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October 6, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

MERIDIAN — The Effects

of Obamacare

 

    It is already apparent that Senator Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate have closed down the government, which I am sure was pleasing to President Barack Hussein Obama since he had already stated that he would veto any bill the Senate forwarded which included any defunding or delay of the Obamacare bill.  

    In addition Senator Reid has also refused to negotiate with the House of Representatives so we can look forward to the government being shut down for some time. One Congressman stated that the taxes imposed on the medical instruments companies was going to cause the lay-off of approximately 10,000 people and that the company in his state would probably move overseas.

    The question really is; how many more individuals are going to be taken out of the work force because of these taxes? A lot of businesses are already cutting their work force and are hiring only people to work less than 40 hours per week.  Senator Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire stated that there are only 21 hospitals in her state and that 10 of those hospitals was not going to accept people with Obamacare insurance. She stated that  some of the residents would have to drive over 300 miles to get to a hospital that will treat them. How may hospitals in Mississippi may decide to do this?

         In addition, how many doctors are going to just quit practicing because of this legislation. My general doctor has already decided it was time for him to retire and I now have a new doctor to replace him. How many more doctors are going to decide to quit?

         It appears that the Obamacare legislation is going to kill the work force even more than our economy has already done. With more money being paid out for welfare and un-employment and less and less money being input to the Treasury; Congress better take a good look at the increased cost that Obamacare is going to create and take the necessary action to start cutting down on spending.  

    A good place to start is to keep the Royal Family at home in Washington instead of vacationing all over the world.

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