Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America
Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America
How the New Health Care Law Drives Up Costs, Puts Government in Charge of Your Decisions, and Threatens Your Const
Broadside Books, Paperback, 9780062076014, 259pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Most people initially had high hopes for health reform. There clearly are problems that must be fixed. The president had promised that if reform passed, everyone would be able to get health insurance, costs would go down, and we would be able to keep both our doctors and our coverage. And we were told that reform would even cut the deficit and make Medicare stronger.
But the law that actually passed became a Rube Goldberg contraption that cant possibly work and that fails to meet its promisesand it will make many problems worse. Officials say it will leave at least 23 million people uninsured, it is already making health insurance more expensive, and it threatens major changes to the coverage that tens of millions of Americans have today. Seniors are frightened that its cuts to future Medicare spending will jeopardize their care, and taxpayers see a flood of red ink far into the future.
ObamaCare is leaving a comet tail of broken promises as it steamrolls its way through our economy and into our lives. What happened? How could there possibly be such a big gap between promise and reality?
In Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America, the authorswho work for four different conservative think tanks and have led the fight to educate the American people about the impact of ObamaCareexplain exactly what the law stipulates and how the law will affect each of us: as patients, as employees, as taxpayers, and as citizens. They also lay out a plan for reforming the law so we can get health care right. Finally, the authors share concrete steps each of us can take to put the breaks on ObamaCare.
James C. Capretta is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) and Project Director of ObamaCareWatch.org, was an associate director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2001 to 2004, where he was the top budget official for health care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs.
Thomas P. Miller, Esq., is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on health care policy, with particular emphasis on such issues as information transparency, health insurance regulation, and consumer-driven health care.
“Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America is carefully researched, well written, and a mustreadfor anyone concerned about the future of health care in our nation. It proves withouta doubt that this law will bankrupt our nation and hurt economic growth.”
-Rep. John A. Boehner, Member of Congress
This timely and lucid book is the thinking person’s answer to two questions: Why is this fight crucial to Americans’ health and America’s civic health? And how can it be won?
-Syndicated Columnist George F. Will
A vital contribution to the ongoing national debate over ObamaCare. What sets this work apart is that it not only exposes the flaws of the new law, but also points the way toward true free enterprise-oriented reforms.
-Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
ObamaCare can be -- indeed must be -- ‘repealed and replaced.’ This invaluable book provides the arguments to win the public debate and replace ObamaCare with a genuine reform that truly delivers world-class health care at a cost we can afford.
-Ed Whelan, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center:
This succinct and lucid summary of the horrors of ObamaCare and what we the people can do about them will be an essential handbook in saving us from medical socialism and bringing true free markets to health care -- which, in turn, will generate more health care at less cost!
-Steve Forbes, Forbes Magazine
At a time when core American principles are threatened on every level, this book will arm you with the knowledge, facts, and insight on what YOU can do to help repeal this bill.
-Edwin Feulner, president, The Heritage Foundation