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  • Countdown to Repeal: Father Fears Obamacare’s Impact on Family, Business

    As the House prepares to consider the repeal of Obamacare this week, Heritage is showcasing stories about the law’s impact on America.

    Last year we traveled to Dallas to speak with Larry Patterson. As a small business owner and father, he has much to fear about Obamacare’s consequences to his livelihood and family.

    Patterson worries the law will make it more expensive to offer insurance for his employees. But he’s also concerned about how his family will fare as doctors adapt to the changes.

    “I don’t know so much that I’m afraid Obamacare would interfere with my doctor and our relationship, as much as I am certain that it will,” Patterson told us. “At some point, the doctor is going to have to decide whether he wants to follow the Hippocratic oath or the Obamacratic oath. When the interest of the patient and the doctor are not in alignment, how is he going to make a decision as to what is the right thing to do when faced with the realities of federal law that says something different?”

    The question weighs heavily on Patterson’s mind. It’s one that he hopes members of Congress will seriously consider as they debate repeal this week. Watch the video and read the rest of Patteron’s story.

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    7 Responses to Countdown to Repeal: Father Fears Obamacare’s Impact on Family, Business

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    3. Gary Tanner says:

      Mr. Patterson, when we allow a gov't takeover of the moral responsibilities you talk about we have lost our FREEDOM. WE need some Patrick Henry's in our population again. The motto "Give me Liberty Or give me Death" needs to be lived up to again before we lose all our Liberty to BIG Government. Think it can't happen Here?

      Obama thinks it can. That is what he calls FUNDAMENTAL change of our system. He dislikes our Constitution b/c it gives individuals power and freedom, not Goverment.

    4. Bobbie says:

      Thank you for coming forward, Mr.Patterson.

      I'm not sure who is considered by government to be underprivileged, but I think it is exaggerated. The "underprivileged" received FREE MEDICAL. Now they need "insurance" costs on top of their free medical? Pure corruption through and through. It's a trap set for financial crisis..st

      Just recently and due to government interference, I lost two sisters in less then two years of each other, to cancer. One at 55 and the other at 47. I can't tell you the atrocities included in both.

      The misdiagnoses, lack of communication, neglect, miscommunication, ignorance. it literally makes you sick. I thank God for their passing. My sisters' interests to survive were most certainly not in the best interest of government, whom have been intervening in the private insurance business for years. Bribing, coercing, manipulating…

    5. Jan, Colorado says:

      Repeal. Then address health care in steps. Allow purchase of health insurance across state lines. Support retail health clinics. Reduce government regulations and mandates that add nothing to quality of care. Change the tax code. Expand health savings accounts. Implement tort reform. Provide vouchers for the working poor and chronically uninsured.

    6. Bobbie says:

      REPEAL is very necessary. Whatever "sounds good" is an illusion covering up hardships down the road. There is nothing to trust when it comes to a bill over 2000 pages long. It is suspect to everything unfair and must be removed!

      Show us you are true to mankind and do not cave!

    7. Dinah Garrison Fairb says:

      I want ObamaCare to be completely gone. However, before Republicans (and some Democrats) begin making the statement that says it is where they are heading, they should make it clear that it isn't ObamaCare or nothing. List the parts of our health care that need to be changed (selling across state lines, etc.). Put that information out front so no one will think they are just being dumped. Explain carefully with real numbers how these changes will be financed. Don't change things that work. Put each change into a bill separately so that it is clear exactly what is being done and how it is being done. Most of all–back to my second sentence. People need to know that getting rid of ObamaCare will not be the end of reform in the health care industry. It also wouldn't hurt to give some thought to all of the wonderful things the health care industry does for us. Remember iron lungs? How long since we saw one?

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