Just when people thought they would get better health care, keep their doctors, and not see taxes go up one dime — reality hits.
Obamacare is forcing health care insurers to expand coverage and reduce rates. That will drive some insurers out of business which, in my opinion, is the plan. Employers will not be able to afford to provide employee health care, consequently, there will be 18 million people added to Medicaid.
The federal government plans to pay the full tab for only two years. Starting in 2017, states will have to raise their own taxes to come up with the billions of dollars needed, with no federal assistance. Medicaid will no longer be a cooperative endeavor between the federal government and the states.
Welcome to Medicaid and get ready to wait because there will be a shortage of doctors.
There is some hope because there are 20 states that are suing to overturn the health law and they may be successful by 2012.
Diana Holcomb, Norway