Skip to comments.Experts: New Health Rules Show Obamacare Will Raise Costs
Posted on 11/21/2012 1:05:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
The federal government has issued a series of sweeping new rules and regulations surrounding Obamacarebenefits that health-industry experts fear could end up costing Americans more.
Betsy McCaughey, a former New York lieutenant governor under George Pataki and author of Decoding the Obamacare Law, told Newsmax the new rules and regulations will cost consumers more.
Meanwhile, companies with 50 or more employees will have a choice of sponsoring a health plan for 100 percent of their workers or paying an annual penalty of $2000. One study shows a third of those employers with 50 or more workers may opt to pay the annual penalty and drop their coverage. The extra costs may force some companies to reduce a number of their full-time workers to part-time status.
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And this surprises . . no one.
What a surprise.
The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” neither protects patients (death panels and all, you know), nor does it succeed in being affordable, as there is an open-ended escalation as more and more previously uninsured persons flood into the system, thus taxing the system far beyond its scope.
The most misnamed piece of legislation since the Feingold-McCain Campaign Finance Reform act.
Quick somebody find me a photo of Gomer Pyle: SHAZAMM!
Never saw this one coming./sarc
All by design.
Higher costs for all, tens of millions still uninsured, insurance companies forced out of business (”You can keep your plan”), hundreds of thousands of employees fired, doctors underpaid and leaving profession, death panels denying care to patients...leave it to government to thoroughly destroy anything that works and is good and leave a patronage disaster behind.
We are so screwed. How did our great country come to this?
Shocking. The government lied to us! I never thought that could happen.
“We are so screwed. How did our great country come to this?”
My view is that it all started with our colleges and universities being taken over by the Marxists. Then, it was only a matter of time before these termites had totally infested the “government schools” turning our offspring against everything for which the country once stood! My parents moved to San Francisco in 1936 from NYC. At that time, the professors at UC Berkeley were openly telling the world that they planned on making Berkeley the first Communist city in the United States, and they have succeeded there and a lot of other places as well.
20,000,000 illegals added to the system, 16,000 new I.R.S. agents to enforce obamacare and not a single new doctor.
not a single new doctor.”””
Actually, a poll done in spring of 2012, showed that 60% of doctors & other professionals in the medical field would quit under Obamacare.
I agree. Two biggest problems are the indoctrination via public schools and MSM. It has been going on a long time but the degree of liberalism has ramped up to the point that the current crop of kids coming up in much of the country are gone. It will be hard to reach them as they have been totally brainwashed. As the older people die out - Game Over.
This country is so big and resillent that the collapse won’t come during Obama’s term but many many years later. It could finally blow up under a Republican president and they would blame Republicans and not Obama, LBJ and FDR. we are so screwed.
i’ve seen various percentages, but whatever it was it’ s a significant percentage. more so many would drop medicare patients.
Actually, illegal aliens are exempt from the tax on violating the individual mandate. They don’t get the privilege of paying a tax on being too destitute to afford health insurance or too pious to subsidize the intrinsic evils that such purchase must entail.
PS: As for doctors, I’ve heard some considering continuing their practices through relocation to foreign countries.