Obamacare’s “Incompetent Intrusions” into Health Care
What if we could have a health care law that delivers higher health insurance premiums, higher deductibles, and less competitive insurance markets in exchange for increased waits, rationing for care, limited or no access, and poor quality of care?
You read that right.
What if the law also drove doctors and other health care professionals out of their practices? What if it meant a growing shortage of health care personnel because of the many deterrents in current law for students to enter a medical profession?
Not buying it? We have all this with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Regardless of the many desperate advertising schemes — like the mother’s of celebrity millionaires joining Michelle Obama in admonishing other mothers to cooerce and “nag” their adult children into signing up for Obamacare — from the Obama administration, the law is fundamentally flawed.
The Heritage Foundation’s Amy Anderson explains the ACA “exacerbates the growing health care workforce shortage, creating an insurmountable obstacle to the President’s promises of guaranteed access to quality care.”
The ACA is forcing industry changes that burden health care professionals with “mounting stress and instability… leading to increased dissatisfaction, burnout, and the loss of care providers.”
The ACA’s new regulations will impose 190 million additional hours of paperwork annually, require a financial investment in administrative personnel, limit time with patients, and insert government into the patient–provider relationship.
With Obamacare, Anderson adds, “Congress has prescribed a detailed federal role over health care financing, but financing directly and immediately affects the delivery of health care and how Americans access that care.” Obamacare’s higher costs don’t bode well for care delivery.
Americans’ private lives and their health decisions should be spared the consequences of such incompetent intrusions.
Americans deserve better. We deserve a patient-centered, market-based health care system, and that would look nothing like Obamacare.
Legislation that would lead us in the right direction has been offered by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) 72% and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) 75%, both medical doctors who know the intricacies of health care.