Today, the first effects of Health Care Reform Act of 2010 starts today, Canada is adding more private medical care. From Reuters Commentary Sally Pipes of The Pacific Institute :
Today, several of the more popular provisions of the president’s health reform law go into effect. Adult “children” will now be able to stay on their parents’ policies until they turn 26, and insurers can no longer impose lifetime limits on the amount of coverage they provide.
Nevertheless, congressional Democrats are running away from Obamacare as fast as they can.
Late last week, Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) became the first Democrat to sign a “discharge petition” circulated by congressional Republicans as the first step toward repealing Obamacare. At least five Democrats are running ads touting their votes against health reform. And Democratic candidates have spent three times more on ads criticizing the health overhaul than on ads supporting it.
Their apprehension over Obamacare is warranted. The new health reform law will not deliver the savings the president promises, will cost more than advertised, and will not achieve universal coverage. Instead, the president has placed America on the path toward a single-payer, government-run healthcare system.
Speaking as a Canadian who has experienced socialized medicine firsthand, I urge America not to go down that road.