Skip to comments.Obamacare 'sticker shock' coming soon
Posted on 02/18/2013 4:20:18 AM PST by BO Stinkss
We've seen health insusrance rates rise up to 20% in recent months for many plans. But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to what will happen when Obamacare is fully implemented.
Many young, healthy Americans could soon see a jump in their health insurance costs, and insurance companies are saying: It's not our fault.
The nation's insurers are engaged in an all-out, last-ditch effort to shield themselves from blame for what they predict will be rate increases on policies they must unveil this spring to comply with President Obama's health-care law.
Insurers point to several reasons that premiums will rise. They will soon be required to offer more-comprehensive coverage than many currently provide. Also, their costs will increase because they will be barred from rejecting the sick, and they will no longer be allowed to charge older customers sharply higher premiums than younger ones.
Supporters of the law counter that concerns about price hikes are overstated, partly because federal subsidies will cushion the blow.
The insurers' public relations blitz is being propelled by a growing cast of executives, lobbyists, conservative activists and state health officials. They increasingly use the same catchphrase - "rate shock" - to warn about the potential for price surges.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The Affordable Care Act carries Obama’s name, but if you recall, during the prepassage discussion there was an effort to find who actually wrote all that crap. The authorship was never determined.
It goes much deeper than Obama......... The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise. There should be heads on pikes lining the bridges across the Potomac. There should be wailing and gnashing of teeth in union halls and black ghettos. there should be massive elimination
But what happens when Medicaid itself is destroyed? The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011” becomes a hollow mockery, a cell phone in every hand with no towers to relay the attempts to send a message.
Major medical decisions deferred and turned over to an “evaluation panel”, whose singular purpose is to give an official “No” to almost every form of treatment that is A) effective, and B) not for the benefit of the “favored class” of the moment. Patient protection? Well, yeah, sort of, but only for the few, the rest are human debris to be swiftly gotten off the playing board. The “evaluation panel” will look at something known as “quality adjusted remaining years” (QARY) as one of their major determinants for taking individuals out of the “favored class” of patients, because their care would not be “affordable”. So much for the “affordable care” part of this act.
The real efforts will be directed at COMPELLING doctors to take an artificially reduced compensation for their services, by denying payment altogether, or paying so little as to make the practice of medicine a form of servitude, with a huge exit price for anybody who wants to give up practice. Nobody, in their view, should become “rich by preying on the misery of others”. Better, perhaps, that those others should die in misery with their illnesses untreated, as very quickly, as the older doctors flee or die themselves, there shall be no one to take their place in the ranks.
At some point, medical practitioners will come to the patient with so little real skills or knowledge, that the victim, er, patient would be better served to self-treat, being responsible only for their own personal state of health, by which time the whole problem of health care shall have come full circle.
No third party, anywhere or under any circumstances, has quite the compelling interest in anybody’s state of health as the individual directly affected. A second party may be induced to provide the necessary treatment, as a direct obligation between the patient and the practitioner, and this obligation has, until very recently, been a matter of paying a satisfactory price to settle those obligations.
Hell do you really think he wants to provide medical treatment to anyone other than his family and lapdogs? He just wanted the revenue from Obamacare and the ability to implant people and ave access to every American’s finances as a control tool. The panels will be denying benefits left and right to keep the lionshare in their coffers. The 0’ supporters are about to experience reality. 0 is clearly drunk with power and they can’t see it
Funny you should say that.
Shortly after the collapse of the USSR, they studied the gov and found it wasn't a govt as we understand it but an organized crime syndicate.
Run a country like organized crime and it will collapse every time just as we are seeing now in this country.
Weren’t the authors the Apollo Project?
My best finding was that the authors were ultimately controlled by the Tides Foundation.
All Soros/Ayers related.
They've each had their part in writing "Stimulus" and 0Care.
Bureaucrats are smarter than us, so they will make good decisions. This is Rule by the Experts. A meritocracy. GS 12's are smart, and you can practically feel the air going out of the room when a 15 or SES walks in.
Politicians are more moral and more compassionate than us. This is rule by an enlightened vanguard elite, wardheeling being the time-tested means of bringing the best human material to the top.
No significant transactions shall be tainted by self-interest, and all goods will be allocated politically. This will ensure efficiency and eliminate corruption.
Of course, the political and administrative elites who labor selflessly on our behalf should be compensated appropriately, since a low-morale meritocracy is not good. The political class will thus have the highest incomes, reflecting merit and social contribution.
Organized crime has nothing to do with it ....
Not that I doubted you, but I checked with the experts “Icepick”, “Hammer”, “Bat”, and “Kneecap” and they persuaded me you are correct.
The dems are not an organized crime syndicate.
Good observations. The only disagreement I have is with this: “as the older doctors flee or die themselves, there shall be no one to take their place in the ranks.” Oh, there will be replacements: foreign-trained doctors who are not as competent and probably don’t have a good grasp of the English language.
Eventually I see brand new hospitals lined up on the Mexican side of the border, or Canadian....to handle the potential new clients who don’t want Government care...New medical/insurance companies will pop up for medical tourism for those who want, and can afford better medical care. Like in Europe, the medical profession here in the US will be like a fast food career....The US Government in shock at all of the retirements, or repatriation of foreign doctors (who go back home due to lack of income), will open up schools/universities (over riding the AMA) for doctor techs to handle low impact diseases, physicals, tests, etc....while the qualified doctor’s only handle the more typical, difficult cases....(which will have patients lining up around their offices in lengths of city blocks).