Why Obamacare Is Bad for America: One Expert's Opinion (VIDEO)

Health Care LogoMention the new health care law here on The Stir and we can count on seeing a wide range of heated opinions on the subject in the comments.

This post, I'm certain, will be no exception.

When I went to the White House last week for a round table discussion on health care reform with senior health policy members from President Obama's administration, I couldn't leave the city without hearing from the other side as well.

That's why I scheduled a chat with Tom Miller, a scholar specializing in health care reform at conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute and co-author of the book Why Obamacare Is Bad for America.

See what he had to say on the subject after the jump.

Now that the Supreme Court has taken up the constitutionality of the new law, this topic is more timely than ever. The Court must decide in particular whether the Constitution gives Congress the power to require every American to buy health insurance. I've talked to multiple experts who insist that if the Court strikes down that part of the law, the entire structure of it falls apart. Justices are expected to hand down a decision in June.

Whether or not you agree with the health care law, I do think it's important to be knowledgeable about the arguments from both sides. With that in mind, in addition to the interview with Miller, here are some other good reads from the anti-health care law side:

Rep. Allen B. West recently wrote this opinion piece detailing why he believes 'Obamacare' is bad for America's health.

Rep. Larry Bucshon wrote this blog post about the adverse effects the new law could have on senior citizens.

Michael Tanner from the libertarian-leaning think tank Cato Institute wrote a detailed report on how the new law "is likely to make Americans less healthy, less prosperous, less able to direct their own health care decisions, and places huge burdens on our economy and already massive national debt." You can download it here.

Essentially, if you're opposed to the law, it's a good idea to have some good, fact-based reasons as to why you're against it. These resources should help.

So ... what do you think about Tom Miller's reasoning? Agree or disagree?

 

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Torra... TorranceMom

Love, love, love me some Allen West!!!

JAFE JAFE

How can people honestly think this is a good thing? *SCREAM*

forev... foreverabuff

I'm very against Obamacare for every reason this man mentioned. But the left has a good point: I didn't hear any alternative suggestions. Most people will agree the current system isn't working, or at least not optimally. It really does break my heart to hear about the millions of families who cannot afford health care or are turned away for pre-existing conditions. So while changes certainly need to be made, the consequences of this new plan would far outweigh the few who would benefit, not to mention the major shortage of doctors we'd have...

DebaLa DebaLa

"Obamacare"? So much for appearances of neutral and unbiased...

Linds... LindsayFerrier

DebaLa, actually the Obama administration has begun using that term, too.

texas... texasmamma777

REASON NUMBER ONE: Obamacare is unConstitutional



There are many other reasons after that one that obamacare is a disaster for America.

texas... texasmamma777

"You have to PASS the bill to find out what's in it", Democrat Speaker of the House Pelosi


Naaah.  Americans don't agree with that kind of dictatorship, Nan.


NOBAMA2012.  Landslide.

Nana Harris

He is correct in every thing he said but it goes much farther and will be much worse than he could have said in a short time. I pray the Supreme Court overturns it as unconstitional because it will let them have the right to control so many other parts of our lives. And we need a government like our founding fathers wanted. OF the PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE. Not for a President who is not worthy or experienced for the job to ruin our country and make us a 3rd world country.

nonmember avatar Brett Alofi

Read the bill yourself, don't take this ladies conservatives lies to heart....obamacare is good for everyone except the super rich, and I don't feel sorry for them at all.

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