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.
Which will send the US economy into a tailspin that will ensure our demise... can’t say we weren’t warned... but of course it was and still is racism to say as much... G-D Obama’s America and Obama himself.
People who pimped 0bamacare now bashing it? Gee, thanks. Only problem is, we’re stuck with this law. A-holes.
Oh my goodness! Obviously the employed are not paying enough taxes.
Gee, that’s kinda’ what you get when pols vote yes on bills they haven’t even read.
Well, what wonderful young student would sign up for Med school at this time?
Start with that.
But then, go to a local health food store and inquire about how this administration is choking out the preventive, out of pocket health care system.
It’s worse than most think. He has no intention of taking care of health and longevity.
I think a lot of individuals will just pay the penalty because the premiums are too high. I see in CA they are proposing an additional penalty on big business for part time workers that qualify for medical. I think it is if someone works even 8 hrs. a week. Meanwhile they’re spending millions of union wages to people to market the exchange in several languages.
However, when the unemployment rate (not counting the underemployed) of the under 30's is 25%, that means that 25% will be on medicaid.
That same unemployment rate is of course the direct consequence of the cost of Obamacare.
There's still no such thing as a free lunch no matter how many times liberals wish for one.
National healthcare is the keystone in the arch of the socialist state. — Lenin
Not even the folks in the (future) Obama Library? No Obamacare?
And that was the purpose of the whole thing...
Next fix will be “single payer.”
Do you know of any liberal/Dem proposed law/entitlement that didn't cost more than they said it would? They all knew they were under-reporting the cost: the important thing was to get it written into law, then push that we have to support it with more money ("It's the LAW!!").
Mark for read later...
Their governor could save his citizens millions of dollars by releasing the BC and telling the truth.
Thanks to Turncoat Justice Roberts on the USSC. He first voted to strike it down, then changed his mind leading up to the official decision.
(Could the reported government investigation, at the time, of his adopted children, had any bearing on him changing his mind?)
Health care is in a crisis right now: Reimbursements are going down, we've got aging facilities, doctors are leaving. If we don't change the way we do business, we're not going to have any health care." .
What are we to make of this?
oh no. I am shocked that O would have lied to us about his power grab/s