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Obamacare: Bottom Line

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Item 1: My personal health care insurance premium will be 20.79% more expensive next policy year (starting September 1, 2013) than it was this past year. And since it is an individual policy (I'm retired and not a member of a group) it was already plenty expensive.

Item 2: The official name of the Obamacare legislation is "The Affordable Care Act." Raising insurance rates by over 20% is an exotic and novel application of the word "affordable" that I myself would not have thought of. That's probably why I'm not a politician. I can't lie smoothly enough.

Item 3: My personal physician a dedicated health professional who started as a nurse before getting a medical degree and becoming a general practitioner, is abandoning general practice of medicine to go into the specialty of bariatrics. She had previously been an independent physician but that independence was impossible to financially sustain and had to seek affiliation with a physician's network. That network--in no small part because of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act--is now in the unenviable position of essentially requiring its member physicians to abandon general practice and go into specialties.

It's every bit the disaster I thought it would be. No politician who voted for this monstrosity should ever be considered for public office again (and should probably be investigated by appropriate grand juries or special prosecutors--but you can say that for most every politician, regardless of their view on Obamacare, can't you?)