Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
If you thought income tax evasion was widespread, says author Mark Davis, MD, that will soon be dwarfed by ”ObamaCare evasion, ”the attempt to avoid the restrictions, delays, mandates, soaring premiums and additional taxes created by the new Affordable Care Act, commonly called “ObamaCare”. The result, in the opinion of Davis, will be a nation of cheaters.
Davis made the comments in a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® syndicated radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
Mark Davis, MD, has been a practicing physician, health facility administrator, health care lobbyist and author of hundreds of articles and several books. His latest book is ObamaCare: Dead on Arrival: Prescription for Disaster.
Sharon Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. Kleyne also Founded Bio Logic Aqua Research, a fresh water and health research, education and product development center. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the Research Center’s global signature product.
Davis claims to be one of the few people who has read the 2,310-page ACA in its entirety.
In Davis’s opinion, the ACA will, over time, “place virtually every aspect of the nation’s medical care system under government control.” This includes, Davis contends, doctor and hospital fees, which medial treatments or tests may or may not be applied, where and from whom one may purchase health insurance, and the specifics of every health insurance policy. A broad range of tests and treatments, says Davis, will now require prior government approval. Fines for failure to comply will be gradually raised each year.
Dr. Davis is deeply concerned that what he believes will be greatly increased government control over medical care, will result in a significant loss of choice for most consumers. Ultimately, in the opinion of Davis, this will lead to greater government power a less personal freedom.
Davis states that he cannot understand why the ACA does not simply address the 15.7% of the population who presently cannot afford insurance. To Davis, this makes far more sense than turning us into a nation of government dependent cheaters.
Kleyne pointed out that under the old system, if one desired a policy that included pre-existing conditions, it was available. For those wanting a policy that covered psychiatric counseling, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine or health club membership, that was available. All one had to do was pay a little extra. More important, for those desiring only minimal, basic coverage, that was also available.
A large number of people, Davis and Kleyne predict, will be unable to afford the soaring premiums required to pay for items now mandated for inclusion in every policy. Those hit hardest, Davis believes, will be middle income people who do not qualify for insurance subsidies. The subsidies, in the opinion of Davis, and the large number of new of government compliance workers and administrators, will be financed by tax increases paid by everyone.
Even for those who qualify for subsidies, Davis predicts, ObamaCare will create problems. Employers are already cutting back worker hours to decrease the number of people for whom they will be required to purchase the now much more expensive group insurance.
Possibly the largest single driver of medical costs over the past few decades, in the experience of Dr. Davis, is malpractice insurance. Dr. David noted that in his last year of practice, he paid $80,000 for malpractice insurance. ObamaCare, says Davis, does nothing to address this.
In the opinion of Davis, ObamaCare is not socialized medicine, it is a completely new and untested invention. Dr. Davis believes that the law is too complex to be fully or fairly administered, does little to lower costs and does everything to raise them. Most important, Dr. Davis predicts, the law will not improve health care and will turn us into a nation of cheaters.