In today’s mail I got this very official looking envelope from the Department of Health & Human Services, complete with a note above my name and address stating, “Important Information from Medicare. (But also the Spanish version; I couldn’t find the French, Greek or even the Muslim version) Informacion Importante de Medicare.” How nice of them to waste my tax dollars to add that importante note in Spanish when the English version is almost perfectly identical. Even a liberal could understand the English version.
But I guess this is the Obama and company idea of letting us know that they are pushing for more Spanish illegal aliens who haven’t a clue or scintilla of the English language (except when they want to protest or sue some Americano.) What’s next? Farsi?
However, getting back to the mail I received from the illustrious Madam Secretary Kathleen Sebelius telling me what a lucky guy I am that the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) passed by Congress (with the help of some turncoat Blue Dog Democrats who were “bought” off) and signed by President Obama that will “provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care.”
That’s interesting in that so many others are saying just the opposite – that the new health law will cost more money and a great deterioration in health care quality, even the Congressional Budget Office. But hey, what’s a little fib between friends, right? We forgive you Kate; we know who you work for, and his truth-telling is also very suspicious and rare.
Well, this brochure that came in the official envelope was a four-page, glossy paper in full color and was just full of so many gushy and wonderful things that it almost made me forget that when this bunch also get the Congress to vote to give somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 million non-insured, by choice and not by choice, along with free coverage for untold millions of illegal aliens who are in this county illegally and have broken our laws to get here, there won’t be enough doctors or other medical personnel to treat all of us.
Every country in the world that has this gem of socialism for their medical care has waiting lines and lengthy times for extensive treatments to the point that those country’s citizens have been coming to America to get medical care. So how is all that going to help us?
Probably the most deceitful or deceptive statement in the brochure says: “The guaranteed Medicare benefits you currently receive will remain the same.” If you believe that than you will probably also believe it when they say: “The law increases the number of primary care doctors, nurses, and physician assistants…”
We keep hearing and reading that we already have a shortage of these medical types and also that many doctors are just going to opt out of the profession due to the many negative factors they face in this law. (See NCPA article below.) Do you want to be treated by a medic that was rushed through medical school and training? That will be a big help, won’t it?
Ironically, on this same day when the above “jubilation” document was received, the National Center for Policy Analysis posted online (June 02, 2010) another document titled, “SENIORS WILL LOSE BIG UNDER OBAMACARE” authored by Kathryn Nix, dated May 24, 2010, and by Obamacare, they of course mean the aforementioned Affordable Care Act.
The NCPA article quotes a Heritage Foundation health policy expert named Robert Moffit who says: “Passage of ObamaCare will have negative consequences for practically all Americans. However, it is the nation’s senior citizens who will get the short end of the stick…”
NCPA also quotes Heritage Foundation‘s Kathryn Nix who states that “For the next generation of senior citizens, finding a doctor will be more difficult and waiting times for appointments are likely to be longer.” She continues, “The American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortage of 124,000 doctors by 2025. ObamaCare does nothing to reverse this worrisome trend, instead making it worse.”
NCPA also says that doctors who have a large part of their business with Medicare patients could find it difficult to remain profitable, ending their participation in the program; somewhat due to higher taxes that will be placed on drugs (effective in 2011) and medical devices (effective in 2013) especially affecting seniors due to their heavy dependency on those products.
So dear readers, believe who you will, but remember, you once believed in the man currently in the White House that promised “CHANGE”; well he certainly has brought change, but not the sort that he envisioned for us as he campaigned for the presidency.
So far, the changes have been favorable to foreigners, particularly the law-breaking illegal aliens and also to the radical Islams of the world and in this country and the non-working, government bottom feeders that our government has become ‘nanny’ to in their daily living. These changes have come at the expense and detriment to the lawful and taxpaying citizens of the United States of America.
An old saying tells us: “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.”
Jerry McConnell is a longtime resident of planet earth with one half century on the seacoast of NH. He is a community activist but promises not to run for President and he feeds ACORN’s to the squirrels. He can be emailed at
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