By: Mark Hyman
Okay. Let me get this straight.
The people who drafted the legislation – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — ObamaCare – don’t want it. Staff are bailing out of Congress.
Senator Max Baucus – chief architect of ObamaCare – recently said this:
“I just tell you. I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” [Remarks of Max Baucus, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, April 17, 2013]
Three of the largest unions in America [International Brotherhood of Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE] who lobbied Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass the bill in 2010 sent a letter to these same Democratic leaders asking to exempt them from the law.
The Internal Revenue Service which is responsible for implementing the law has told Congress they don’t want to be included in it.
Poll after poll has a majority of Americans opposing it.
Doctors are opting out of insurance in order to avoid ObamaCare.
[Even Dr. Howard Dean, a longtime supporter of single-payer healthcare, opposes ObamaCare's unaccountable Independent Payment Advisory Board.]
Employers are cutting workers’ hours.
The law doesn’t protect patients. Nor is it affordable. No surprise.
You have doctors, hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, employers and individuals.
Then you add:
A massive government bureaucracy
Thousands of bureaucrats
More than 15 new bureaucracies, agencies, boards, commissions & programs
Trillions in new costs
Nearly 20 new tax increases
Increased rules & regulations
And guaranteed coverage
Healthcare gets worse. And more expensive.
Never has government made anything better. And cheaper.
In the history of planet.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.