When I want to know what the effects of Obamacare might be, I look to the UK, where national health care has been in force for many years.
In addition to long waiting times to see a doctor and have a surgical procedure, the health secretary has just announced that patients will no longer be allowed to see their doctors when they like. Instead, they will be required to contact the doctor through their computers, using Skype.
Cost savings are estimated at 3 billion pounds, which is more than $5 million.
Critics say the move will put lives at risk. The NHS got their idea from India.
This was inevitable in Britain, and a complete change in health care will inevitably be coming to America. Our government will determine who receives treatment and who will be refused based on age, cost, seriousness of the illness and other considerations by a panel who will never see the patient.
You say it can't happen in America? It most certainly can and it will. Remember, this is what half the country voted for, even though Obamacare remains unpopular. Better stay in shape. It will be a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Obamacare people.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: November 28, 2012