People with long-term illnesses are getting plans they can’t afford. Early in the ObamaCare fiasco there was a man with cancer who had to switch plans and his new ObamaCare plan took away all of his specialists who were saving his life (they were in other states and he could only have a doctor in his own state). So he decided to give up his fight against cancer and die.
ObamaCare also lets bureaucrats decide which treatments people get rather than letting doctors make the call. We are discovering that there is a system in place for those bureaucrats to deny a treatment to a terminal patient because it’s too expensive and they’re essentially not worth it.
It’s a horribly over-complex system that was passed before we really understood how bad it was, and it includes provisions that allow bureaucrats to change and expand the law at will.
For many people, it’s driving premiums through the roof. Other people are getting great premiums, but their deductibles are so high they essentially can’t use their insurance.
We already had a system for helping low-income people get insurance. We needed reform, but this went way too far in the wrong direction.
It has taken away essentially any choice Americans had in their healthcare plans, forcing people to pay for things they don’t need or want.
Why is it that when it comes to the choice to kill another human being, pro-choice people are all about choice, but when it comes to the choice of whether or not to buy health insurance, they promote government control?