Who is Dr. Craig Beyer?
Dr. Craig Beyer, a practicing ophthalmologist and LASIK eye surgeon, is an innovative physician who at one time thought President Obama might bring some good ideas to the table in D.C. and voted for Mr. Obama in 2008. Then reality set in; Dr. Beyer quickly saw how Obamacare was going to adversely affect his practice and medicine in America more generally. He didn’t make the same mistake in the 2012 election.
When Mr. Obama was first running for office, Dr. Beyer was under the impression that he would reform Medicare physician reimbursement as part of Obamacare, making it fairer to doctors. But instead, Obamacare changed Medicare in ways that allow the federal government and bureaucrats to micromanage doctors even more. For example, as Heritage explains:
Obamacare mandates a 2 percent reduction in Medicare physician payments for doctors that do “not satisfactorily submit data” to Washington officials, and a 1 percent reduction for physicians who fail to follow bureaucrat-defined “cost” metrics.
“Kay Hagan is incapable of thinking for herself and thinking about the people and the needs of North Carolina. She has become the face of the liars in the Democratic Party.” – Ginny Quaglia
For one North Carolina resident and her husband, Obamacare has meant nothing but turmoil.
Ginny and Joe Quaglia are retired with two grown children. They’re now channeling their efforts and energies to saving America. And it needs saving. With Obamacare unraveling before our eyes, this is painfully clear.
Our first reaction when we got the letter: I was so enraged and so was Jim. And we had to just step back from it and just process it and look at what’s really going on in this country. – Vicki White, Alabama
After nearly 10 years with the individual “blue” plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, with a premium of $402 per month and a $5,000 out of pocket deductible, Vicki and Jim White received a letter in the mail that infuriated them. They are a hardworking, responsible, healthy couple, so they chose a health insurance plan with a higher deductible, and were putting money in a health savings account.
Yesterday, the Senate voted down a House joint resolution entitled Honoring our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, simply because they’re on a mission to protect Obamacare instead of the American people.
Things are getting worse under the leadership of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Harry ReidSenate Democrat Average9%.
Today, Dana Bash asked Senate Democrats why not just support the bill that provides funding to NIH which helps children with cancer:
You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you said, will you at least pass that, and if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?
He tried to block the question by placing blame on Republicans again. Dana added:
But if you could help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
Why would we want to do that?