Book review from American Healthcare Education Coalition

Chris Jaarda of the American Healthcare Education Coalition posted a review of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America on the AHEC blog, Prescription for Disaster:

I highly recommend a new book Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America by Grace-Marie Turner, James C. Capretta, Thomas P. Miller and Bob Moffitt…Despite what ObamaCare will do, they say each challenge facing the American healthcare system can be solved.

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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 >>

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Empower Consumers, Not the Government

Co-author Jim Capretta testified last week that there is a path forward that doesn’t rely on ObamaCare’s price controls and rationing. “With effective government oversight, cost-conscious consumers have the potential to transform American health care, making it much more productive and of high quality, which is what we desperately need,” he said. “With such a reform, the system will become more patient-focused, more efficient, and more innovative. The result will be less fiscal stress, a healthier population, and a health care sector that delivers the kind of value the public deserves.”

In Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, the authors argue that the key to solving problems with health care in America is to empower consumers, not the government. Learn more about their solutions to provide consumers with the power and tools to make their own decisions about the health care in the chapter, “What We Should Do Instead to Get Reform Right.”

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Capitol Hill Book Forum for Congressional Staffers

Published on the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America is the first in-depth examination of the impact of this unprecedented law on nearly every part of American society. Written by four clear-eyed health policy experts who do not pull their punches, this new book demystifies the complex contortions of the sweeping plan that the Obama administration and Congress finally jammed into final law last year, despite the strong protests of a skeptical public. The authors explore the initial and future effects of ObamaCare on its victims – the American people. Eye-opening and unsettling, but still inspiring all of us to do better, this is a book that everyone in America should read. Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America delivers essential information on what’s in the new health care law, explains how it will affect you, and recommends what you can do about it.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 29, to discuss the dangerous impact of the new health law on families, seniors, young adults, doctors, employers, and taxpayers; plus its continuing threats to the economy, access to care, and our constitutional rights.

Speakers:
THOMAS P. MILLER, American Enterprise Institute
GRACE-MARIE TURNER, Galen Institute
JAMES C. CAPRETTA, Ethics and Public Policy Center
ROBERT E. MOFFIT, The Heritage Foundation

Registration:
This American Enterprise Institute event is open to attendance by Congressional staff members only. Please contact Kassondra Parker at GOV1@aei.org to request an invitation.

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Disadvantages of Employer-Based Health Coverage

Co-author Tom Miller of AEI recently testified about “The Pressures of Rising Costs on Employer Provided Health Care” before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He concluded: “A number of blame-shifting assertions, statistical mirages, overstatements, and simplistic pet theories should not distract us from the more complex and daunting task of both rethinking the path that the previous Congress took in the ACA and pursuing more robust and realistic routes to sustainable, higher-value health care.”

Read the chapter on “Impact on You and Your Employer” in Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America to learn more about the limits of employer-based coverage, barriers to job and wage growth, and the harmful consequences for small businesses.

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Bloggers Briefing at The Heritage Foundation

The authors of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America — Grace-Marie Turner, James Capretta, Thomas Miller, and Robert Moffit — will speak at The Bloggers Briefing on May 3. This weekly policy discussion for bloggers, online journalists, and digital strategists is hosted by The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Are you a blogger based in DC? Click “Request to Attend” at http://thebloggersbriefing.com to receive a personal invitation.

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The Small Business Advocate

Join us on Tuesday, March 22, for co-author Grace-Marie Turner’s interview with host Jim Blasingame on the Small Business Advocate radio show. They will talk about the political repercussions and reality of ObamaCare. Please visit Jim’s website to listen online or find a radio station and air time near you.

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Varney & Co.

Co-author Grace-Marie Turner will join host Stuart Varney on the FOX Business Channel to talk about Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America. The program will air at 9:20am on Wednesday, March 23, the one year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. You can visit the FOX Business website to find your local channel, or you can join us by watching online at the Varney & Co. website.

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