Co-authors in the news

Our Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America co-authors each shared their views on the health overhaul law in major media outlets this week:

Thomas P. Miller in RealClearMarkets: One Year In, Americans Want a Divorce from ObamaCare

Robert E. Moffit in The Columbus Dispatch: Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, Unenforceable

James C. Capretta in National Review Online’s Critical Condition: The President Can’t Run on ObamaCare

An interview with Grace-Marie Turner in Townhall: The ObamaCare Legacy of Centralization and Bureaucracy

Live video: Book launch event at the National Press Club

Today’s book launch event at the National Press Club will be webcast online from 9:30-10:30 am EDT. C-SPAN’s BookTV will also cover this event live at their website. Please join us to hear the authors and Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, discuss Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, and leave your questions and remarks for the authors in the comments section below.

NRO: Wrong, Baby, Wrong

National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez interviewed our co-authors about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, the health sector in America, and the impact of the health overhaul law. Here’s an excerpt:

LOPEZ: Has [the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] affected the doctor-patient relationship?

MOFFIT: The president has repeatedly said that you can keep your doctor. The problem is that your doctor may no longer be able to keep you. The new law will add new layers of bureaucracy on top of the existing regime of red tape and paperwork. Increasingly demoralized doctors will be subject to new rules and reporting requirements, and, with the massive Medicaid expansion, more of their practices will be subject to government payment rules and reductions. The time, energy, and effort to comply with bureaucracy steals doctors’ time and focus away from patients as they are forced to make sure they are following Washington’s rules. Most doctors are hostile to the law, many will leave practice earlier than they had originally planned, and this will exacerbate the doctor shortage.

Read the full interview at NRO >>

Make Your Voice Heard

Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is number 11 on a list featured in Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America of 15 things you can do to make your voice heard in the health debate. In this letter to the editor of the Alexandria Times, co-author Grace-Marie Turner explains a few of the damaging consequences of the health overhaul law:

…The health law imposes more than $500 billion in new taxes on a fragile economy and takes $575 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years. Almost everyone will be required to have federally-designed health insurance, and most employers will be required to provide insurance or face fines. A vast network of new bureaucracies will be created to put the federal government in control of the health insurance market and to develop and enforce thousands of pages of new federal rules. Two massive new entitlement programs will be created, and total federal spending will top $2.3 trillion over the first 10 years of full implementation…

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