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Letter: Here’s how the Obamacare economy really works

The Affordable Care Act is anything but what its name implies. It isn’t affordable, it really doesn’t increase or improve care and it isn’t being put into action. So what does it really do? It does exactly what the Y2K virus scare did for the Bill Clinton economy of the 1990s: It hides the facts that we have high unemployment and we aren’t manufacturing a thing!

Payroll departments in businesses across the country will be expanded. Trying to keep of all those part-time employees’ hours below the 30-hours-per-week threshold will be a big task. ADP’s new business bookings for its employer services, including payroll, grew 9 percent in the third quarter.

Computer programmers will be in demand. It will be a tough job getting all those paper records scanned into digital form. Putting old paper systems into the digital age is a giant technological construction project. I know; I did it back in 2005.

Medical bill coders will have to manage more than 69,000 diagnostic medical codes. If health-care providers want to get paid, they will have to hire these coders.

Now just take a look at the top three areas of increased employment since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. See anything strikingly odd?

All are geared to those recent college graduates who are currently having a tough time getting work outside of the medical field.

What happens when this bubble bursts, just like the Y2K bubble? President Obama will be long gone and earning his nine-figure honorariums talking about how his successor fouled this up.



Legacy Comments14

106,000 lose their real affordable healthcare thanks to ObamaKare: The latest casualty of Obamacare may be a low-cost New Jersey health-care policy. Though President Obama promised “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period,” that will not be the case for approximately 106,000 New Jersey residents whose plans will disappear under the law.

Dr. Trivellini, Thank you for stating a bit of truth about PPACA. I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years and, unfortunately, my opinions - based on facts - are a bit more draconian than yours. It is well documented that the quality of hospital care in American has deteriorated siginifcantly since 1990....under PPACA it is guaranteed to further decline. Perhaps not in Henniker, but there is a dire shortage of primary care physicians and other key medical workers in most states (dwindling supply). PPACA will basically expand Medicaid coverage or some other facsimile aka 'exchange' (sharply increased demand). Long queues for services have already begun elongating - the average wait in my community for a PCP or pediatrician visit is almost 4 weeks. What to do if your child is sick TODAY, and not 4 weeks from today? Go to the Emergency Room of the local hospital, of course. Inflation in the medical is guaranteed to skyrocket over the next 2-4 years. Clueless readers who support PPACA will search for a scapegoat outside of the Democratic party. President Bush had nothing to do with this.

Thank-you Doctor for exposing ObamaKare from the medical point of view. ObamaKare is a train Wreck waiting to happen. the good news is that America knows ObamaKare is bad and will support efforts to repeal it.

No, those are opinions. Facts are things like "it's 32 degrees F. outside" and "I weigh 165 pounds." Opinions are "it's cold" and "I'm fat." You just proved what many have suspected all along - not only do you not have a clue about what you are talking about, you don't care.

That comment is in response to Sail, not Dr. T."In fact, out of seven issues for which Obama's job performance was rated in the new poll and in June, only the three economy-related ones fell significantly."...current approval on economy...35%. Fact..

Oh Obama bad polling numbers. The Guardians of Ignorance like the Monitor and the liberal media will sweep Obama bad poll numbers under the rug. When they do news stories the Guardians of Ignorance accidentally on purpose forget to list party affiliation on low life democrats like Anthony Weiner and Filthy Filner.

Ever wonder what your poll numbers would be?

Reply to Publius below...Obama is the president, he is the topic here, Obamacare, the economy, and how Americans feel about it. Your comment is....well, typical of the left. A stupid question about a person neither elected to any office, or in charge of any aspect of the economy other than his/her own checkbook.

That is a poll number, which only measures how people react to a particular question. It is a fact that proves nothing.

Liberals hate FACTS and the Fact is this Obama Economy is on record as the absolute worst in HISTORY - This democrat created economic doldrums makes the failures of democrat Jimmy Carter's years looks good. Both Nixon & Carter thank Obama for taking them off the bottom of every list

Yes, Sail. Obama is the worst president ever and we can thank the low information voters who re-elected him.

Hey sail how is that 20% liberal thingy working for you. As for GOP facts, all I can say is that Newt said it best when talking about today's GOP - “We are caught up right now in a culture – and you see it every single day – where as long as we are negative, as long as we are vicious, as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to worry, so we don’t." Guess that really hit the nail on the head............ I could post the link to Newt's speech but I doubt you want to see something criticizing the omnipotent conservatives who rule the country by 80% (sic) but still couldn't beat Obama twice;)

Facts: " very little economic progress to date during his tenure. Slow GDP growth, lagging job creation, constricted free markets, ballooning deficits and debt, growing and counterproductive regulation, crippling taxation, and the penalization of small business all make for compelling evidence " - every single metric as compared to all the previous recoveries prove the Obama and democrat economic recovery is the absolute worst on record - FACTs that democrats hate

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