The Affordable Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, Is A Fiasco   Leave a comment

The Affordable Care Act or ACA (Obamacare) is a fiasco. It is another example of expanded corporate welfare as more people will have their premiums subsidized by our tax dollars at the benefit of the for-profit healthcare insurance industry. It will not reduce our per capita cost of healthcare and it will not provide healthcare financing for all our citizens. It is a convoluted and complicated law that needs to be changed.

Yet conservatives can not come up with a solution for the rapid rise in healthcare costs which has been occurring for the last three decades. Their solution is the private sector which has proven not to be able to control healthcare costs. Their only solution is to withhold medical care for those who can not pay for it.

H.R.676 which is a government financed national single payer healthcare insurance plan would REDUCE our per capita cost of healthcare AND provide healthcare financing for 100% of our citizens from the womb to the tomb. The middle class would actually save money as the additional tax to fund H.R. 676 would be less than what the vast majority of us pay in healthcare premiums now. Most of us would actually take home a larger pay check and we would have comprehensive healthcare coverage including dental and optical care.

Businesses would not shoulder the burden of providing their employees and their families healthcare benefits and the additional tax that they would pay would be less than the cost of the benefits that they provide now. This would make businesses and corporations more competitive on the international level.

Research H.R. 676 for yourself. You can find a great deal of information on it on the web. Some good sites are PNHP, Healthcare-NOW, mforall. You can find a pdf copy of H.R.676 on some of these sites. It has been around since 2003 but the special interest groups have kept it from coming out of committee.


Posted November 6, 2013 by terryflowersblog in Health Care

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