GOP House Speaker publicly admitted what we already knew. The GOP has no intention of taking on Obamacare now that President Obama has been re-elected. In an interview with ABC News Diane Sawyer, he had this to say.
Asked whether he will make another attempt to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
What he failed to say was that the GOP controls the House and that the House controls federal government spending. Obamacare could still simply not be funded rendering it moot. But he isn’t interested in going there. Instead, he prefers this approach.
Still, there are some parts of the law, he said, that should be on the table as lawmakers work toward a balanced budget
Repealing any part of the law is never going to get through Harry Reid’s Senate so that’s a waste of everyone’s time. The only option is starving it for funding. This is a shining example of just how weak the GOP and its Speaker are. It also is a primary reason why so many people say there is no difference between the parties at all.
Expect full implementation of all facets of Obamcare. The business world recognizes this and you’re already seeing companies large and small take steps to head off the burdensome effects. In the end, it won’t matter.
There is one and only one reason for Obamacare. To eliminate the private healthcare industry and force everyone on to a government-run healthcare program. Even its supporters make no claims of it ever improving healthcare. The only claims are to lower costs and increase coverage. How will it lower costs? Taking money from Medicare, rationing healthcare and decreasing payments to doctors and hospitals. The healthcare industry rejects these claims. Take a look at this survey of 13,000 doctors.
Nearly six in 10 doctors said that they are less positive about the future of health care in America under Obamacare. Almost two-thirds have a negative attitude toward their jobs – nearly twice as many as before the health law was passed in 2010.
As a result, many doctors are cutting back on their workload or shuttering their practices. Worse, their collective frustration is exacerbating our nation’s troubling doctor shortage.
More than three-fifths of doctors say they would retire today if they could, compared with 45 percent before Obamacare. Eighty-four percent say the medical profession is in decline. Fewer doctors say they would enter the profession today if they had it to do over again, and fewer would recommend it to their children.
This decline in doctors’ morale is taking a toll on Americans’ ability to access care. Physicians report working almost 6 percent fewer hours than they did four years ago. That’s about two and a half hours less per week per doctor. Add up all the hours, and it’s the equivalent of losing more than 44,000 full-time physicians.
One would think that the Obama administration would see results such as this and consider changes to the program. No, refer to the reason for Obamacare. This is exactly the results Obama had hoped to see as his program is proceeding according to plan. Replacing the private healthcare industry with a government-run one is power and control at the federal level. It’s also why the GOP has surrendered. They made their ‘safe’ votes to not pass Obamacare knowing full well it would anyway in an effort to gain points with the party base.
The Canadien healthcare system is often referred to as an example of why the U.S. shouldn’t pursue nationalized healthcare. Canada’s national healthcare system got its start in Saskatchewan in 1962. There was a short 3 week strike by doctor’s protesting it, but public support of the strike quickly waned and they settled with the national government. Within just five years, healthcare was completely nationalized.
Survey’s of citizens are misleading. 80% of citizen’s report being happy with the healthcare system. However, those are the generally healthy people who seldom if ever use the system. The other 20% are the one’s unhappy with the tremendous wait times to see specialists, getting diagnostic tests or elective surgeries. Lifesaving drugs and medical procedures are incredibly expensive if they’re even available and are usually denied if the patient’s age is considered a factor.
Quebec even had a law in place to prevent people from purchasing health insurance for procedures covered by the public health plan. Yes, you read that correctly. Even if you had the means financially, by law you could not pay for your own care. The idea being this was a bad precedent and would result in poorer people not having the same access and thus was not fair. Ah, there’s that term Obama loves so much. If fairness means denial of service for some to ensure equal availability for all, so be it.
It took just five years to run the Canadien private healthcare industry out of business. How long will it take America? Likely longer due to its sheer size, but you can be sure the end result will be similar. Coverage for all, but inferior care, long wait times, denial of care, and one more big factor. Development of new drugs. The pharmaceutical industry has to spend millions of dollars to get a drug to market and without a profit potential, they simply won’t invest in developing them.
Obamacare is now here to stay and the only political party with the means to stop it have no interest. If you’re a member of the GOP, they will likely nominate the House Speaker for the next session by next week. I would suggest incessantly deluging your representatives with phone calls, faxes and e-mails to express your voice to not nominate John Boehner again. The GOP taking no action will result in a detrimental effect on your future quality of life.