LETTER: Docs give ‘D’ to health careTo the Telegram: In spite of what some academics may tell you, a new Jackson Healthcare survey finds that physicians give the new health law the mean grade of “D.” The more knowledgeable the physicians were about the law, the more negative their opinion.
To the Telegram:
In spite of what some academics may tell you, a new Jackson Healthcare survey finds that physicians give the new health law the mean grade of “D.” The more knowledgeable the physicians were about the law, the more negative their opinion.
Sixty-eight percent of American physicians disagree that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a positive impact on physician/patient relationships and a majority said the ACA would not improve quality, rising costs or patients’ control over their own health care.
We know the Supreme Court ruled ACA to be constitutional only if the mandate was considered a “tax,” even though President Obama argued it was not a tax, stating, “I absolutely reject that notion.”
President Obama also said that no family making less than $250,000 a year would see any tax increase. A Heritage study of the taxes included in the ACA prove that the individual mandate is only one on the lengthy list of new taxes in the ACA, many of which will impact the middle class. The Wall Street Journal revealed that 75 percent of the new taxes will be paid by American families making under $120,000 a year. Among them are the individual mandate, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance for plans costing more than $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families, and an increase of on the floor of medical deductions from 7.5 percent of adjusted income to 10 percent. There are 18 separate tax increases to take place between 2010 and 2019 in ACA according to Curtis Dubay, a senior analyst in tax policy in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies.
Romney has promised to repeal this law and Sean Duffy will help get it done.
Webb Lake, Wis.