* will drive the country’s health care bill ever higher, according to the government’s own economists
* empowers bureaucrats to deny coverage of cutting-edge medicines in order to save the government money
* will exacerbate our nation’s shortage of doctors—and in fact, is already causing many to close up shop
* will make health care less affordable by forbidding insurers from offering inexpensive, bare-bones policies
* ratchets up Medicare payroll taxes—and adds brand new taxes on income—interest, capital gains, and dividends
* achieves every penny of its supposed “savings” through a series of legislative and accounting gimmicks
* creates a huge new enforcement bureaucracy—including 16,000 new IRS agents and an astounding 159 new boards and commissions—to hound taxpayers, businesses, hospitals, doctors, and insurers into compliance
* will still leave 23 million Americans uninsured by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Is it too late to stop Obamacare? By no means, argues Pipes—who shows how Americans can, and must, force its repeal. Then, she offers ten principles for real reform that would make health care accessible and affordable for all without destroying individual freedom, quality treatment, medical innovation, and the economy.

 

About the Author

Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute and a renowned expert on health care and economic issues. A former Canadian, and a refugee from Canada’s government-run health care system, she lives in California, is a frequent guest on network and cable news shows—from The Today Show to The O’Reilly Factor, from The Glenn Beck Show to 20/20 with John Stossel—is a columnist for the Examiner newspapers, Chief Executive, and Investor’s Business Daily, and has written for many other newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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