Friday, July 09, 2010
A cluster****, indeed
Wednesday was the 100-day anniversary of Obamacare. Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have released a memo in which they tell us 'bout the cluster**** that's been loosed on the land ...
Fact: Sixteen million Americans are forced into Medicaid – a program that denies care, has higher rates of infant mortality, and yields poorer health outcomes for patients.
Fact: Citizens will be forced to purchase costlier health insurance or pay a tax, but illegal immigrants will continue to get free care and those costs will be shifted onto citizens.
Fact: The individual mandate will fail with the IRS as the health care enforcer, but uninsured Americans will be considered violators of the law even as costs increase further.
Fact: Millions of Americans will lose their current health plan as employers either drop coverage or purchase more expensive, government-dictated health insurance.
Fact: Patients with pre-existing conditions still face care restrictions, since the new federal risk pool is seriously underfunded and will offer coverage months after required by the new law.
Fact: The new health law increases the cost of health care.
Read the whole memo here.