Guest Column: Some real reasons to dislike Obamacare

By Doug Campbell

Obamacare will cost you a lot of money. Either very high monthly premiums or the progressive tax if you don’t sign up. Most of the low-premium subsidized plans are high deductible, so you won’t use them, and if you do, you will pay the first $6,000. “Guess Who’s Exempt From Obamacare: 1. Barack Obama and his family; 2. Congress and their families; 3. Justice Department and their families; 4. Supreme Court and their families; 5. federal judges and their families; and 6. 1,200 corporations and unions. Obamacare Regulations: 2,800,000 words. Some of the rules and changes included are: 1. You must be admitted to the hospital by your primary physician in order for Medicare to pay for it. If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor, it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered. 2. At age 76 when you need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment (page 272). 3. The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally (page 50/section 152). 4. Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees (pages 241 and 253). 5. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an ‘end-of-life planning’ seminar every five years (death counseling). (page 425, lines 4-12). 6. The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order (page 429, lines 13-25). 7. The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts (pages 58 and 59)” — from The Bob Livingston Letter, December 2013, www.boblivingstonletter.com.

Doug Campbell is a Rockford resident.

From the Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014, issue

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