That damn Republican Party, they just refuse to budge on their insistence that Obamacare is either defunded or at least delayed so the bugs can be worked out. They just don’t get it, we have to have Obamacare, and it is a good thing for everyone. Now they want to shut down the government, what is wrong with these people?
Sure there might be a few bugs but sooner or later we’ll work them out. The problem with that Republican Party is they just don’t believe the president. Like when he said:
“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.” – Barack Obama to the AMA in 2009
Look, it doesn’t matter if 83% of the doctors who took a recent survey by doctorsandpatients.org said they are now thinking about quitting when Obamacare is in effect, surely your doctor won’t be one of them. And you certainly can’t believe it when 65% of those same doctors say that government is to blame for the problems in medicine today or when 70% say that reducing government would be the single best fix for the healthcare system. We all know that more government is always the answer. It’s obvious they must have only surveyed doctors from the Republican Party.
And sure Barack Obama told us that Obamacare would be a boost to the economy, creating jobs. And it has, look how many jobs it has created at the IRS, and how about all those new part time jobs, what can they say about that? Sure there have been a few places where there have been some cuts, but come on, we can’t believe everything Investor’s Business Daily reports, can we? And all these companies cutting employees hours to part time, well that’s a good thing, look at all the free time you will have. We also have given waivers to over 1,600 companies so you can always go to work for one of them. What they aren’t hiring?
President Obama also said we would be paying less for our health insurance premiums and he was right, the numbers out this week show we will. Sure, we will have to pay higher out of pocket expenses according to a report by Avalere Health, an average of $2,250 which is more than double what the average employer sponsored plan is now, but you can use all that money you have been saving the last few years for that.
Don’t listen to the Republican Party they just don’t like Obamacare, plain and simple. We won’t let them shut down the government over something as beneficial to America as this. But if they do, well that’s on them, they are the ones who will lose their pay and their healthcare coverage. They are the ones who will be stuck just like the rest of us. What? They won’t lose their pay? They won’t be getting Obamacare? Who would have guessed?
An Op-ed written by Paul Roy
Doctors and Patients