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,

Doug Campbell is a Rockford resident.

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

3 thoughts on “Guest Column: Some real reasons to dislike Obamacare

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 9:46 am

    OMG!! You HAVEN’T written anything about the benefits that are working. According to hospitals, ACA has cut costs tremendously. People with ACA are going to doctors and not emergency rooms, healthcare costs are dropping, more people are being treated for ailments right away instead of avoiding doctors because of no healthcare and they are not dying!! So those who CAN afford healthcare are paying their FAIR SHARE for healthcare, big deal, should have been paying their fair share all along. The President, Congress, et al have ALWAYS had the best healthcare that our tax dollars can buy them—you are JUST NOW realizing that? Patients have ALWAYS had to follow insurance procedures when being admitted to a hospital, THAT HASN’T CHANGED! And do people who are 76 REALLY want to go through cancer treatments? Have you ever BEEN through ANY cancer treatments? It is NOT great AND someone who is 76 probably would die from the treatments because it so weakens you. Let’s be realistic. Who in their right mind would put a 76 year through that for no guarantees of living through it? Also, EVERYONE should go through end of life counseling. When I made up my will, I had to be very specific on what I wanted done if I was incapable of making healthcare decisions. My children will NOT have to make those decisions for me like I had to with my parents’ end of life decisions. I would NEVER let my children be burdened with “what should I do”. I lived quite a few years with guilt for the decisions I made for them. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone…..thus the importance of end of life counseling. No, the gov’t cannot have access to your bank accounts without proper LEGAL channels being used. SO, all your scare innuedos regarding ACA are INVALIDATED. PLEASE do not flaunt your ignorance like you are proud of it!!!

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Gee don’t forget to add that all Americans will be required to have an RFID chip implanted.

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