Based on the administration’s own numbers, as many as 117 million people might have to change their health plans by 2013 as their employer-provided coverage loses its grandfathered status and becomes subject to the new Obamacare mandates.
Those mandates also might make your health care more expensive. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that premiums for a small number of families who buy their insurance privately will rise by as much as $2,100.
The central Obamacare mechanism for increasing insurance coverage is an expansion of the Medicaid program. Of the 30 million new people covered, 16 million will be enrolled in Medicaid. And you could end up in the program whether you want it or not.
Only a daydream believer would conclude that all this is going to save the American taxpayer money. But in an effort to offset some of the gigantic new costs, ObamaCare raids Medicare Advantage for the elderly.
If the Democrats had set out deliberately to destroy the American system of medical care and hurt American families, they couldn't have done a better job.
Good Lord. Between this and the conduct of the wars and the terrible economy, is it any wonder that Obama's approval numbers are in the low 40's?