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Every Indiana citizen affected by ‘Obamacare’
National health care bill could have negative repercussions on Hoosiers
By State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn)
STATEHOUSE – More taxes and government spending? Rationed care? Job cuts? Higher premiums?
All of the above could happen in Indiana when the historic national health care plan goes into effect. Where Hoosiers are concerned, many may find President Barack Obama’s cure to the nation’s health care ills worse than the disease.
Indiana stands to see many negative repercussions if the historic law remains unaltered:
Meanwhile, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) would be eliminated as the new federal rules would force Indiana’s 45,000 families who are currently covered into the Medicaid fee-for-service model, losing the cost savings and quality care advantages of our consumer-driven health care.
You may remember a Kruse report a few months ago covered the topic of health care shortages. Through Obamacare’s massive expansion of eligibility for Medicaid, hundreds of thousands of additional patients will be searching for doctors and nurses at a time when there is already a shortage of both.
With the number of patients rising and the number of doctors and nurses already too low, it will be hard to suggest avoiding health care rationing in Indiana.
One of the most painful truths about Obama’s recently passed health-care legislation is the impact it may have on Hoosier jobs, because of massive new taxes on Indiana employers:
Recently, Indiana joined 13 (now 18) other states legally challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare's requirement that all Americans purchase health insurance. Never before has our government forced citizens to purchase a specific product. Now, Congress has for the first time in history mandated all Americans purchase a product – in this case, health insurance – or face personal penalties up to $750 each.
What do you think?