Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America

Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America

How the New Health Care Law Drives Up Costs, Puts Government in Charge of Your Decisions, and Threat
  • On Sale: Mar 22, 2011
  • ISBN: 9780062076014
  • Format: Trade PB
  • Other Formats: E-Book

Most people initially had high hopes for health reform. There clearly are problems that must be fixed. The president had promised that if reform passed, everyone would be able to get health insurance, costs would go down, and we would be able to keep both our doctors and our coverage. And we were told that reform would even cut the deficit and make Medicare stronger.

But the law that actually passed became a Rube Goldberg contraption that can’t possibly work and that fails to meet its promises—and it will make many problems worse. Officials say it will leave at least 23 million people uninsured, it is already making health insurance more expensive, and it threatens major changes to the coverage that tens of millions of Americans have today. Seniors are frightened that its cuts to future Medicare spending will jeopardize their care, and taxpayers see a flood of red ink far into the future.

ObamaCare is leaving a comet tail of broken promises as it steamrolls its way through our economy and into our lives. What happened? How could there possibly be such a big gap between promise and reality?

In Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America, the authors—who work for four different conservative think tanks and have led the fight to educate the American people about the impact of ObamaCare—explain exactly what the law stipulates and how the law will affect each of us: as patients, as employees, as taxpayers, and as citizens. They also lay out a plan for reforming the law so we can get health care right. Finally, the authors share concrete steps each of us can take to put the breaks on ObamaCare.

Grace-Marie Turner

Grace-Marie Turner is the president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health care reform.

James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) and Project Director of ObamaCareWatch.org, was an associate director at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2001 to 2004, where he was the top budget official for health care, Social Security, education, and welfare programs.

Thomas P. Miller

Thomas P. Miller, Esq., is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on health care policy, with particular emphasis on such issues as information transparency, health insurance regulation, and consumer-driven health care.

Robert E. Moffit

Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., a seasoned veteran of more than three decades in Washington policy making, is a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Policy Innovation.