0bama’s tactics bear repeating! When he wants to CHANGE something, he creates the EXCUSE first. To rally public support for banning domestic oil drilling he needed a major oil spill first, hence the gulf oil rig disaster.
To switch health care to a SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM, he’ll need 0bamacare to morph into chaos requiring such a switch.
Shutting down the Catholic hospitals because they refuse to comply with Obamacare, constricting 1/4 of the supply, might be that trigger / switch.
I have heard from so many doctors in the last few weeks that haven’t been paid for Medicare services in over TWO MONTHS. Some are going to have to start laying off nurses and office staff.
The government has diverted the payments to implementing and it is only going to get worse...
Medicare 27.4% doctor pay cut set for 2012 unless Congress acts
A 27.4% reduction to doctor pay starting Jan. 1 would have devastating consequences on all physicians and the millions of patients who rely on the insurance program for coverage, patient advocacy associations and organized medicine groups have warned. Beneficiaries would suffer from not being able to see the doctors of their choice, and physicians would weigh leaving the program and perhaps closing their doors.
For physicians who don’t meet Medicare requirements for electronic prescribing, CMS will be taking similar approaches to determine payment penalties in 2013 and 2014 as it has for 2012.
In addition to authorizing e-prescribing penalties, Medicare statute requires CMS to levy a 1.5% penalty in 2015 on physicians who do not participate successfully in the program’s physician quality reporting system. The agency is moving forward with plans to use 2013 PQRS activity to determine if a physician should be penalized in 2015.