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Many of “the 47%” Mitt Romney says “believe the government has a responsibility to care for” will find that ObamaCare’s first and deepest impact will be on those who need health security the most – those who are poorer, sicker, and older.
This may come as a surprise since Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed at the Democratic convention that “no matter who you are, what stage of life you're in, this law is a good thing.”
The evidence shows that the most vulnerable citizens will be harmed first in this massive expansion and restructuring of our health sector. Many of the 47% will find they will be worse off after ObamaCare offers its helping hand.
Welcome to D4PC "Morning Rounds", your daily review of healthcare news and information from Washington, DC and around the nation. These briefings will keep you up to date on recent developments and our effort to replace the PPACA with patient-centered reforms that protect the doctor-patient relationship and preserve individual freedom of choice.
A new analysis from the Office of the Actuary of CMS (and published in Health Affairs) breaks down how much more government will be spending on health care as a consequence of the PPACA. This analysis concludes that in 2014, when ObamaCare kicks in, the growth rate for government spending on health care will increase by 50% compared to the year before (increasing from a growth rate of 5.5% in 2013 to 8.3% in 2014).