Repealing Obamacare Is the Most Important Thing Our Next President Will Accomplish

obamacare spoofI will support the Republican nominee for president in November, no matter what. All four of the candidates running have avowed to do their best to repeal Obamacare, and that might be one of the most important things that our next president will accomplish. Let’s face it – people are people, they love their entitlements, and once established, entitlements don’t end until Greece is on fire.

Rick Santorum wants to replace Obamacare with ‘patient-centered health care.’ Newt Gingrich says he’ll repeal it on Day 1. Ron Paul wants to end almost every government taxpayer sponsored project, so you know he’s on board with eliminating Obamacare. Heck, even Mitt Romney of Romneycare wants to end federally mandated health insurance.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is such a misnomer that it’s laughable. It isn’t affordable, and it doesn’t it protect patients. Here’s a question: If it were such an amazing and awesome piece of legislation, why are all of the president’s friends getting waivers? Come on, isn’t it supposed to cure cancer with unicorn tears or something?

Let’s get real: Health care is neither a right nor a privilege. It is a service from a highly trained, highly skilled professional, who (shockingly!) enjoys getting paid for their work. It’s almost like they expect to be compensated for the education that put them $270,00 in debt, or for the 80-hour workweeks that they put in. Silly doctors. 

Why can’t our health care system be more like the United Kingdom? They have free health care for everyone. Oh, except for fat people. The overweight population is out of luck when it comes to fertility treatments or knee replacement surgery. Really, what’s the point, when your statistics look bad?

Certainly Canada is an example to be followed … they have a great universal health care system, right? Sure, as long as you don’t mind waiting almost 21 hours in the emergency room to see a doctor. Don’t worry though; Canada’s health care system is so awesome that their officials travel to Florida to have heart surgery. Florida is totally part of Canada, right?

Obamacare will drive up the cost of health care. When people are forced to do more work for less money, they tend to say, “No thanks!” That’s why medical school enrollment is down. Because really, why work as hard as you need to do in order to become a doctor if the government is going to dictate how much little you can charge for your services? It just doesn’t make any sense.

It's why we need a president in office that will do everything he can to repeal it.


This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers.To see the original question and what the other bloggers have to say, read Does a Candidate's Position on Health Care Affect Your Vote?


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Kritika Kritika

"people are people, they love their entitlements, and once established, entitlements don’t end until Greece is on fire"

What the hell is that supposed to mean?! Besides being grammatically incorrect, Greeks are NOT entitled and we work longer and harder than 12 other countries:

The problem there is CORRUPTION. No one wants a hand out they want jobs. So why don't you get your facts straight about another country before throwing around words like "entitlement". While your add it look up "malakismeni"...  

nonmember avatar Mary Anne

I am a (very) proud Canadian who has experienced the several hour wait in emerg. However, I've also experienced free healthcare my whole life, not having to worry about an excruciating bill from the hospital after getting into an accident, or being denied by the insurance company because of a "pre-existing health condition", or leaving my family with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt after I die because I couldn't afford to live.

Teri_25 Teri_25

Kritika- A+ comment there!! I read this and by the end I was shaking my head. Sure, Canada and the Uk health systems are not perfect. But they're a hell of a lot better than here in the US right now. And as far as the comment that the overweight population in the UK doesn't get fertility treatments? Do your research a bit. You'd then know that it's not just the UK, that almost every fertility clinic in the good ole' USA denies IVF to anyone with a BMI over 30. And certain hospitals deny people with BMIs over a certain range from giving birth here in the US. Next time, do a bit of research before spouting off that the UK is wrongly denying medical treatments to the overweight. The US does it too, and it still doesn't make it right.

lernie34 lernie34

Dear author, I'm wondering if you actually read the articles you seem to be citing as proof of your beliefs?  Medical school enrollment is not down.  There are still three to four applicants for every seat in medical school.  The article you provide a link to does not at all say that there are fewer medical school students, just that the medical schools are not going to be able to grow as much in 2015 as they had hoped.  This is due largely to the fact that there are not enough RESIDENCY spaces in hospitals for all of the new doctors  to attend.  I could go on and on with inaccuracies in your article, but I have a feeling that there will be plenty of people who will want to get in on time you write, please check your assertions to be sure you aren't just vomiting the rhetoric of others and are truly providing factual information that will assist the moms who read this when they go to vote this November.

LoriL... LoriLaura

I lived a number of years in CA, and spent my first pregnancy under healthcare there, but amfrom the UK, and chose to return there - a major reason being the US healthcare system.  What if you lose your job and take time to find a new one?  What if you want to start your own business or work for a small company without a corporate healthcare plan?  What if your child has a serious illness maxing out your lifetime benefits?  There are so many scenarios that can leave you without cover it was too much of a risk for me.  Many Americans seem scared of universal healthcare based on rumours.  Like this terribly un-researched article perpetuates.  The UK system does NOT deny healthcare to fat people, if you read your own link you'd see it was accusing one or two local areas of introducing discriminatory policies against gov policy, which will now have to change.  Secondly, this is only talking about the FREE treatment that everyone is entitled to in the UK.  You always have the option to purchase additional, reasonably priced private insurance, or pay out of pocket to have things done privately - best of both worlds.  But most importantly, everyone has access to free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare for all conditions.  Having experienced healthcare in the US (with a great insurance policy) and UK, I think the UK system is wonderful.  Yes, it has its flaws, but the fundamental fact is that noone is left without care.

Kwiat2 Kwiat2

My dad is a doctor and he actually prefers working with Medicare/Medicaid. You know why? Because they actually allow for all the tests he requests to make sure he's taking care if his patients thoroughly. The insurance companies often won't, because we all know they could give a shit less about health and are only about the bottom dollar.

You're reinforcing the myth that universal care is FREE care and you just come off looking like another Republican dummy. Get off your butt in front of your TV watching Fox news before you act like you know anything about the medical industry.

Fallaya Fallaya

The next president WILL be why would he repeal "Obamacare"??

Philip Baum

The problem the right has with "Obamacare is that Obama is the architect of it republicans have been talking about the need to reform healthcare to make it more accesible to everyone for decades but like republicans tend to do they did nothing to make it happen Obama was elected in large part because he promised to get this done and he did its time we joined the rest of the civilized world in the 21st century.BTW i am neither a republican nor a democrat i have my own mind and point of view.

LoriL... LoriLaura

I also wanted to add that I assumed my taxes in the US would be lower due to not including healthcare, but that was not the case.  My tax burden was about the same as in the UK, but I had to pay health insurance premiums ON TOP of that.  The US system is crippled by the huge cost of the fear of lawsuits leading to many uncessessary tests/procedures done simply to cover the doctors ass rather than because there is a real medical need.  Example: In the US many women struggle to find a doctor/hospital supportive of VBAC, but here in the UK VBACs and homebirths for low risk women are actively encouraged by the system if the mother chooses.  This gives women more options, and for no additional cost.

lernie34 lernie34

You state, "people are people, they love their entitlements, and once established, entitlements don't end until Greece is on fire". This is an interesting statement. At one time, I was also a single mother, who relied on food stamps, lived in government housing, and also relied on a food bank. I was recently divorced, in great debt because of my ex-husband, and worked as much as I could at minimum wage. Ten years later, I bought a Yukon Denali, a home, etc, all because of my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I know of many women who are working toward the same goals.

 To assert that everyone who receives government assistance has a goal of receiving it and living off of it is such a tremendous insult to everyone who utilizes it for a brief time period in order to make sure they had a roof over their heads and food in their childrens' stomachs.  It is plain to see that you did no research for this rant which poses as an article. If you had, you would know that it is currently virtually impossible to stay on "welfare" for a lifetime.  You would know that people are required to work or attend college, even if it is only part time.  There are so many things you would know, had you only done the research, instead of regurgitating the opinions of the reporters on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

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