Any success that comes from Obamacare will be short-lived. Some people are excited to finally have health insurance; however, that euphoria will not last. The whole system will begin to crumble as costs escalate, availability of doctors decreases and promises turn into lies. The career politicians will hold it together until after the mid-term election in November.
By early 2015, all the postponed disastrous components will have to be addressed. Already, politicians are saying the law cannot be repealed. Instead, they ‘hope’ to fix the problems, while keeping the few good parts. This of course is impossible. Without new leadership willing to make the difficult decisions necessary, the whole plan will fail—destroying our health-care system in the process.
I do not like sounding like a doomsday prophet, but the reality is this bill was a disaster from the very beginning. Anyone who supported this bill did not understand it, and if they did, then they have committed treason. Obamacare should’ve never been enacted. A great disservice has been placed upon the people of America; a burden which will be difficult for many to bear. The members of our government who were elected to represent the good of the people, have failed.
However, this is all water under the bridge at this point. Where do we go from here, is the real question. In order to lower health-care costs, the first step would be to freeze all provider payments. Congress has failed in each of the last two years to lower health-care reimbursements. Instead, the rates have slightly increased. The current members of Congress have shown they are unwilling to lead on Obamacare. New leaders are needed, to give the people a voice in Washington.
The second step in lowering health-care costs in America, is to eliminate tort litigation. By removing the incentive for trial lawyers to line their own pockets over the suffering of a few select people and replacing it with an honest arbitration system, health-care costs can be immediately reduced by ten percent or more. And third, repeal Obamacare entirely. For those who have finally paid for a policy that was uninsured prior to Obamacare, they would get an exemption to keep that policy. Insurance companies would be allowed to offer policies that do not have all the costly Obamacare mandates. People would have the option to choose what plan works best for them.
The Obamacare mandated policy requirements placed on insurance companies and state governments through Medicaid programs, are unsustainable. Costs will escalate and plans will have to be slashed. By freezing reimbursements to providers, eliminating the malpractice threats and repealing Obamacare, America can have lower health-care costs without sacrificing quality. As a health-care provider, I understand the industry better than career politicians, who only know how to spend. Your support in November will help restore stability to our health care, for years to come.