Obamacare as an “easy-to-read” flowchart

Posted on September 5, 2010

So you say you don’t want to sit down and read the “historic” 2,081 page health care reform law to see how things are going to “improve” under the Democrats’ massive new legislation ?  

Well, that’s okay because the Republicans at the Joint Economic Committee have a  made life a little easier for you.  They’ve  prepared this “easy-to-read” flowchart to show just how your health care will be managed once 2013 arrives and all those lovely benefits we’ve all heard about are kicking in.  Here you go: 

Healthcare Reform Law Flowchart


If you don’t think this is nightmare-ish enough, it reportedly only represents about one-third the complexity of the entire bill.  Yes, there’s more than just the 159 new federal programs and bureaucracies, lots more.  That’s truly terrifying considering what this chart alone represents: 

In addition to capturing the massive expansion of government and the overwhelming complexity of new regulations and taxes, the chart portrays: 

  • $569 billion in higher taxes;
  • $529 billion in cuts to Medicare;
  • swelling of the ranks of Medicaid by 16 million;
  • 17 major insurance mandates; and
  • the creation of two new bureaucracies with powers to impose future rationing: the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Independent Payments Advisory Board.


This monstrosity needs to be REPEALED, not reformed, not tweaked, but thrown out in total.  There is no way that the addition of so many federal programs and using the IRS as a policing agent will result in any better health care for anyone.