I wish I had some good news for you. But I don't. The U.S. health care system is a complete and total disaster and it is going to get a lot worse in the years ahead. Even before Obamacare it was projected that we were going to be facing a shortage of more than 100,000 doctors by the year 2025, and now hundreds of thousands more doctors are thinking of leaving the profession because of Obamacare. Also thanks to Obamacare, health care costs and health insurance premiums are rising faster than ever and yet the level of care continues to decline. Our health care system is now totally dominated by government bureaucrats, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations. The truth is that the entire industry has become a giant money making scam, and the American people are being squeezed for every last penny. We spend far more for health care than anyone else in the world, and the results are pathetic at best.
The following are 11 signs that the U.S. health care system is heading straight down the toilet....
#1 The Coming Doctor Shortage
The U.S. health care system is facing a critical shortage of doctors in the years ahead.
As you read this, there are not enough doctors and hospitals for everyone in America. But thanks to the health care bill that Barack Obama and the Democrats rammed down the throats of the American people, that shortage is about to get a whole lot worse. The truth is that the new health care law is going to force many doctors out of the system and it is already forcing the cancellation of many planned doctor-owned hospitals. What you are going to read below will frighten you. It should. It is the truth and it isn't pretty. The U.S. health care system is about to undergo a radical transformation, and a lot of people are going to be really upset about what happens.
Even without the new health care law, the U.S. medical industry was already looking at a shortage of doctors in the coming years. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will likely face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years.
But that shortage does not even factor in the large number of doctors that are going to leave the industry because of the new health care law.
Most of you know by now that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the health care reform bill and has sent it to Barack Obama to be signed into law. The government takeover of the health care system will soon be complete and the earliest it will have any chance of being repealed is after the 2012 elections, because Obama will veto any bill that seeks to repeal Obamacare.
It is a sad day for the American people and it is a sad day for America.
But at least there were a few brave members of Congress that fought to the bitter end. One of them was U.S. Rep. John Boehner. Boehner made an impassioned plea on the floor of the House in an effort to sway votes, but it was not enough. However, this speech by Boehner on the floor of the House on the eve of the vote will go down in history as one of the most memorable moments of this entire health care debate. You have got to check this out....
How in the world can a rational group of human beings put together a piece of legislation this bad? The more that we learn about the health care reform bill, the more horrific it gets. This bill gives the U.S. government not only unprecedented control over our health care, but also unprecedented control over the most intimate details of our lives as well. While some are trumpeting this bill as the "government takeover of health care", the reality is that is only a small part of the story. The truth is that the health care reform bill represents a move by the U.S. government to literally take over our entire lives.
Do you think that we are being too dramatic? Just watch the video posted below. Someone out there has taken the time to break down section after section of this nightmare bill and explain what it is going to mean for America and for each of us individually. We challenge anyone to watch this video and then try to explain to us how our lives are going to be better after this bill passes....
Remember the days when Americans could freely contract with private health insurers for whatever level of health coverage that they wanted for themselves and their families? Those days are over. In the health care bill being rammed through the U.S. Senate, Americans are given 4 health care plan templates from which they must choose and 2 places from which they can get that coverage (either their workplace or from a state-based "insurance exchange"). You see, this is the new socialist America - where health care choices are limited and where conformity is required.
4 Health Care Plan Templates
Many Americans who are supporting the health care reform bill are excited because they think that finally all Americans will get the health care coverage that they want.
But unless what all Americans "want" is contained in the four standardized U.S. government health plan templates that is most definitely not going to be the case.
You see, private health insurers will still be involved in offering health insurance under the new plan, but their health plans will be required to meet the standards set forth by the U.S. government templates. The New York Post puts it this way.....
Barack Obama has made a guarantee. During an interview with ABC's Charles Gibson, Obama guaranteed that the U.S. federal government will go bankrupt if the health care reform bill he is pushing does not get passed. Of course he failed to mention that the health care reform bill will actually cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years. Where in the world is all of that money going to come from?
The health care bill Barack Obama is trying to ram through Congress does virtually nothing to reduce the countless millions that doctors, lawyers, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies are greedily raking in. Instead, it seeks to find savings by pushing "efficiency" and by cutting out "unnecessary procedures". In other words, federal officials will decide what medical procedures are "cost effective" and which ones are not.
Not only are school children singing songs of praise to Barack Obama across the United States (see our last post for examples), but now singing school children have been exploited on national television to promote specific points on Barack Obama's socialist agenda. In a graphic exhibition of CNN's pro-Obama bias, they recently had a group of singing and dancing children on their network who performed a lively song which exalted the benefits of Obamacare and which dumped on Republican Joe Wilson.
The children are cute and the performance of the song is actually quite delightful, but those are not the issues.
The issue here is that these school children are being used as pawns to promote Barack Obama's socialist health care agenda on national television.
Perhaps CNN was afraid that their pro-Obama bias was falling behind other networks and that they needed to take things to ridiculous new extremes.
To illustrate how ridiculous this is, just try to imagine CNN having a conservative group of school children on who are singing a song about how incredibly bad Obamacare is.
Would that ever happen?
Not in a million years.
We will gladly retract those words if CNN ever proves us wrong.
But they never will.
CNN has lost all remaining shreds of objectivity by putting stuff like this on the air.
Watch this video for yourself and let us know what you think.....
Before Congress runs off and adopts Barack Obama's bizarre health care reform plan, perhaps they should ask doctors what they think. A stunning new poll has revealed that approximately 2 out of every 3 American doctors oppose Barack Obama's health care reform plan, and 45 percent of them would consider shutting down their practices or retiring if Obama's plan is ultimately adopted.
Just exactly HOW is Obamacare supposed to work without any doctors?
A new IBD/TIPP poll of American doctors is putting an entirely new spin on the health care debate. Most people realize that there are way too few doctors to begin with, and if hundreds of thousands of them suddenly left the profession, what would that do to the state of health care in the United States?
This data flies in the face of bizarre claims by the White House that the majority of the medical profession is behind Obama's plan.
The reality is that the medical profession is disgusted by the prospect of Obamacare.
The scientific IBD/TIPP poll sampled 1,376 practicing physicians chosen at random throughout the United States. If the poll numbers are accurate, then the implications are staggering.
Currently, there are about 800,000 doctors practicing medicine in the United States. If 45 percent of them DID retire or quit when Obamacare is implemented, that would (Read More....)