On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The act’s supporters say it will achieve the long-sought goal of universal health insurance while preserving the high quality and freedom of choice that are the hallmarks of America’s health care system.
Peter Ferrara, author of The Obamacare Disaster, says the act’s supporters are wrong.
“Obamacare is a disaster,” Ferrara writes. “Rather than liberate the American health care system from bureaucracy and waste, it blankets it with more of both, suffocating innovation and destroying freedom. The result is a system that is inconsistent with the freedom, prosperity, high living standards, and traditions of the American people.”
Ferrara has been writing books and reports on health care and entitlement reform for three decades. He served as a senior staff member in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Ronald Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. He also has served as an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law. He received an undergraduate degree in economics magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Praise for The Obamacare Disaster
“In writing this book, Peter Ferrara and The Heartland Institute have done what I would have thought was impossible. In 66 pages, they have presented a ringing indictment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) and its companion laws. In this book, you will find a comprehensive summary of the law, its unintended (and intended) consequences, and common-sense alternatives that have been on the table for years.
“As someone deeply involved in health care issues on a political and business level, I have spent almost every waking minute since March 2010 working to understand where my profession is headed. On every single page of this book, I found new insights, new research, and new clarity. Bottom line is that we are headed for a true disaster for our health care, our economy, and our personal freedoms. The chilling nature of the changes are enough to keep one up at night.
“In regards to style, this is an immensely approachable book. I found the writing style to be extremely straightforward and understandable. The citations are impeccably researched and referenced. In fact, I was so engrossed I read the entire thing at one sitting.
“I have ordered a full case of these in order to hand out to my friends and physician acquaintances. Moreover, I intend to carry my personal copy every single day until Obamacare is repealed. For anyone who cares about their health and their country (especially you politicians out there), this is a MUST READ book.”
— Arie Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P, F.A.W.M.
National Director of Physician Outreach,
Physicians’ Council for Responsible Reform