Obamacare Will Implode Under Its Own Weight
Affordable Care ActThe Republicans need to chill. Let Americans themselves handle the oncoming Affordable Care Act.
Inexplicably, the Republicans have tied a sensible budget proposal to the repeal of Obamacare taking most curious eyes off the rest of their ideas. Finding the votes for actual repeal will be difficult to find and most experts feel the law will implode under its own weight.
Although the Affordable Care Act will cause chaos in the medical and insurance industries, those closest to the bill's content think it's best for Americans themselves to get a real life taste of its enactment.
In other words, leave the pitchforks and torches to the people who will directly suffer under the extreme contents of the law.:w
Leading Policy-Based Critics of Obamacare
Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute and one of the leading policy-based critics of Obamacare. She encourages Republicans to keep the Democrats' feet to the fire on the health care law because of how it will "afflict the nation's fiscal health."
As she stated, "When you look at the overall impact of this law on the economy, we know that it's hugely important in depressing job creation. It's forcing companies to put people on part-time when they need full-time workers. The incredible number of new taxes, a trillion dollars in new taxes in this law just in its own right. It is one of the major factors that is depressing economic growth. When you have economic growth depressed, you don't have the tax revenue that you need."
Again, she is using code for "let the people decide" from their own personal experiences once the new law is fully enacted starting in January, 2014.
American People Will Defeat Obamacare
The Senate Republicans have attempted to defund Obamacare, even though the effort fell short. There is little doubt that any resolution that could possibly pass would be vetoed by President Obama. Turner is convinced the American people will defeat Obamacare.
There is little doubt that many of the past supporters will join the other side.
Although all the legal options to repeal the law have been exhausted, the majority of Americans, by a large margin, reject it. Like so many other times in American history, a way will be found through the sheer will of the people. Americans will not stand by while Obamacare ruins the economy.
"Somehow or other, this is going to shake out," Turner said.
One key element to the demise of Obamacare is the fact that only 17 of 50 states have agreed to the health care exchanges. In fact, some state legislatures may overrule their own governors on expansion of Medicaid. Even liberal states such as New York and Illinois are asking for more time to formulate their bureaucracies to handle this major entitlement.
Major Factor in Predictable Failure
Another major factor in the predictable failure of the law is the amount of paperwork involved to enroll. The government must know your income, your family size, where you work, the tax identification number of your employer, the technical name of the plan that your employer offers that would qualify as a qualifying Obamacare health plan.
How many people will actually be capable or willing to go through such a process? The form itself is 21 pages and appears to look like a tax form which in itself is terrifying to millions of Americans.
As the bill stipulates, insurance companies have to sell you insurance in the same fashion even when you're sick. How many Americans will make their decision to enroll on that fact alone?
As for employers not adhering to the rules, the fine is cheaper than complying with the law with their employees. What will they choose? It's pretty obvious to most experts researching the content of Obamacare. They'll obviously pay the fine.
High Cost of Coverage
The bill will implode from the high cost of the coverage in these exchanges, which will be far more expensive than individual coverage presently. The young will be forced to pay hundreds, if not thousands more, to provide for the elderly.
They may have championed this ill-thought-out law, but they will walk away when they see the real results and its depletion of their often meager incomes.
All we can do now as Americans is sit back and wait for the backlash to begin in earnest.
Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. His BS in journalism from University of Oregon with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing. Read more stories by Dwight L. Schwab Jr..
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