The Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Obamacare: Good for government employees, bad for everyone else

Craig HueyObamacare 1 Comment

To improve your healthcare, repealing and replacing Obamacare is vital.

It’s collapsing. Rates are skyrocketing and premiums are outrageous…care is declining and shortages (rationing) is becoming more common.

It must be replaced with a system that will cut premiums, make deductibles less, give options and provide competition and promote innovation and improvements.

But the opposition is vocal and great. Take the healthcare industry and its vocal and financial opposition to any Obamacare repeal. It’s in their self-interest to keep the status quo.

Just look at how powerful and established it is in just one state alone – California.

Californians are directly or indirectly spending a mind-numbing $367.5 billion a year on their physical well-being, equal to 15% of the state’s $2.5 trillion economy.

Hospital security guards to brain surgeons, and from insurance claims processors to electronic technicians, are employed in an industry that obviously affects the lives of virtually all of the state’s 39 million residents.

Federal, state and local governments finance more than 70 percent of California’s medical spending with tax money.

Expansion of Medi-Cal, California’s health care system for the poor is skyrocketing.

Medi-Cal enrollment is 13-plus million this year, more than a third of the state’s population, and its federal and state spending will top $100 billion.

Medicare coverage for California’s elderly will cost another $75 billion, and when health care for federal, state and local government employees and retirees, and tax breaks for private employer-provided coverage are included, the taxpayers’ bill is estimated at $260.9 billion. $106.6 billion comes from private health insurance and consumers’ out-of-pocket spending.

This huge, vocal block fear change and love unaccountable tax dollars. So, they are vocal opponents of needed Obamacare change.

That’s why they financially support opposition to repeal, scare the public with false and distorted fear mongering, and even protest.

It’s critical Congress repeals and replaces Obamacare.

And it’s critical this powerful lobby group be stopped…by a better, competitive system of healthcare.

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Comments 1

  1. How about repeal and NOT replace. I think we would all be much better off if the government stayed completely out of healthcare.

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