69% of physicians are “pessimistic about the future of medicine” because of the 2010 healthcare law, notes Dr. Marc Siegel in USA Today. “Just 13% of those surveyed backed the Affordable Care Act.” “When surveyed by” the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, “83% of doctors said one likely change to the medical system as a result of the law would be increased wait times.” “73% said it would not reduce costs.” “The concern of doctors is reflected among the American people: Support for the law has sunk to 29% in the latest Associated Press poll.”
Obamacare is full of pork, special-interest favors, and political payoffs and mischief. Health policy analyst Michael Cannon writes about how an obscure provision of the health care law discriminates in favor of hospitals in one state — Massachusetts — at the expense of hospitals in all other states.
Earlier, CEI filed an amicus brief challenging unconstitutional provisions of the health care law on behalf of the leaders of the Minnesota and North Carolina legislatures. More recently, it helped file a brief with the Supreme Court on the issue of whether Obamacare’s unconstitutional individual-mandate is severable from the rest of the health care law.
Obamacare is causing layoffs in the medical device industry. Obamacare will raise the cost of insurance by a massive 55-85 percent in Ohio, according to one study. It will harm life-saving medical innovation, concluded the Harvard Medical School Dean and others. It taxes medical devices and cosmetic surgery, and raises taxes starting in 2013 on investors. Obamacare also breaks many campaign promises, and increases state budget deficits.