As the date nears for the implementation of “Obamacare” via the State exchanges, I thought it important for us to discuss what lies ahead from the Citizen point of view. So I am kicking off the discussion:
I am not an economist, physician, or anything that the world would consider an expert relative to this discussion. And that is exactly wrong. I am a Citizen of my State and of the United States of America. Therefore, I am a patient/potential patient in the healthcare system. I am the target of this, after all. And so are you.
Following is a flow chart from the IntellectualTakeout blog.
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What is your reaction to the chart? Do you suspect it is incorrect because it is published by the “Joint Economic Committee – Republican” group? Then please tell me where it is incorrect.
Are you somewhat overwhelmed (like me)? Can’t even read the chart? Fair enough. Here is the original. (Scroll down and review all the information. Comment if something stands out for you.)
And what does it mean for you? For your family, friends, neighbors, etc.? The first thought that comes to mind for me is stress. As we struggle with this new system, it may be very stressful for the majority of us.
And what affect does stress have on your health? Here are just 2 links for starters:
And stress is just one consequence as “Obamacare” is implemented.
One more thought and then it’s your turn … it is my opinion that no one looking at this chart can ever figure out where they fit. That’s because you don’t fit in the chart. You are a mere cog in a government program designed to give the national government more power over you as an individual. And if you think for even one second that those who voted for this legislation and signed it into law care whether you live or die, think again. (Unless, of course. you are related to or have personal connection to the President or one of the Democrats who voted in favor of the “Obamacare” legislation.)
So what do you think? It is not necessary to comment on the perception I hold. What is important is your take.
> A Thank-you to the Friends here at ‘Nox and Friends for their input.