While the truth about the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (aka “Obamacare”) may not be pretty, and certainly isn’t fun to hear, simply sticking our head in the sand doesn’t make it go away and ignorance does not guarantee bliss.
Many of us are already tired of hearing the endless discussions on the news or talk radio programs. However, most of the rhetoric has been void of substance or has focused on minutia that goes over our heads and just makes our minds gloss over.
To help us understand what this act really is and how it will affect us, I offer the following two resources.
Obamacare and Its Impact on Americans
Memphis, Tennessee attorney and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, Darrell Castle, reviews the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” and the impact it will have on employers and the employed, the insured and the uninsured, and all Americans. This is a step by step break down and overview of what Obamacare is and what it does.
Both audio and video versions of this 30 minute presentation are available at http://www.castlereport.us/obamacare-and-its-impact-on-americans-2/
Obamacare: What it Means to Us
In her October 8 podcast, four term Missouri State Representative, Cynthia Davis, interviews health insurance industry expert, Vincent K Blair, to discuss the way Obamacare is affecting the insurance industry and what to expect next. Cynthia asks the question, “is it the ‘Affordable HealthCare and Patient Protection Act’ or is it really the Unaffordable Lack-of-Care and Patient Victimization Act?”
Listen online or download at http://www.cynthiadavis.net/obamacare/
Make no mistake about it, the Affordable Care Act is a line in the sand that is already forcing many to choose between their moral values and religious convictions or having health coverage or staying in business. This isn’t just about healthcare, it’s about freedom.
By the way, in case you think the answer is as simple as changing which party is in power, so far, the Republican plan appears to be to simply replace the Affordable Care Act with a different set of socialistic mandates, controls and unconstitutional usurpations.
So what do I consider to be the real answer? Get government out of the healthcare business – completely! I’m not talking about less government involvement, I’m talking about none. As for the uninsured or under insured, charities funded through free-will donations are the legitimate solution. However, making our own healthcare decisions, providing for our own coverage and acting in compassion to care for others all requires individual responsibility. Perhaps that’s what America really needs instead of more government programs and mandates.
Please forward and share this information with friends and family who may not fully understand what this act is all about or how it fundamentally changes the American health care system, the American way of life and the American form of government. Yes, I said it changes our form of government – from one that once protected individual rights and freedom of choice to one that violates those rights, removes choice and requires the purchase of a product or payment of a penalty if you fail to participate. That’s a fundamental change to our traditional form of government.