Sandra J. McFadden: Thompson will repeal the unsustainable Obamacare

2012-11-04T04:00:00Z Sandra J. McFadden: Thompson will repeal the unsustainable Obamacare madison.com
November 04, 2012 4:00 am

I support Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate, particularly because he will work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

In attempting to reduce the cost of health care, this act focuses on reducing payment for physicians and hospitals. The rate of reimbursements, at Medicare and Medicaid levels proposed by Obamacare, are not sustainable.

We have already seen doctors treating Medicare and Medicaid patients and who have no commercially insured patients go out of business.

Obamacare does nothing about tort reform, nor does it reduce costs of drugs, insurance or medical education.

There will be declining numbers of doctors, due to mass retirement and failure to attract students into careers in medical practice.

The result will be doctor shortages, delays in treatment and rationing of medical services.

The added numbers of patients on the Medicaid rosters will bankrupt the states, leaving millions without medical care.

Having served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Thompson is uniquely qualified to help design a replacement for Obamacare.

Sandra J. McFadden, Sun Prairie

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    dakref - November 04, 2012 8:00 am
    Yes, he's just going to march into Washington and make all his blowhard promises come true. You make quite a leap thinking his job working for bush where his only claim to fame was working inside system for the pharmaceutical companies qualifies him to rewrite a national healthcare plan. Thanks to tommy, we have the donut hole in Medicare and Medicare is prevented from bargaining with the drug companies for a decent price. Yes, he's really on our side isn't he.

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