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Why Obamacare Is Wrong For America

Wednesday April 2011


Grace-Marie Turner President, Galen Institute, Inc.
James C. Capretta Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center Director, e21's ObamaCareWatch Project
Thomas P. Miller Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Robert E. Moffit, M.D. Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Authors: Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute, Inc.;
James C. Capretta, Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center Director, e21's ObamaCareWatch Project;
Thomas P. Miller, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute;
Robert E. Moffit, M.D., Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Introductory Remarks: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America is the first book to explore, in detail, how the new health care law will affect the nature, quality, and availability of health care in the United States. The bill was passed in a highly polarized environment over the objections of a majority of the electorate. Now, one year after its enactment, there has been sufficient time to assess in full the myriad ways that the new law gives power and authority to the federal government at the expense of people, states, and employers. The authors, nationally recognized experts on health reform, are fellows at four different conservative think tanks that have led the fight against ObamaCare. They are in a unique position to explain this legislation and its detrimental effects to the American people.

The sponsors of ObamaCare promised that the law would lower health costs, improve the quality of care, and help reduce the deficit. Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America explains why all of these promises have or will be broken. The new law will impair job creation, burden taxpayers, and put the government in the health care driver’s seat, with severe detrimental effects for the quality of American health care. The book explores in detail all of these issues, and explains the ramifications in chapters devoted to families, seniors, young people, employers, doctors, and taxpayers. It concludes with a prescription for reform that puts consumers and their physicians in charge of their care, not the government.