter needs to understand the abundantly documented , but predictable adverse consequences and abysmal record of government-run health care systems elsewhere in the world.

*Access to Medical Services as doctors and hospitals go bankrupt or retire or drop Medicare coverage under unsustainable, below cost, government reimbursements, 

*The compromise of the doctor/patient relationship- and the conflict of interest of employed physicians to serve hospital administrators and obey government guidelnes rather than following their best medical judgement (Patients need to know "Who Will Your Doctor Work for Under ObamaCare?" )

*The facts about ObamaCare's $ 716 B Medicare cuts

*The resulting diminished access of Medicare beneficiaries to doctors as doctors leave Medicare in droves or retire

*The mentality, attitudes and stated aims of the various Presidentially-appointed, unelected health car Czars - such as Dr. Donald Berwick, former chair of Medicare, Dr. Ezekial Emanual , Obama health care advisor positioned to become head of the Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Office of Management of Budget, and Katherine Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and all the other like-minded, unaccountable, unelected, federally appointed bureaucrats  leading various commisions under ObamaCare.

*The bureaucratic rationing of medical services to seniors by the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the US Preventatitve Task Force and President Obama's deceptive and fraudulent disinformation campaign to misrepresent the rationing function of the newly created federal commissions, which they openly admit and advocate now.

*The dangers of bureacratically determined cost-cutting measures under the misleading Orwellian rubric of "Comparative Effectiveness"criteria 

*Compromise of patient medical confidentiality by Electronic Medical Records and how it will be used to track usage of "society's medical resources" by patients and by IPAB bureaucrats empowered to make health care rationing decisions.

*The loss of individual choice of doctor and insurance policy

*The persistent - and worsening- unemployment due to  job loss- and down-sizing or cancelled expansion plans by small business due to higher taxes

The war on medical innovation

*The destruction of the economy by theastronomical cost of ObamaCare entitlement and trillions of dollars added to the federal debt

*The astronomical cost and burdens of 159 new wasteful meddling federal health care bureaucracies

*The giant sucking sound of innumerable new taxes or increased taxes - Medicare, payroll, capital gains, innovation, -you-name-it  taxes -not just on the rich- but on the middle class and the 16,000 strong army of new IRS agents tasked to collect them to fund ObamaCare

The list goes on and on, but ObamaCare must not be allowed to see the light of day. Repeal and Replace ObamaCare by helping to Repeal and Replace Obama.

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