Obamacare: Higher Premiums; Less Privacy
2:16 PM, Mar 14, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The closer we get to the launch date for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the more it appears to contradict its own, essential premises.
First, there is the matter of cost. We learn from this AP report that:
And, then, there are the entwined matters of complexity and privacy. How much should you undress for the bureaucrats before they will permit you to see the doctor?
Well, quite a bit, actually. Twenty-one pages worth of questions that will leave many citizens feeling like they have been violated, much the way TSA agents abuse random air travelers.
Once the application has been completed, it will be scrutinized by three separate federal agencies to include the IRS.
There are some who believe the paradoxes of the ACA are actually not a bug but a feature designed to so exasperate the citizenry that it will throw up its hands and surrender to full-on single payer.
Sort of like shutting down White House tours to turn the public against the sequester.