Obamacare: Failing Before It’s Begun

My latest column is up at Right Wing News!

Here is an excerpt:

It’s difficult to understand why anyone in America still thinks that allowing full implementation of Obamacare is a good idea.  We’ve seen how the monstrosity of a bill – at over 2,000 pages – has spawned over 20,000 pages of new regulations on the health care industry.  The very idea that any could survive for long under that kind of constant change is ridiculous.  In just over a month, the controversial contraceptive mandate will kick in, forcing insurers to cover contraceptives for women – just one of many parts of Obamacare that no Congressman or Senator ever voted on, but instead was left to the discretion of the unelected Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

And this, as is proven by the massive stack of regulations added after Obamacare’s passage, is possibly the biggest reason why Obamacare is bad for the American health care industry.  Obamacare gives HHS an open hand to regulate insurers and health care providers in pretty much any way they see fit – adding regulations to Obamacare that, if contained in the original bill, would have prevented it from ever passing in the first place.Obamacare regulations 3-12-2013

But even if you ignore the fact that Obamacare was little more than a government power grab pushed through with smoke and mirrors in a massive campaign designed entirely around fooling the American public into believing the bill would do things that it doesn’t do, Obamacare is still a massive failure.

Continue reading here.

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