Obamacare: More Mess than Progress

The intention of Obamacare was to make healthcare more affordable and to expand health care to uninsured individuals. However, its intent is far being achievable.

In fact, to be candid, Obamacare is disaster.

With its inoperable website and less than stellar enrollment numbers, Obamacare has been nothing but a failure since its inception. But the issues don’t stop there. In addition to the embarrassing rollout, there is a fundamental tradeoff behind this law that voters across the country are finally realizing: in order for the small number of uninsured Americans to become insured, millions of those already insured have lost their private insurance or will have to pay more for their current insurance.

We all remember President Obama promising, “If you like your heath care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” His promises extended beyond simply keeping current coverage or doctors – he also promised cheaper premiums as well. As it turns out, these “promises” were false.

And the Obamacare that stands now is not the original plan proposed to Americans. In fact, the law has been changed more than 40 times as of April 8, 2014 - 22 of which were made unilaterally by the Obama administration.

It’s not just everyday Americans being affected by the legislation. Businesses are being hit even harder by this law. Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy, says that Obamacare makes it impossible to know the future costs of personnel.

"If I was trying to get you to fund a new business I had started and you asked me what my payroll was going to be three years from now per employee, if I went to the deepest specialist in the industry, he can't tell me what it's actually going to cost, let alone what I'm going to be responsible for," Anderson said.

This greatly affects how businesses will operate, especially when it comes to hiring new employees, and even keeping current ones. Obamacare advocates point to the fact that now businesses must offer employees insurance or pay a fine. That sounds great – except the fine will cost businesses significantly less than if they were to insure the employees.

Couple these problems with the violation of religious rights and the insurmountable costs that Obamacare will incur and it’s clear: the only way to end this mess is for a full repeal of Obamacare.

By restoring Medicare and Medicaid and stopping the rationing of healthcare, we can improve our nation’s health system and address the concerns of the majority of Americans.