A recent Gallup poll showed that a record high number of Americans, mostly middle class, are foregoing medical care because of increasing costs brought about by a crony capitalistic medical industry. The Daily Caller reported:
One in three Americans has put off seeking medical treatment in 2014 due to high costs, according to Gallup — the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 2001.
Thirty-three percent of Americans have delayed medical treatment for themselves or their families because of the costs they’d have to pay, according to the survey. Obamacare, of course, had promised that it would help make health care more affordable for everyone, but the number of people who can’t afford a trip to the doctor has actually risen three points since 2013, before most Obamacare provisions took effect.
The hardest-hit: the middle-class. Americans with an annual household income of between $30,000 and $75,000 began delaying medical care over costs more in 2014, up to 38 percent in 2014 from 33 percent last year; among households that earn above $75,000, 28 percent delayed care this year, compared to just 17 percent last year.
Obamacare certainly hasn’t made things better or more affordable. It will continue to make the quality poorer and the care more costly.
Obamacare wasn’t about making sure everyone had affordable access to health care. It had everything to do with making customers out of every American, under penalty of law. The drug companies and insurance companies reap the benefits of using the government to force everyone to be their customers, while Americans continue to be at the mercy of higher taxes and regulations.