Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of New York State, is the only person I actually know who read the 1,000 pages of the ObamaCare law. I interviewed her recently on my Saturday Eagle Forum Live program, and she was most interesting. Despite the fact that half of all Americans do not want ObamaCare, it is the law. Most of the worst provisions take effect in 2014, yet Americans still have only a faint idea of the radical changes ObamaCare will bring. Betsy McCaughey has distilled this complicated law into a short easy to read book called Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law.
Dr. McCaughey does a great job explaining the impact the law will have on individuals and on healthcare nationally. Patients and Doctors will have to navigate a minefield of new regulations, taxes, and government oversight. Many fewer Americans will be able to get health insurance through their jobs. Instead, millions will move to Medicaid or buy a taxpayer-subsidized plan sold thorough state health-insurance exchanges.
Young people will be compelled to buy health insurance they don’t need, and many companies will have to pay fines. Ultimately it will be seniors who bear the brunt of the new law because ObamaCare cuts Medicare funding by more than half a trillion dollars over the next decade. Doctors, hospitals and nursing homes are already paid less than the actual cost of caring for Medicare patients. Even people who don’t rely on government programs, will not escape federal intrusion. The law empowers the government to dictate how doctors treat privately insured patients who pay their own premiums It’s all part of Obama’s plan to redistribute health care resources from seniors and workers who pay for their own health insurance to the uninsured. The name of the book is Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for the New Healthcare Law by Betsy McCaughey.
Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.
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