ObamaCare Chart Grows From Huge to Behemoth

Remember the astoundingly complex chart of how ObamaCare would be managed, released by Democrats…back then? It was huge then, now after actually reading the bill, we find that it has reached behemoth proportions. No one is surprised.

Here’s the current state of ObamaCare:

Current State of ObamaCare

Below is what we first and foolishly dreaded – now a mere gnat in the healthcare mess:

Original State of ObamaCare - back then!

The Washington Times has a must-read article here:

“For Americans, as well as Congressional Democrats who didn’t bother to read the bill, this first look at the final health care law confirms what many fear, that reform morphed into a monstrosity of new bureaucracies, mandates, taxes and rationing that will drive up health care costs, hurt seniors and force our most intimate health care choices into the hands of Washington bureaucrats,” said Brady, the committee’s senior House Republican. “If this is what passes for health care reform in America, then God help us all.”

The chart also attaches numbers and statistics further illustrating the massive cost of the new health care regulations:

In addition to capturing the massive expansion of government and the overwhelming complexity of new regulations and taxes, the chart portrays:

$569 billion in higher taxes;

$529 billion in cuts to Medicare;

swelling of the ranks of Medicaid by 16 million;

17 major insurance mandates; and

the creation of two new bureaucracies with powers to impose future rationing: the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Independent Payments Advisory Board.

Silly me. I thought the cuts to Medicare were only $500 BILLION. I was wrong by $29 BILLION. Mere chump change. We will have a “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research INSTITUTE” to take the place of the job once done by our physician.

The Independent Payments Advisory Board is the death panel. If you are deemed not to be worthy of treatment due to your age, quality of your health, your future ability to repay the Democrat Party, your “payment advisory” will be no treatment at all, no matter what your doctor advises.

Wake up America. Our and freedom and our health opportunities have gone to hell. Many of you out there elected these vultures. Redeem yourself when you go to the polls in November 2012.

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Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

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