Most know the political angle and how it was rammed through a Democrat super-majority in Congress, but the essential question is whether ObamaCare is a good law or not? When I say good law, I mean will it:
a) Increase the insured, b) lower premiums and c) improve the quality of care.
a) What ObamaCare certainly does is increase the insured. By aggressively expanding Medicaid eligibility at a subsidized rate it will bring millions into the system and giving them an opportunity for coverage.
b) It simply cannot lower premiums. The way ObamaCare was designed was to refuse insurance companies from rejecting people due to a pre-existing injury. ObamaCare also requires additional benefits to be offered regardless of the applicant(s). This range from: No Pre-existing conditions rejections, to, no caps on annual benefits. When you have such a list of benefits that need to be added to a policy, the premiums will naturally skyrocket.
c) The idea of improving quality of care comes when you have the ability to heal the sick. The people that do that are doctors and they are scathing about ObamaCare. A survey was done in 2010 by the Physicians Foundation in which 4 out of 10 were dissatisfied with the law and indicated that they would leave the profession, rather than treat the expanded Medicaid roll. There is already a doctor’s shortage and the idea of ObamaCare fully implemented will make things worse as the ratio of doctors to patients will grow rapidly and worsen the quality of care.
The women in the below video is Dr. Barbara Beller. She is from Illinois and is running for District 17, Cook County. Sometime it is worthwhile reminding ourselves of how ObamaCare was formed into law.