Of course the Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank so they are going to oppose Obamacare. But that doesn't mean their interpretation is skewed.
This goes into as much or as little detail (through additional links) as anyone could wish.
Obamacare will affect everyone. Not only does it centralize power in the federal government and create a one-size-fits all healthcare system, it also breaks President Obama’s tax promises by massively increasing taxes on middle-class Americans.
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Obamacare cuts so deeply into Medicare Advantage that half of seniors now covered will lose their coverage. Additionally, it makes health care access more costly and difficult by cutting Medicare and taxing drug companies and medical device makers.
I have clients with Medicare Advantage and they all liked it.
Obamacare adds 18 million people to Medicaid, which on average reimburses doctors only 56 percent of the market rate for medical procedures. With more regulation and less reimbursement under Obamacare, 66 percent of doctors are considering no longer accepting patients covered by government health programs.
A disaster. Can the government force doctors to accept government reimbursement? They can certainly put the squeeze on them. How is that going to improve the quality of medical care?
Obamacare will either enroll more people in Medicaid or in a health plan the government chooses, but millions will still remain uninsured and dependent on overcrowded emergency rooms for routine care.
Yup. Hit the link above and then folllow the related link for all the info. on the uninsured.
Obamacare creates more problems then it solves - but does achieve it's real main goal of sending more power to our central government. Rather than expand medicare and medicaid, and put them both on a sound fiscal footing, we've got a new half-baked mess of a plan.