Audits and investigations into the effects of ObamaCare from congressional committees, government auditors, advocacy groups, and others.
“Towers Watson, a leading human resources consulting firm, has conducted a survey of 661 human resource and benefit specialists across America. While benefit professionals are still digesting the new law, the survey shows that they are even more skeptical of Obamacare than the public is.”
President Obama pitched his plan to take-over the health care system with frequent reference to research showing that much of the federal spending on health care is being wasted and could be redirected to his new entitlement programs without any loss in quality or access, but new research is showing that those claims might have been wishful thinking.
The association for physician-owned hospitals filed suit against the government, claiming that the ObamaCare provision preventing them from expanding is arbitrary and violates their Constitutional rights to due process and equal protection.
“The Veterans Health Administration shows how incompetent the federal government is when it comes to making medicine a patient-centered enterprise.”
ObamaCare is poised to become another runaway entitlement program. Once the Congressional Budget Office’s cost-estimate is adjusted to reflect things for which it wasn’t allowed to make allowances — such as the omission of the “doc fix,” the CLASS Act gimmick, and the double-counting of money siphoned out of Medicare — it is clear that ObamaCare would raise costs, raise deficits, and reduce access to high-quality care for millions of Medicare recipients and other Americans.
The Senate health care bill (which, along with the Reconciliation Act, became law) would overhaul the entire health-care sector of the U.S. economy by erecting massive federal controls over private health insurance; dictating the content of insurance benefit-packages and the usage of medical treatments, procedures, and devices; altering the relationship between the federal government and the states; transferring massive regulatory power to the federal government; and restricting Americans’ personal and economic freedom by imposing unprecedented mandates on businesses and individuals, including an individual mandate to buy insurance.
House passage of the Senate version of ObamaCare means higher health costs, higher deficits, higher taxes, higher premiums, incentives for employers to drop employees’ insurance, incentives for employers to avoid hiring low-income workers, financial penalties for entering into marriage, further expansion of Medicaid and the launching of a new entitlement program, and the ushering in of a culture of statism and dependency in lieu of limited government and liberty.