To the editor:
Affordable health care or “Obamacare” is presented as a solution for all of our medical needs. Will Obamacare truly improve health-care services for all Americans? What will the unintended consequences of this plan be?
To the editor:
Affordable health care or “Obamacare” is presented as a solution for all of our medical needs. Will Obamacare truly improve health-care services for all Americans? What will the unintended consequences of this plan be? I think those who believe it will be better than the present system should take a politically unbiased look at how it will affect the quality of care for all of us, especially elderly citizens.
There is a drastic shortage of doctors and health-care givers, and this deficit will increase due to attrition and less incentive for bright young people to enter the practice because of excessive regulation. Then add 30 million more people to the already overburdened system. Then what? It’s simple. Too many patients and too few doctors. Rationing. Then the time a doctor can spend with each patient will be limited. The overall quality of care must suffer.
This plan includes a cost-cutting provision by creating a review board on which there will be no physicians. Will it deny or limit expensive procedures and care for the elderly? The president says no. But since it will be a government-run program, I’ll bet it will. The board will obviously consider them least productive to society and their continued care per person too expensive. Will this become de facto euthanasia? We are already experiencing higher co-payments and premiums, with higher taxes on the way. Is this the way to the promised affordability? But not to worry, our compassionate government’s plan will provide counseling to prepare seniors for death in lieu of treatment. Will any of the above be better for seniors? Will members of Congress and the Senate be treated the same as the rest of us?
I for one am very content with my present plan, and don’t need government help.