Obamacare in Action? Private Practice Shuts Down Citing ‘New Regulations’
Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat who is not running for reelection, said at at a Washington, D.C. breakfast that Obamacare would be President Barack Obama’s “biggest downside politically.” The legislation, he continued, “cost Obama a lot of credibility as a leader.”
On the same day as Senator Webb’s remarks, the real-world consequences of Obamacare came to light, as a conservative South Carolina website, The Conservatist, flagged a letterthat a Spartanburg, SC private practice wrote to its patients, telling them that the practice would close its doors next month.
Boiling Springs Family Medicine wrote to their patients that, presumably because of the regulations they would have to comply with under Obamacare, they would “no longer be able to provide you with medical care,” and “it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you” of the closing.
The private practice wrote that “the challenges of practicing primary care medicine independently in today’s world and economy are too great” and “new guidelines and regulations have made the practice of medicine as we know it impossible as independent practitioners.”
Of course, liberals who espoused Obamacare had to know that private practices such as Boiling Springs Family Medicine would close, forcing more citizens to be dependent on government for their health care.
Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s governor, has repeatedly said that if Mitt Romney defeats Obama in the fall, she would immediately ask for Obamacare waivers for her state’s private practices.
One can only [hope] that will happen.
But unfortunately, private practices like Boiling Springs Family Medicine — and their patients — will not get such waivers because Obamacare has made them inoperable before the election.
Editor’s Note: Hope in one hand and s*it in the other, and see which one fills the fastest. Nothing says “affordable and accessible” health care like private practices boarding up. Obama lied, plain and simple. But those of us who could see this coming already knew that, didn’t we?
The problem of the Great Unwashed is that they’ve been sold the notion that they’re going to “live forever” when they don’t know that not even the government can guarantee them tomorrow. The sooner the ‘useful idiots’ reduce their population due to attrition, the better. Can’t happen fast enough…