I 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.
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