Letter: Anything But Affordable

Letter: Anything But Affordable

To the Editor:

The Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable and will cause great harm to Americans if not repealed. Here are five things everyone should be concerned about in Obamacare:

  • The government, not doctors and patients, will make healthcare decisions. Value-based payments, quality reporting requirements and government comparative-effectiveness boards will be in charge of how doctors practice medicine.

  • There are 20-plus new taxes that will hit medical innovators, health insurance and even the sale of your home.

  • The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will have the power to ration Medicare.

  • The employer mandate will require most companies to provide and pay for expensive government-determined health insurance for their employees or face federal fines, resulting in many employees paying much higher portions of their premiums or losing their insurance altogether.

  • $1.7-plus trillion in new spending will cause huge deficits that will expand the dangerously increasing national debt.

The Nov. 6 election is our last chance to overturn Obamacare. Please vote for those who will make sure this pernicious law is repealed and replaced with free market solutions to healthcare: Mitt Romney, George Allen and Chris Perkins.

Susan Lider