Dr Kim Henry is a dentist (and friend of Bob's) who practices in Hapeville, Georgia. He's also a veteran (Navy) who served alongside Marines in Lebanon in 1983. Having been in practice for over 3 decades, he's seen a lot of changes in health care. Recently, he penned this post for his own FaceBook page, and has graciously allowed us to re-post it here:
"We were told by the former House speaker that we should “Pass the health care bill so we could find out what is in it.” Slowly we are finding out what is in it, and much of it really stinks.
Beginning January 1, 2013, a new 2.3% federal excise tax will be added to all dental lab work- crowns, dentures, bridges, everything. Bet you thought something called the “Affordable Care Act” was supposed to make health care cheaper, not more expensive, right? Well, I am sure it’s not the first time you have been lied to by politicians.
In June, our US House of Representatives voted to kill this provision, by 270 to 146. Unfortunately, there is not the interest in the more liberal US Senate to back up the House action.
When government makes operating costs of dentists go up, guess what happens to dental fees? Think they will be more “affordable?”
I could write a whole book on how government raises the cost of health care. Unfortunately, class envy demogogues want you to believe it is greedy health care professionals who are responsible.
There will be more Obamacare surprises to come, I guarantee you."
Thanks, Dr Henry, for sharing your succinct - and spot on - thoughts with our readers.