Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ObamaCare's immediate impact

Brad Warbiany is looking at ObamaCare’s Immediate Impact. His conclusion?
So there you have it, folks. Of 18 highlighted points, most or all of them will increase payments made by government or increase health insurance premiums. This is “bending the cost curve”.
From the point of view of those on the left, despite their protestations of concern over people's costs, this is not a bug, it's a feature.

What does Barack Obama really want? What do Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank and Russ Feingold and John Dingell and Sheila Jackson Lee really want? They want a single-payer system. They want all medical care provided by the federal government. They don't want insurance companies between people and their doctors - they want government bureaucrats between people and their doctors.

So they impose all of these conditions and regulations which will drive up premiums, and people are going to be very upset. At which point in time we get the, "the fixes didn't go far enough, we really need to add a public option to give people a place to go other than the greedy insurance companies." This bill is step one. It's the camel's nose under the tent. It fixes nothing, but puts in place the precedence and regulatory framework necessary for the next step.

(H/T: Instapundit)




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