DOCTOR ORWELL WILL SEE YOU NOW

The title above (which I wish I had thought of) is from Paul Hsieh’s latest column for Pajamas Media, wherein he disusses the deceptive language used to describe ObamaCare. He begins with the official name of the law: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

New estimates from the Congressional Budget Office show that ObamaCare will cost $1.76 trillion over 10 years, nearly double the earlier estimated $940 billion. Rather than being “affordable,” ObamaCare will worsen our massive budget deficit.

And as to “protection”:

Nor does ObamaCare provide much “protection” for patients, especially senior citizens. Rather, one of the biggest dangers to seniors’ health care will be the new Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB would consist of 15 unelected members appointed by the president empowered to determine what medical procedures Medicare would cover and how much it would pay providers.

So, we have two examples of doublespeak before we even get past the title of the law. Sadly, it gets much worse once one delves into the text of this unworkable and unconstitutional piece of legislation. To read the rest of Dr. Hsieh’s column click here.

Comments 2

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    I know the truth doesn’t concern you but of course the CBO did not say Obamacare costs would double. This tells you why you’re wrong:

    http://www.factcheck.org/2012/03/health-care-costs-didnt-double/

    Posted 25 May 2012 at 6:12 am
  2. Stan Alekna wrote:

    Medicare was estimated to cost $3 billion at its inception. Last year, it cost $524 billion and had $63 billion in fraud to cover 16% of the population. I believe that the costs of o’care will more than double by 2019 if the bureaucrats do as well with the largest administrative task ever undertaken, as they do in managing everything.

    Posted 31 May 2012 at 9:11 am

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