The more than $2.5 trillion-per-year American health care industry accounts for about one-sixth of the country's gross domestic product. Obama's repeatedly stated rationale for government intrusion into the private sector is that rising medical costs must be controlled because they risk destroying the entire U.S. economy.
While the Democrats and their health care plan supporters believe Obamacare is a step in the right direction, a majority of Americans believe that Obama's plan is too cumbersome, too complicated and much too expensive especially during these times of economic turmoil and uncertainty.
Various polls have revealed that a majority of Americans want the current "proposed" health care reform legislation tossed out, and politicians from both major political parties should go back to the drawing board rather than salvaging the current plan piecemeal.
The proposed health care bill would shift billions of dollars of unfunded mandates onto state governments. According to the non-partisan think tank The Heritage Foundation, the Senate’s bill would cost state budgets more than $32 billion over 6 years by forcing them to expand Medicaid eligibility. Even scarier, many states estimate the true cost of the bill could be even higher.
The left-wing of the Democrat Party believes they can make the case an overhaul of the system by using smoke and mirrors. For example, the supposedly non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare will cost $940 billion over 10 years. And they claim the plan will cut the deficit by $138 billion over that same time period.
In response to what appears to be an obsession for President Barack Obama and his colleagues in both houses of the U.S. Congress, several ad hoc groups have sprung up throughout the nation in an attempt to stop politicians who appear to be oblivious to their concerns.
For example, one group calling itself "What Happens in DC..." has created a web site, is utilizing social networking media such as Facebook and Twitter, and is planning a media blitz that will include television advertising in order to educate more Americans about the dangers of Obamacare and any government-run medical programs that attempt to control and dictate medical policy within the isolated echo chamber in Washington, DC.
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