Skip to comments.Obamacare Just Fleeced A Children’s Hospital
Posted on 09/30/2013 3:41:47 PM PDT by lowbridge
As October 1 approaches, Americans are getting a closer look at the cost of dysfunction on Capitol Hill. The promises about Obamacare, such as you can keep your own doctor and the average family will pay less, have all been exposed as fraud.
The cold, dark reality is that employers are dumping coverage. Networks of physicians and hospitals are scarce. And increased deductible payments are taking a chunk out of whats left of the middle class.
As I write, its a beautiful fall day here in St. Louis, where Im attending a board meeting and visiting close friends. But the newspaper is full of stories about upset parents whose Obamacare-sanctioned Blue Cross plan wont include access to the excellent St. Louis Childrens Hospital or the highly rated Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
In St. Louis, as in most other metro areas with more than 500,000 people, the top-rated institutions have decided they dont want the revenue cut that comes with servicing the Obamacare clientele.
Sadly, this reaffirms something D.C. insiders have known for a while: Obamacare is creating a de facto two-tiered system of healthcare. The wealthy, the government officials and the connected will be served at different facilities than the rest of us. The best doctors and the newest drugs will only be available to those outside the Obamacare exchanges.
And as time passes, the gulf between these two systems will grow. Healthcare companies that are experts at controlling costs many of which currently administer Medicaid for the poor are lining up to write policies in the Obamacare exchanges. On the other hand, old-line health insurance companies and other respected leaders in employer-based policies arent even participating in the exchanges.
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I’m wondering if this is another method of weeding out Americans?
If people are picky about their soap imagine how "happy" people are going to be when they are forced to change their healthcare or their doctor.
This stuff just hasn't hit people yet. They don't understand the possible ramifications.
It will be really interesting when people finally wake up.
And I don't think I would want to be standing near anyone in Congress who currently has a (D) after their name.
Looks just like the systems the Dems have always touted and wanted to replicate. Why’s anyone complaining? THis what you wanted!!!!
People who are pointing out ways that Obamacare is dysfunctional are missing the picture. It is INTENDED to be dysfunctional.
Articles like this will clutter the landscape from both sides of the political spectrum. You will soon be dumbfounded to hear the MSM leveling all kinds of charges against the new system. That was the whole point!
The law was written so that, in case the original implementation wasn’t bad enough, the regulatory controls were in place to squeeze the profit margin out of insurers and providers guaranteeing wholesale migrations to the inadequate and expensive exchanges.
The differences in news coverage between the MSM and other outlets will be that the MSM will start the mantra that the way out of the morass is not defunding or repeal, but SINGLE PAYER!
Cuba’s two-tiered health system. While tourists and government officials are taken care of, there’s little left for general public
Byron (not his real name) is a 30-year-old doctor in Cuba, a former medical student from Africa who came to
Cuba on a Commonwealth country scholarship. Because he speaks fluent English and French, and understands
three other European languages, the government assigns him to treating tourists whom, he confirms, lack for
nothing in Cuba. The tourist hospitals are excellent, the quality of care delivered to a high standard, as high as
any you will find in any Western country, he says. The hospital pharmacies provide whatever drugs tourists
Care for top government officials and those in the military is also excellent. “They also lack for nothing,” Byron
said. But after providing for the needs of tourists and the top government officials, the health system has little
left for the general public. I asked Byron about a man I had seen sitting on the pavement, wrapping raw lesions
on his foot with filthy rags. The care with which he was tending his gaping holes made an impression on me, and
made me wonder why he lacked proper care. Byron identified the man’s malady — a disease that slaves had
brought to Cuba from Africa 400 years ago — as one easily treated, but not with the medicines available in the
“The government doesn’t give a shit about the poor,” he stated matter-of-factly. “The poor have no medicines,
no painkillers, no nothing.”
Imagine how those 75 to 80 percent of Americans are going to feel when this clusterf--k hits full force.
But it worked so well in the Soviet Union...
OR maybe. You can keep your Doctor.....IF you can find where he/she has re-located to.
The really scary thing is that we can see what nationalized health care will look like. Just take a look at what our government has done with the VA, and the way our veterans are having to wait over a year for their benefits...
For those in the exchange market, the premiums, co-pays and deductibles will be a bitter pill to swallow coupled with the limited provider networks designed to prevent access to specialists. This will be a big rip off for the middle class individual and family under most circumstances.
If you get sick, take your money out of the bank and put it in cash. Sign up for the exchange and pay the first month and get your care fot the next two months (you will still have insurance coverage). If you still can’t work, you’ve got disability and Medicaid to fall back on. The point is that healthy people should not support this corrupt system by subsidizing the exchanges. It’s bad for the individual and advances and stabilizes 0-care.
What Obama is doing is satisfying his marxist cohort's drive to control the bodies of every person in America.
When the bodies are controlled, the souls are easier to snatch.
Well, that is how Satan thinks anyways.