Skip to comments.Hawaii Obamacare Leaders Warn: “We’re not Going to Have Any Health Care”
Posted on 05/13/2013 1:35:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
In the last few weeks, numerous Hawaii healthcare industry leaders have stepped forward to create deniability for themselves in the upcoming Hawaii Health Connector/Health Exchange disaster. Those who are implementing Obamacare in Hawaii are now putting themselves on the record explaining that Obamacare will mean higher insurance premiums, fewer doctors and nurses, and shuttered hospitals.
Here are their statements, accumulated in one place so that it can be clearly seen that many of those who are in charge are predicting failure:
HMSA Chief Predicts Obamacare 'Rate Shock' for Hawaii
Maui News May 9, 2013: If Hawaii consumers think health care reform will lower costs, especially in the short term, then they should brace themselves for "rate shock," said Michael Gold, president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Medical Service Association.
His comments came Wednesday, about a week after the Hawaii state insurance commissioner approved a rate increase of 6.8 percent for HMSA....
"Across the country, people are talking about what they're calling 'rate shock,' '' Gold said. "The idea behind 'rate shock' is that it will be a shock to everybody when rates actually go up instead of coming down once health care reform is implemented....
While it's a "good thing" to extend health coverage to more people, "the money has to come from someplace," Gold said. "It's going to come from, in a sense, all of us who've been paying up until now."
Insurance rates will go up to pay for federal levies assessed on health plans, he said, "and the health plans are going to build those into their rates because they don't have any extra money."...
(Excerpt) Read more at hawaiifreepress.com ...
“This thing will be a cataclysm for health care in this country.”
It doesn’t have to be, we can charge forward with a political movement towards nullification and repeal.
This massive hike should be harness to sway people away from Washington and Obamacare and back to free markets.
We should site this is proof of Big government failure.
The trainwreck is a few months away. When people get no healthcare and call a doctor only to be refused, the train is going to leave the tracks.
Gonna get real ugly.
Gonna get real ugly. Actually I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait for the great unwashed demturd voters who all of a sudden will realize their dreams of "free" healthcare are nothing more than smoke & mirrors. Especially when they can't find any doctors to treat them or examine them, and they end up overwhelming & killing the emergency rooms in most hospitals if not all hospitals. Just stay alert & well fortified, and let the demturds & entitlement class riot in the streets!
I’m looking forward to it, too. I can head to the Philippines and Asia as we have company offices there, cheaper too. The country needs to be crippled so we can rebuild.
does this just fall on we mere private sector workers?....
seriously, we couldn’t even get freepers to support Romney....how you gonna “charge forward” with folks that can’t work to defeat the most dangerous man in the world?...
“does this just fall on we mere private sector workers?.... “
Yeah and we’re so selfish!!
My thoughts exactly.
ObamaCare isn’t supposed to work, by design...The idea is to make it fail so bad, that the only solution is a complete government takeover of healthcare.
That’s why the Democrats didn’t really care about what was in the Bill itself.
We as conservatives are going to have to put aside our differences to achieve a few limited goals on the federal level.
This is not to say that we should forsake our other goals merely that we should presue theses other goals by diffrent means.
I am a firm believer that Washington is deadlocked for the good reason that we as a people cannot agree on theses issues and therefore should not function together on them.
Washington politicians including their employees both in and out of black robes have the corrupt position that if they can’t weld all power on the matter nobody should. We must resit, obstruct and ultimalty marginalia them at the State level.
SHUT DOWN WASHINGTON, let our States reclaim dominance on domestic affairs. Let the left run themselves and their poor states into the ground.
Yeah. A real shock.
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