There is nothing wrong with healthcare in the United States right now. It is a very obtainable service, and the government provides more than enough options to help those with little or no income to seek medical assistance. It may sound harsh, but healthcare above the bare minimum is a privilege, not a constitutional right.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare”, is the first step in socializing healthcare for this nation, and is fundamentally wrong. If Obamacare was the solution for healthcare, it would not be challenged by Republicans as a whole or be brought up in countless courtrooms. Obamacare raises taxes, takes monetary benefits away from medical staffs, and essentially forces businesses to pay subsidiaries if healthcare is not already provided.
While I stand against all of these issues, my main argument with Obamacare and the increased socialization of healthcare is that it is simply unethical. In order to not be hurt monetarily by the new healthcare restrictions, insurance companies and medical providers will increase prices for those with good healthcare plans in order to make up for lost profits. Likewise, it would not surprise me if these providers offered the absolute bare minimum to the patrons of Obamacare, simply offering a quick fix instead of an actual solution to medical problems.
The people receiving Obamacare will inevitably complain when they get the treatment that has a 30% success rate and won’t fix their ailment long term while the person getting treated behind them gets the full treatment simply because their healthcare provider and insurance allow it. These problems will lead to a new act that further socializes medicine, and we as a nation are left with a flawed health care system.
I do believe in obtainable healthcare for every person, but Obamacare is not the solution.