ObamaCare, a job-killing, Middle-Class Screwing, buget-busting debacle. Note to Malcolm Gladwell: It's not "heroic" to redistribute health care from Middle Class to the entrenched poor

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H/t to Harper Lee. From USA Today this past week:

Physician Praveen Arla is witnessing a reversal of health care fortunes: Poor, long-uninsured patients are getting Medicaid through Obamacare and finally coming to his office for care. But middle-class workers are increasingly staying away.

From the New Yorker this week:

“[ObamaCare] did heroic work in broadening coverage and redistributing wealth from the haves to the have-nots." [er, from the Middle Class to the poor]

HA. Leave it to the elite SNOBS to think that taking affordable health care away from the hard working Middle Class so it can be “redistributed” to the lower classes and the illegal immigrants, is “heroic.

http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2015/01/01/middle-class-wor...

New Yorker item cited is “The Bill—Steven Brill on how health care reform went wrong” by Malcolm Gladwell.

One interesting point that Gladwell’s review of Brill makes is to those who think Medicare works so darn nicely. Quoting David Goldhill, a health care author:

“Medicare is cheaper to run that private insurance. So What?” Goldhill reminds Gladwell that Medicare never says no to anything. The program’s annual spending has risen in the past forty years from eight billion to five hundred and eight-five billion dollars. Maybe it ought to spend more money on administration so that it can promote competition among its suppliers and make disciplined decisions about what is and isn’t worth covering.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/12/bill-6

And, next up, this: from ObamaCare Grand Master Zeke Emanuel, himself:

80% of employer-provided health insurance will disappear within 10 years.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/09/01/angle_if_obamacare_sta...

So to the Middle Class from Obama: Fuck You, and welcome to Massive deductible hikes, sky-rocketing premiums, and perhaps worst of all: massive co-insurance hikes—that latter being the amount you have to pay for a visit or procedure or hospitalization in ADDITION to your co-pays and deductibles.
That is: gone are the days for the Middle Class when they had a low deductible or no deductible, and perhaps a 20 or 30$ deductible to pay in addition to the amount they and their employer paid for coverage.

Now, under ObamaCare, it is pay a very high premium, then pay a very high deductible, then pay your inflated co-pay (now about $50 per office visit) AND pay co-insurance tabs that will shock you, perhaps another 20 to 30% of the billed amount.

Bend Over Middle Class, cause someone must pay to subsidize free or almost free healthcare to the poor. And remember, the entrenched poor are ObamaCares favorites, despite the fact they are firmly entrenched in poverty in the majority of cases because they’ve made spectacularly bad choices: say having a buckets of kids despite the fact they have no way to raise them other than through welfare. Or they came to the USA illegally, and now expect the Middle Class to give of their health care so they can enjoy it for themselves, their uncles and aunties and cousins and on and on.

Talk to any hospital biller these days and they will tell you about the soaring cost being passed on to those in the Middle Class, and they will also tell you if you can prove you are poor then your bills can melt away. ObamaCare is making Poor Pay and the Middle Class is getting the bill.

And finally, from a report this past Oct.: “ObamaCare is a Job-Slashing, Deficit-Deepening Disaster.”
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-10-14/obamacare-is-a-job-slas...

The law’s negative effect on labor markets helps explain why it will increase deficits by $131 billion over the next 10 years. This finding stands in stark contrast to Democrats’ repeated assertions that the law will reduce the deficit.

Obamacare appears to affect employment in two ways: It decreases the supply of labor (the number of people in the labor market), as well as the demand for labor (the number of jobs available). This phenomenon was aptly named the “health care employment squeeze” in a study released by the American Health Policy Institute last month. In short, Obamacare creates an employment double whammy: The cost to many employers of hiring workers goes up, since those with more than 50 employees have to provide increasingly expensive health care, while employees’ incentives to work go down, because they can get federal subsidies to buy insurance outside the workplace.

February 2014, the Congressional Budget Office released a helpful estimate quantifying the supply-side employment impact of Obamacare. The report concluded that by 2024, the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers would leave the labor force because of Obamacare.

Ah, you work harder, so others don’t have to….and…you get screwed on your insurance costs, while the non-workers gobble up free healthcare. Yep, Osama Obama is fundamentally transforming America: he has screwed the Middle Class, while having suppers and sipping cocktails with the moronic Gwyneth Paltrow, who tells him she can’t speak properly in his presence. That’s not because she is overwhelmed by Obama ugly mug, but because she has her richy rich mouth full of your Middle Class health care transformation.

Comments

spit in my ear, the Obama

spit in my ear, the Obama Times that shoveled Obama and ObamaUNCARE down our throats admits ObamaUNcare is shit for the middle class.

Ha, ha, ha, HA! Faculty of

Ha, ha, ha, HA! Faculty of Harvard Pissed OFF about Obamacare, now that it's hurting them, like it's hurting all Middle Class folks.

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/harvard-faculty-crimson-over-obamaca...

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

Idiots, the lot of them.
Buckley didn't want Americans to get Obama-Gruberized.

William F. Buckley famously proclaimed that he’d “rather be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than by the two thousand people on the faculty of Harvard University.”

I loved that. Whining

I loved that. Whining babies@Harvard who helped shove this done our throats

those with employer-sponsored

those with employer-sponsored health insurance will pay 52 percent more in out-of-pocket expenses in 2015 than they did in 2010.

That's is from Leftist Slate. The author refuses to blame the ridiculously-name Affordable Care Act for
"shifting costs onto our increasingly financially beleaguered middle class." But the truth is obvious and the public isn't fooled by leftist spin.

Barack is at war with the middle class.

The entire scam is meant to

The entire scam is meant to make health care so unaffordable for the Middle Class that when Obamaites call for a national take over of the system, Gruber's "stupid Americans" go for it.

Meanwhile socialized medicine in England is on life support.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/...

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