At my regular checkup with my doctor this past week, I asked him about universal health care as currently proposed by President Obama and his Congress. My doctor, a young 30-something who was born here to foreign-born parents, is not politically active, but voted for Obama and regards himself as liberal. He supports the concept of universal health care, even though he realizes his income will go down after the plan takes effect. So what he said cannot be dismissed as coming from some right-wing kook.
I asked my doctor specific questions, and unlike Obama and his yes-men in Congress, he answered them. He matter-of-factly confirmed my concerns about universal health care:
- Obamacare will replace Medicare.
- Seniors will get less health care under Obamacare than they do now under Medicare.
- Obamacare will ration health care.
- Rationing will get more severe because of increasing shortages of doctors. In fact, he noted that this is already happening, because fewer students are going into medicine because of the likelihood of reduced income under Obamacare.
But my Obama-backing doctor isn’t all that concerned about rationing of health care. He sees the problem as being that Americans consume too much health care. That seems to reflect how the governing Democrats think.
So, yes, after I paid into Medicare my entire working career, just before I become eligible for it, they’re scrapping Medicare and taking all the money and lumping seniors in with everyone else in a dumbed-down plan that is essentially a budget-level HMO.