Skip to comments.Obama Rationing Plan Revealed in Lawsuit
Posted on 02/27/2013 4:01:17 PM PST by TurboZamboni
A federal lawsuit has revealed one of Obama's rationing plans. The Administration says states can cut Medicaid payments to doctors and other providers to hold down costs -- until they decide not to and states are stuck with the bill.
This is a breathtaking statement. President Obama's signature law, Obamacare, adds 16 million people to Medicaid. It offers states the "opportunity" to expand Medicaid at no cost for the first two years, and then offers to pay 90% of the cost in perpetuity of all individuals eligible under the expansion. The law also increases payment to primary care doctors for two years to encourage them to accept more Medicaid patients.
Perhaps the president was never planning to pay the full cost of Obamacare.
The administration's position, set forth in federal appeals court documents in California, was revealed Monday. As The New York Times reports, "In a brief filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, federal officials defended a decision by California to cut Medicaid payments to many providers by 10 percent."
"There is no general mandate under Medicaid to reimburse providers for all or substantially all of their costs," the administration claims.
(Excerpt) Read more at healthenews.cchfreedom.org ...
36% - percent of individual health plans currently offered that would fail Obamacare's maximum out-of-pocket limit.
49% - percentage of 400 providers not enrolled in Medicaid who see patients who can't afford to pay full fees - either pro bono or for what they can afford.
9% - effectiveness of current flu shot for senior citizens.
9.5% - maximum percent of employee income that's considered "affordable" for employer-sponsored coverage.
8% - percent of income considered "affordable" for individually purchased policies.
$20,000 - estimated cost of typical family health insurance policy purchased through an employer in 2016.
$15,400 - estimated cost of family insurance policy bought on government Exchange in 2016.
Sure would love a link to the source of that astounding information. I know where the last item came from, but not the rest.
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