The Obamacare Disaster
This study is a comprehensive review of the Act and an early appraisal of its likely effects. It is the second report by the author on Obamacare, the first being a critique of bills still being debated by Congress in August 2009. Most of the bill's provisions, except its tax increases, do not go into effect until 2014. So what follows is like a visit from the ghost of Christmas Future, shadows of what will be, but do not have to be, if we will change it. Obamacare instead could be repealed and replaced with far superior reforms...which in fact are the author's recommendations.
A summary of principal findings follows this introduction. Part 1 reviews the provisions of Obamacare and how they expand government's authority over health care providers and consumers. Part 2 explains how Obamacare will lead to higher health insurance premiums and health care costs. Part 3 explains the comprehensive system of government health care rationing created by Obamacare, including how the Act eviscerates incentives for investment and innovation in health care.
|Publisher:||The Heartland Institute|
|Publication Date:||October 01, 2010|
|Package Length:||8.7 inches|
|Package Width:||5.8 inches|
|Package Height:||0.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 6 reviews|
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24 of 28 found the following review helpful:
A Must-Read Analysis of ObamaCare Oct 14, 2010
By Arie Friedman, MD
In writing this book, Peter Ferrara and the Heartland Institute have done what I would have thought was impossible. In 66 pages, they have presented a ringing indictment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) and its companion laws. In this book, you will find a comprehensive summary of the law, its unintended (and intended) consequences, and common-sense alternatives that have been on the table for years.
As someone deeply involved in health care issues on a political and business level, I have spent almost every waking minute since March, 2010, working to understand where my profession is headed. On every single page of this book, I found new insights, new research, and new clarity. Bottom line is that we are headed for a true disaster for our health care, our economy, and our personal freedoms. The chilling nature of the changes are enough to keep one up at night.
In regards to style, this is an immensely approachable book. I found the writing style to be extremely straightforward and understandable. The citations are impeccably researched and referenced. In fact, I was so engrossed I read the entire thing at one sitting. My fingers are still stained with ink from the pen that I used to underline and annotate (usually with phrases like "yes!" and "OH NO!").
I have ordered a full case of these in order to hand out to my friends and physician acquaintances. Moreover, I intend to carry my personal copy every single day until ObamaCare is repealed.
For anyone who cares about their health and their country (especially you politicians out there), this is a MUST READ book.
Arie Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P, F.A.W.M.
National Director of Physician Outreach
Physicians' Council for Responsible Reform
Short, Concise and directly exposes the lies of ObamaCare Jun 16, 2013
By Astute BookWorm
Straight forward and to the point with the absolute truth and no spin. No doubt medical care will be and IS currently being degraded at major hospitals and medical centers due to the changes in the Insurance exchanges. Only the rich (Elitist) will get preferential treatment and proper medical care which used to be the norm, the rest will be selectively categorized for available approved treatment from your Insurance control board based on Age and bureaucratic rules. Not everyone will be included, some will not qualify or be able to afford necessary and critical medical care, hospice will be their only option. Thanks to that bimbo Nancy, majority of Americans will be buggered and forgotten (i.e. We have to approve this bill so we can read it to find out what it says, remember that one? Check on Youtube.) And as far as the other past reviews starting in 2010 from the peanut gallery, these morons are the ones that are biased in favor of a black man based on his skin color not for doing what is right or providing positive medical services for the American population of LEGAL U.S. CITIZENS. And yes, the aging population of American Citizens did help to build this great country not Obama! But Obama has nearly destroyed all private medical practices by the swipe of a pen and giving medical entitlements to NON-AMERICAN Citizens by providing amnesty to illegals which places a further burden on the American people, this is called SOCIALISM without consent !! Welcome to the New Change! The Hope boat left port long ago while you were sleeping, like it or not, shut up and eat your gruel COMRADES!
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
JUST FOR MY INFORMATION ON OBAMACARE Dec 28, 2012
Know this will be a disaster so thought I would find out for sure. I was right. We'll know very soon.
3 of 7 found the following review helpful:
What happens when you pass a bill without reading it first Apr 28, 2012
By Kevin A. Barry
Confiming what we expected, from a Bill forced through in the middle of the night, with much arm twisting and bribery, without a single vote of the "Other" elected Party. Of course many who passed this debacle were ousted in the mid term election, and if the Supreme Court does it's job, the rest of this debacle will be history. This short book details the devestation in the wrongly named "Affordable Health Care Law" commonly called "Obama Care"
2 of 7 found the following review helpful:
propaganda Sep 08, 2012
By a. ballard
found the read to be of little substance.PEOPLE Who read the book enjoy getting riled up because they feel it justifies their biggoted feelings about a black man who is smarter than themselves.Read the health care act yourself,then pass judgement.
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