Thursday, April 15, 2010

Congress Will Be Using Obamacare

We are finding out more and more surprises in Obamacare and it is really scary. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously stated, “We must pass this bill so that we can find out what is in it.” Well, the bill was passed and we are noticing the devastating effect from it. This bill was hastily slapped together without a genuine concern of its consequences.

Did you know Obamacare doesn’t require State Governments any guarantee payments for indigent patients under Medicaid? But yet, under Obamacare, it requires states to guarantee treatment to the poor. With the influx of new Medicaid patients into the healthcare system, I am concerned how it will affect doctors and hospitals. There is a shortage of healthcare professionals and I don’t think the short supply of them will meet the ever demanding need from these patients. I guess it was an oversight from Obama and the idiotic Congress. We will be seeing doctors refusing Medicaid patient because Obamacare doesn’t pay enough for them to break even. Yes, the law says there will be an increase in Medicaid payments to doctors, but keep in mind that the current payment from Medicaid is very small. The slight increase under Obamacare is still crap in comparison.

I can see doctors suing the state if they are force to accept Medicaid patient. Either way, the state will have to pay absurd prices to doctors and hospital if they are force to accept new and existing Medicaid patients. And guess who will be most affected by this? We the American taxpayer! As Medicaid cost increase, we will be screwed to pay for 90 percent of the new patient expenses. So, when you hear the rhetoric that Obamacare will reduce the deficit, they are full of it!

Also, if you are going to believe that Obamacare won’t raise you taxes, you are an idiot. This Democratic Congress would throw their own mother under the bus to squeeze out a few extra dollars to fund this huge entitlement program. Prior to Obamacare, if ones medical expenses exceed more than 7.5 percent of their income, they can tax deduct them on their taxes. But since this bill became law, the new threshold goes up to 10 percent in 2013 for younger taxpayers and in 2017 for older ones. That means this sheath tax hike will amount to $16 billion coming from 15 million very sick people, which 99 percent makes less than $200,000 per year. Therefore, the main campaign promises from Obama was a smoke screen to destroy a system that was never broken.

But there is some solace to this madness. This new law will affect all members of Congress and their staff because they will be taken out of their current federal employees’ health care plan and will be part of the Obama plan. The law states “The only health plan that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff” are plans created under Obamacare. Since I don’t trust Congress, I am not fully confident these Congressmen and Senators will be under the umbrella of Obamacare. There must be some loophole that will exempt them from participating. I feel sorry for the new aides and new congressman being hired after the bill is signed because they will be definitely affected. Whatever the case, this new law will give a chance for every Congressmen and Senators to feel the burden that we are enduring. Hopefully, they will finally admit that Universal Healthcare sucks!