This is going to hurt.
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that will lead to the largest expansion of government in the history of the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was more than 2,400 pages long and will reportedly cost a cool $1 trillion over ten years, give or take a few hundred billion.
But sticker shock is just the beginning. In The Truth about Obamacare, Sally Pipes shows how Obama’s health care reform” will crash into our economy and culture with a tidal wave of regulations that, taken together, will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and see our doctors. How will all those changes affect you, your family, and your fellow Americans? Pipes goes over the bill with a fine-tooth comb, laying out the specifics of how and why Obamacare:
* will drive the country’s health care bill ever higher, according to the government’s own economists
* empowers bureaucrats to deny coverage of cutting-edge medicines in order to save the government money
* will exacerbate our nation’s shortage of doctorsand in fact, is already causing many to close up shop
* will make health care less affordable by forbidding insurers from offering inexpensive, bare-bones policies
* ratchets up Medicare payroll taxesand adds brand new taxes on incomeinterest, capital gains, and dividends
* achieves every penny of its supposed savings” through a series of legislative and accounting gimmicks
* creates a huge new enforcement bureaucracyincluding 16,000 new IRS agents and an astounding 159 new boards and commissionsto hound taxpayers, businesses, hospitals, doctors, and insurers into compliance
* will still leave 23 million Americans uninsured by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Is it too late to stop Obamacare? By no means, argues Pipeswho shows how Americans can, and must, force its repeal. Then, she offers ten principles for real reform that would make health care accessible and affordable for all without destroying individual freedom, quality treatment, medical innovation, and the economy.