On Monday, readers of this paper were treated to a misleading column from N.C. Policy Watch President Chris Fitzsimon about the supposed “many benefits” of the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately for Fitzsimon, his piece largely missed the mark on the true impact this law will have on North Carolinians and the country.
As the government attempts to implement more and more provisions of the law, it is telling that even its most ardent supporters have begun acknowledging the disastrous effects this will have on doctors, patients, small businesses and families. One of the bill’s chief architects, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., recently admitted he feared a “huge train wreck” approaching while another, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, said the law is so complex that it is “just beyond comprehension.” Even big labor unions, traditionally loyal supporters of President Barack Obama, have said that this will “shatter” benefits and cause “nightmare scenarios.”
Looking at the full picture of what this bill does it’s easy to see why these individuals and organizations are now so concerned.
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