“Obamacare” as it is now being administered is not really the bill that was unilaterally passed by the Democratic Congress.
Many of its most controversial aspects have been delayed by executive order of President Barack Obama, until 2016 and 2017. Columnist Froma Harrop failed to note this in her article. She mentioned 9 million additional people became insured under “Obamacare” in 2014. For a bill that was intended to embrace the 35 to 40 million people in the country who were uninsured, I wouldn’t call 25-30 percent a success. In addition, many of the newly insured were simply moved to Medicaid from other programs or no program at all. Her most glaring omission, however, is the impact that “Obamacare” has had and will continue to have on senior citizens.
It is my understanding that more than 8 million senior citizens participate in the Medicare Advantage Plans, but despite the president’s promise — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” — I had to change my plan to keep my doctors. Who knows what will happen after 2017.
I would guess that Rep. Nancy Pelosi was right when she said, “We have to pass the bill in order to know what was in it.” Thus far, the bill has been wrought with deceptions, lies, exclusions and most of all, lack of transparency. What a web our Congress has weaved for us. Of course, they excluded themselves.
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