RON HART: ObamaCare: Politicians try to weasel out of their own law

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 16:58 PM.

A McKinsey & Company report said that, under Obamacare, 30 percent of employers will stop providing health care insurance to workers by 2014.

ObamaCare's price tag does not include $1.1 trillion in federal costs, paperwork, regulations, fraud, etc. Add up to 30 million uninsured to the healthcare system, with no new doctors created, and imagine the long waits and deterioration of care.

One of the more egregious deceits of ObamaCare is that it front-loaded the goodies: kids up to age 26 and preexisting conditions would be covered. Costs and regulations were pushed to the back end. ObamaCare is like a flimsy hospital gown: you seem to be covered up front, but you're very exposed from the rear.

Forbes estimates that 10 percent of doctors will leave the system for "concierge" medicine. The remaining doctors will be spread so thin, and government will be so involved that, if you ask for a second opinion in 2016, your doctor will leave the room and come back in again to offer it.

If you think this will not invite even more moochers to come here illegally to bask in our largesse, you are smoking dope. I can see the Democrats’ voter registration recruitment slogan: "Come for the Free Health Care and Stay for the Welfare."

States hoping to win this ideological battle, mostly in the South, are fighting Obamacare and choosing to opt out of some of its provisions. We Southerners value our self-reliance, values and traditions. We never give up a fight.

Keep in mind, we still do Civil War reenactments — for a war we lost.



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