The medical profession has been my passion for decades and I feel strongly about what has been happening with medical care legislation. I wanted to share a few observations.
There are so many things wrong with Pres. Obama's massive Healthcare Initiative, but I will start on just a few.
1. It is a massive intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship. Instead of your doctor deciding if you neet a CT scan to rule out appendicitis, or a mammogram to look for breast cancer, an ultrasound of the leg to rule out a blood clot, or a chest X-ray, a bone density test, a pap or a PSA to look for prostate cancer....you will get government bureaucrats deciding what can be done...micromanaging your medical care. This always leads to 'one-size-fits-all' regulations that waste money, decrease quality of care, entail long waits and frustration.
2. In addition to being a massive government power grab, Obamacare has HUGE tax increases coming....conveniently put off until after the election. January 1, 2013, 18 new taxes and tax increases kick in. Medicare taxes go up, all the tax brackets increase (for example the 35 % bracket goes to almost 40 %). There are huge increases on dividend income and capitol gains, medical devices, even a 10 % tax on tanning services....a NATIONAL sales tax.
3. It tramples on religious belief and freedom.
Healthcare spending explodes. (We already spend way more than other countries with dubious results). Cuts in care and tests and procedures and services will be made. Obamacare sets up 159 panels of government bureaucrats to make and enforce the rules which Congress can only overturn by 2/3 vote in the Senate and House during a short period of time, then they are permanent.
These bureaucrats will decide what care you MIGHT get. NOT your doctor. NOT you.