OBAMACARE: Americans Accept Mediocrity and Failure?

Written by Candace Hardin on August 19, 2014

How many people have been affected by the Affordable Healthcare Act?

How many have lost their policies, or their existing insurance has risen exponentially in cost?

Does anyone know why the American healthcare system is supposed to be one of the best in the world, yet the European healthcare system tends to result in longer life expectancy and lower overall costs.

The Affordable Healthcare Act is not so much a healthcare plan, as it is a mandatory tax.
This has been proven by the Supreme Court verdict last fall.

So, where does this leave the average American?

Up until this year of my career, every job I applied for in a professional position, came with a healthcare package.

When I recently set out to change jobs, not one of the available positions offered healthcare benefits, and my previous job’s plan had gone up 40 % every year since the “Act’s” passage.

Instead of passing a mandatory tax, how hard would it have been to study the successful programs in other countries and mimic them, while tailoring it to the American system of reduced government?

Who really benefited from this Affordable Healthcare Act?

Supposedly, those of low income are set to benefit the most. However, it seems that with all the increased cost of living, even with government assistance, healthcare may still be out of reach for many average Americans. Salaries have in no way kept up with the costs of things like gasoline, utilities, housing and food.

Another question is exactly how can the government compel citizens to buy any kind of a product? Lack of compliance will carry stiff fines and penalties.

Can the local cupcake business compel us to buy their sweets by law? This part seems unconstitutional overall.

The last visit I made to a doctor’s building showed that not too many of the doctors were willing to accept the insurance that is offered on the Affordable Care Website.

I discerned this by the signs posted in the reception area that said and I quote. “We do not accept the Obamacare Georgia Blue Cross / Blue Shield.”

So, even if the insurance is cheap, it is still a waste of money if no healthcare provider wants it.

What about healthcare providers?

Naturally, they want to be paid. After spending eight years to be licensed to practice medicine, they are understandably going to expect a return on their investment of time and money.

Why is it so hard for politicians to admit that this first try at national healthcare is not up to par, and just start over?

Edison failed the first couple of hundred times, yet we all use electric lights.
Why are the American people willing to accept mediocrity?

How many are going to die or suffer before the mistake is admittedly made?

The VA crisis and the Post Office are clear examples of what happens when the government is running a business. Privately run hospitals and UPS show that there is available profit in these industries…

Stop the flow of waste. Demand a feasible program that is set out in the simplest of terms.

November 2014 is the first step. Vote for representatives that are willing to hear and understand our needs, not pass what they think we need.

It is time to clean house.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.