Skip to comments.Uncovered Video: Obama Explains How His Health Care Plan Will 'Eliminate' Private Insurance...
Posted on 08/03/2009 9:47:37 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
Maybe waiting to post it after it accumulated more good comments. LOL
“What’s in your wallet?”.....oops...no....I mean....”DOWN WITH OBAMACARE”.
A)-He's going to force doctors and nurse to work for free, drug companies to supply drugs for free, and medical supply companies to provide all medical equipment and supplies for free, which means everyone working for them will have to work for free...
We'll be paying more taxes than Canadians do.... Which sounds more likely to you? A) or B)? (or maybe A and B?)
also, do ANY of the MSM Obama worships bother to think about what the cost of eliminating private health insurance companies will be?
How many MILLIONS of jobs will be lost, The THOUSANDS of offices that will be closed, forced into bankruptcy, another round of people loosing their retirement savings as these companies, which do more than provide health insurance, shrivel up and die?
The Billions- no- TRILLIONS of dollars all these insurance companies generate for the economy via employment, advertising, consuption of supplies such as office equipment furnaute computers papers etc etc?
Yeah, this is a SMART plan, eliminate private insurance, and make the remaining 50 million people who may have a job left in this country pay for the other 250 million people.
Just what kind of health care do people really think they are going to have with so few paying for so many?
Turd world countries will have better health care.
Anyone with one iota of common sense already new this. Maybe it will help those without.
Private doctors, the majority of doctors, make their living off of private insurance. On Medicare rates they have to go out of practice. Much of the excellence in the American healthcare system is perceived by grateful patients as directly related to their private doctors. The public, within five years, will have no private doctor to go to.
At least 40% of physicians in private practice are over 55 years of age, and many have less than full time practices...they will be forced to shut down even with malpractice reform. If specialists were paid what they were paid in 1990, the malpractice crisis would disappear. The draconian cuts to specialists in private practice serving Medicare is where the money went that was applied for malpractice ins. prior to 1991 for most specialists. The vast cuts of 1991, remaining essentially constant for 18 years up to the present with essentially no increases at all, were part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 and not announced when they were phased in on Jan 1 1991. Some specialists, with practices of more than 50% medicare, noted cuts amounting to 65% in their practices...with no relief up to the present time. The Dem health bills anticipate national health ins. reimbursements to drop for ALL private physicians to equal or less than the 1991 levels.
Except for a few professional articles, no attention was paid to the effect of the 1991 medicare cuts and the rising inability of MDs at the time to meet rising malpractice premiums...the Congress itself, Democrat, during the Reagan administration, caused the malpractice crisis in the first place by under compensating the doctors on Medicare way below exisisting discounted Blue Cross/Blue Shield reimbursment rates.
One specialist I know says he was paid $32 a point in 1990, close, but lower than BC/BS, and, in Jan 1991 Medicare dropped his specialties reimbursement to $16, and it has remained at $16 and a few cents for 18 years!! Isn’t cost containment wonderful! His specialty is totally dependent on private insurance for existence in private practice.