Failure 5Dr. Michael J. O’Connell, New Hampshire commented:

1.  Healthcare – Affordable healthcare act? Only a minuscule portion of the uninsured population has received coverage they didn’t have (and mostly didn’t want) before ACA, and many of those now covered have insurance that is equivalent to Medicaid.  Most independent physicians will not accept this paltry reimbursement, so will not enroll.  Sum total, failure

2.  Foreign policy – Ukraine, loss of Crimea, impending loss of the eastern 1/3 of the country, and with puny economic sanctions as Obama’s response? Syrians still killing one another.  Genocide     in the African desert.  Taliban biding their time through the Afghan “elections” and they will once again ravage the country, reinstall Sharia law, and foment terrorists abroad.  Egypt an economic and political mess, the Palestinian question no closer to resolution, Iran reactors centrifuging and purifying and lying and our weakness in this affair emboldening Iran to send a leader of the 1980 embassy hostage fiasco to represent them at the UN? Sum total, failure.

3.  Domestic – Given Obama’s sticky sweet relationship with Hollywood, he clearly still shines there, dancing and singing and ‘selfing’ with the stars. Isn’t that so clever of this president?  So much talent to entertain.  While the economy continues its 6th year of slogging along, adding few higher paying jobs, then he laments the wage gap between the top 2% and the rest of society.  About the only good news is the lack of an illegal immigrant policy – good because we no longer need one.  The desire to find a job in US has lost its appeal.  Mexico is looking a whole lot more respectable.  Sum total, failure, but with a song.

4.  Energy – Thanks to the aggressive natural gas exploration by private companies, we enjoy the distinction of now being an energy exporter, no thanks to Obama and his attempts to over regulate the industry and encourage higher prices.

5.  Global warming – Words, words, words. Observation and no action.  …dismal Failure.

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see:

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