We hear it every day, “the rich don’t pay their fair share”, “there is a deeper divide than ever between the rich and the poor”, “the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer”.Blah, blah, blah, it reminds me of an old record that keeps skipping and repeating itself over and over.It is just another political point that this administration uses to divide the people of this nation. Lots of talk, no solutions.
They talk about the privileged 1% and how evil they are. They bloviate on how unfair it is that the rich take advantage of the poor and don’t spread their wealth around, but they fail to mention the truth, that the top 10% of income earners in this country paid 71% of all federal income taxes in 2010 even though they earned only 45% of all income, while the bottom 50% paid 2% of income taxes while earning 12% of income. There it is in black and white; but never mind the truth, perpetuating a lie is a much better way to get re-elected.
So they ram this mantra down our throats about income inequality, but what about the real inequality that is headed our way like a runaway train? I’m talking about the inequality in good and available healthcare thanks to Obamacare. As this nightmare continues to unfold the realities are beginning to surface.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there will be an estimated shortage of 91,500 doctors by the year 2020. This shortage of physicians caused by the implementation of Obamacare in the next five years will bring the rise in Concierge Medicine. With all of the newly insured patients whether privately insured or through Medicaid, it will become very difficult for patients to see their doctors when they are ill; almost impossible for them to see them for routine care and will make getting a checkup feel like you are being treated in a “patient mill”.
Enter medical inequality.Perhaps in less than 5 years from now if you want to have a personal physician see you for all of your healthcare needs, you will need to pay for that privilege.The wealthy, upper middle class and of course all government bigshots need not worry since they can afford whatever it costs to make sure that they and their families are well provided for.