The following is the text of an email I got from the National League of Taxpayers, and is about some things they have learned about the effects of Obamacare on the country. National League of Taxpayers
ObamaCare’s war on your health continues.
A recent survey has found that approximately 214,000 doctors will not participate in ObamaCare insurance plans — that’s about 25% of the US’s total active physicians.
How could so-called “reform” be so toxic that one out of every four doctors simply refuses to have anything to do with it?
Because all signs point to not only patients, but also doctors getting a raw deal:
*** ObamaCare plans only pay them 60 cents for every dollar a private plan would, an even worse deal than they get from Medicare;
*** They fear being overloaded with too many patients, which isn’t surprising from a system that’s already crowding emergency rooms;
*** They expect to get burned by low-income patients who can’t meet the higher deductibles of ObamaCare plans, and by patients who ObamaCare keeps covering 90 days after they stop paying their premiums.
This should come as no surprise, since survey after survey has always confirmed that strong majorities of the medical community think ObamaCare is bad news.
But then, the judgment of actual doctors never mattered to ObamaCare’s creators.
The fact is, it was the brainchild of central planners who just can’t imagine society functioning unless they micromanage every aspect of it with your tax dollars.
We knew from Day 1 that nothing about the name “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” would be true, but driving doctors away from the very people it supposedly helped may be the starkest example yet.
Anyone who tries to tell you that Obamacare was anything but a step stone is naive or lying. Obamacare was designed to fail, and it’s failure was supposed to be the excuse to nationalize the health system.