Even though the reports are showing that the website for ObamaCare is working better, I am still very wary of the idea of socialized medicine. I am concerned about the future of American healthcare. I don’t like the government telling me WHAT kind of coverage to offer my employees, and I do not like the idea of a one-size-fits-all plan. It means that we are paying for coverages that we do not need. 

While I strongly feel that we need to help people who cannot afford health insurance, I don’t see why we couldn’t have just set aside funding for that alone and left our own insurance plans intact. 

What I’m extremely cautious of is the panel — and I do mean “rationing-panel” or “death-panel” — that the president is appointing to decide who gets and who does NOT get treatment. The Independent Payment Advisory Board or IPAB can now be appointed by a 51-vote threshold in the Senate, thanks to Harry Reid’s jamming through filibuster changes. Bureaucrats are going to be able to make medical decisions based upon the country’s financial viability. This is a frightening thought and bodes a frightening future of American healthcare.

Life-and-death treatment is such a personal undertaking. Do we want bureaucrats telling us that we are “too old” for life-saving treatment? And what is the standard for determining what is fair and what isn’t? I’m sure that the bottom line will be what it always is — the good old American dollar. 

We will know in a few years how our new socialized healthcare system will pan out. I’d feel better if Valerie Jarrett and Obama’s other dutiful minions were subject to the same healthcare system that the rest of the country is subject to. They have put the future of American healthcare in severe jeopardy.