Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

October 12, 2012

Writer grew up with this, wants no more to do with it

Implementing Obamacare is not just 11 cents more for a pizza, it’s much more devious than that (“Health care reform may make restaurant profits even more slim,” Sept. 24 Times-News; “Here’s your choice: Cheaper pizza or affordable health care,” Oct. 1).

Has anyone read the thousands of pages that were passed behind locked doors? It will destroy small business, cost the average family several thousand dollars a years and basically lead to a government takes over of medicine.

It does nothing to lower the cost of healthcare, but actually makes it more expensive. Bureaucrats will tell your doctor what he or she can treat and what medicine they can use. Care will be rationed, and rationed will wait in long lines at clinics to see doctors who will be shifted around to different clinics.

You will not be able to keep your present insurance or your doctor. as Obama promised. The government will tell you whom to see. But you will get free contraceptives, thus saving $6 a month. Special interest groups will rule, not good medical policy. It will all be political.

I have yet to talk to a doctor who is looking forward to this change. I grew up with socialized medicine and hated it, and I will be retiring early at the end of this year if Obama wins re-election.

Ljerka Rukavina

Cumberland

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