Hal Scherz

On Tuesday, Americans will have one last opportunity to reject Obamacare. Only with a Romney/Ryan victory can this happen. Another term for President Obama propels us further along a treacherous path that seals our healthcare future. We are on a course which gaurantees a larger government role in our healthcare decisions. Instead of a future of limitless innovation and other possibilities that we can only imagine, we face the prospect of mediocrity that we have come to expect from the central planners in Washington.

Americans have grown weary of hearing about the healthcare law. The focus of this campaign has been on economic issues and job creation. Many feel that the healthcare battle has already been fought, and that those who opposed Obamacre have lost, and need to simply move on. However, since healthcare is so complex and difficult to understand, most people simply fail to grasp the implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Unfortunately many of these individuals are your doctors.  Since this law phases in gradually over years, it is intended to be an insidious process, so that people won't notice the negative implications until they are too entrenched to undo.  At some point in the future, they will wake up and wonder what happened to American healthcare and why they no longer have any control over it.

There are people who have been paying attention and understand what is at stake. These individuals have tried to remind Americans of the way that the Democrats,  in a totally one-sided partisan fashion, lied, deceived, and subverted the traditional political process to push their own unpopular agenda upon all Americans. 

Those who have not let this matter die, continue to remind Americans that this law was sold with a promise to solve the problems of the high cost of healthcare and access to services. But, we now know that this was false.  The ACA has made both worse.  Moreover, we simply cannot afford the price tag of $2.7 Trillion dollars- a number that is constantly getting larger.

Hal Scherz

Dr. Hal Scherz is the Chief of Urology at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta and Secretary of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation.

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