The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is subject to the law of unintended consequences. The law may proclaim that it protects patients when it in fact it restricts the health-care options of those it’s intended to protect. The Affordable Care Act says that it will increase access to affordable care when in fact its endless mandates will drive up the cost of care. The false advertising of the Affordable Care Act’s title conceals a wealth of difficulties with its internal design, which make its scheme unsustainable in the long run.
I am an Air Force Veteran of the Cold War and the First Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). I live on a wooded hilltop with my two rescued dogs, Yogi and Ranger, and two rescued cats, White Sox, and Mittens. We share my land with several deer, a family of red-tailed hawks, a barn owl, numerous squirrels (that my dogs and the cat tree together), a family of pileated woodpeckers and numerous cottontail rabbits, and an occasional opossum or raccoon.