A physician-congressman – with three decades of experience working inside the nation’s health-care system – is warning that the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare should serve as a wake-up that inspires Americans to rise up and take control of their own destiny. (Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas).
“Limited government, only to have it overshadowed by Chief Justice John Roberts, who envisioned the entire issue simply of one over the ability to tax,” The bad news for liberty is the taxing power of Congress has now been accelerated by this Court.”
The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate is a tax and, thus, legal under the U.S. Constitution. He did us a favor by clearly delineating if you don’t like this you have a remedy at the ballot box not the courthouse. You need to pay attention to what you voted for.” Roberts, drafting the majority opinion, wrote, “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.” Based on Robert’s admonition, House Republicans have announced that they are planning to hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on July 11.
“If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance – this law will only make it more secure and more affordable.”
Burgess takes issue with Obama’s statements. He said, contrary to the president’s claims, costs have not gone down, but have actually increased by approximately $2,000 for a family premium under Obamacare. Burgess warned that Obamacare, by its very nature, will increase costs. He said the real solution for controlling costs is common-sense, market-based solutions. Burgess is a proponent of catastrophic coverage and health-care savings accounts.
Health-savings accounts would allow a person to contribute to a personal fund to pay for these expenses, he explained. Burgess added that he would also like to see “health-borrowing accounts” made available to people. “These would be outside the normal credit score criteria and would allow a person to borrow for medical expenses and pay it off over time,”
Burgess noted that there is no question these reforms would lower costs and pointed to current real-world examples to prove his point. “Take a look at orthodontic services as well as cosmetic and LASIK surgery,” he said. “In each of these areas the cost is coming down and the marketplace responds to competition.
Obamacare drives costs up by forcing doctors out of private practices and into hospitals. “Cardiologists and other doctors are closing their private practices and moving to hospitals because, under Obamacare, the hospital reimbursement rate under Medicaid and Medicare is so much higher for them then if they remain in private practice. The hospital is then seeing an increase in their bottom line.
Running a private practice with several physicians, Burgess said he had to hire two full-time employees just to file insurance paperwork. “There are multiple codes for a sprained ankle, ultimately the health-care solutions need to be physician led, rather than allowing politicians to interfere with care. Obama has touted a variety of purportedly “free” services Americans are now able to receive from insurance companies and doctors.
“They are required to provide free preventive care like check-ups and mammograms, he is outraged over attempts to portray these services as free.
“When the president talks about free screenings and free tests, that is not right. There is nothing free in medicine. The cost will be borne by somebody somewhere in the system.” Burgess even went so far as to point the finger at Obama for “lying”.
Because nothing is free.
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