Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
President Obama does not listen to the thoughts of the people who elected him. The middle class and independent voters under great economic distress and are frightened.
They are not better off than when President Obama took office.
They have no confidence in President Obama’s promise or desire to help them even though he continues to say he is out to protect the welfare of the middle class.
He claims to be for income equality, yet income inequality has increased in the last six years.
The people do not trust President Obama to make good decisions for them.
The people are scared stiff about the Ebola virus. They do not believe his explanations for letting people into this country from countries that have the Ebola epidemic are logical.
Why would he take the chance of letting more cases into the country? It is completely illogical to me.
People have felt the hysteria spreading throughout the nation because of one case. They are feeling the economic effects of so many people quarantined and held in isolation for 21 days. They see economic activity slowing down while they are experiencing a weak recovery after six years. Shopping malls are disserted.
The more he does the less the people trust him. The appointment of a public relations person as the Ebola czar is a mind blower to most people.
The Ebola czar knows nothing about medicine, or transmission of viral disease or human illness.
The Ebola czar knows everything about spinning disinformation.
This is not a good formula for increasing confidence and trust in President Obama’s ability to handle this crisis.
The people are noticing and reacting to crisis after crisis and scandal after scandal. President Obama calling an obvious scandal a phony scandal makes things worse for his being able to convince the voters that he knows what he is doing.
President Obama does not listen to the people who got him into office.
Is his agenda to ignore the people, the constitution and the law in order to basically transform this country?
Last January he said Obamacare would not be an issue in the midterm elections. He keeps on misleading the public about Obamacare.
He and his henchman keep saying Obamacare is working. Obamacare is a success. The evidence that it is not working is abundant. The people who voted for him are feeling its failure.
All these people are feeling the pain of President Obama’s policies. They also recognize that their wishes are being ignored.
People do not know what they need. Voters now know President Obama is ignoring them.
Yet he and Michelle have the audacity to travel around the country telling people “to vote for Democrats for congress to give Barack a chance to finish his work.”
A series of articles have appeared that express voters’s concerns about Obamacare’s failures.
Radius Global Market Research (Radius GMR did a survey that showed two-thirds of those insured via Obamacare will change healthcare plans in 2015.
“The survey stimulated competition among healthcare insurance companies to capture this two-thirds of Americans that are dissatisfied with their healthcare insurance policies for 2014.”
The two thirds of the people surveyed wanted,
- Lower premium and deductible costs
- Improved access to doctors
- Improved quality of care by doctors and hospital systems
- More than half of respondents expect their healthcare premiums to increase
- More than one-third of those who switched primary doctors after joining ACA plans did so because their doctor was not on the new plan.
- Twenty five percent of households are visiting their doctor less frequently and/or experiencing longer office wait times.
- Only 44% of Americans feel they are adequately about the benefits provided by Obamacare.
At present, eighty percent of people who get healthcare insurance through Obamacare receive government subsidies. These subsidies help with the healthcare insurance premiums for people earning up to $50,000 a year.
However, those people are responsible for the deductible under Obamacare. The least expensive coverage is for a bronze plan.
The average deductible from the Health Insurance Exchange is $5,081 for an individual and $10,386 for a family, according to HealthPocket.
A Silver plan (the next higher plan) had average deductibles of $2,907 for an individual and $6,078 for a family. The initial premiums are higher.
An average family making less than $50,000 cannot afford either deductible. A family making more that $50,000 per year without subsidy cannot afford the premium or the deductible.
People having a pre-existing illness will eat into the deductible that they cannot afford. Therefore they will avoid medical care.
The impact of the deductible is a surprise to people with preexisting illness. They do not have coverage until the deductible is met.
This creates stress on these individuals. It also represents a form of deception for these people. They thought they had good insurance coverage. President Obama promised them good healthcare coverage. He lied to them. They will remember the lie at the voting booth.
But for other services and items, like prescription drugs, marketplace customers often have to meet their deductible before insurance starts to help.”
Physicians have been deceived as well.
Forty-six percent of doctors give President Obama's healthcare law a "D" or an "F," according to a new survey from the Physicians Foundation. In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave the law an "A" or a "B."
A number of doctors complained about the vast amount of bureaucracy that has been added to the medical profession.
Another physician wrote in the survey
"The system is broken and I am out of here as soon as I can. I am tired of being used, abused and lied to. Has anyone here woken up to the fact that we are always the last ones to be considered in the equation of change?"
It is clear the primary stakeholders in the healthcare system (patients and physicians) feel deceived by President Obama.
I do not think they are going to let him finish his work. They will stop him at the voting booth in November.
It will be difficult for the country to survive another two years of Harry Reid’s obstruction if the Democrats hold the senate.
Obamacare remains a big issue among many people despite President Obama’s promise that everyone will like Obamacare by the November election.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone
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