Skip to comments.Ten Things to Expect from Obamacare in 2014
Posted on 10/17/2013 9:19:07 AM PDT by listenhillary
It's been clear to anyone paying attention that the October "rollout" of Obamacare has been a turbulent, confusing disaster. Sloppy IT systems and technological failures combined to cripple Obamacare's sign-up systems. Security flaws put Americans at risk for identity theft.
In an almost comical understatement, President Obama summarized these massive failures as "a few glitches." I think that Luke Chung, IT expert and president of database solutions firm FMS, explained the situation much more accurately:
"What should clearly be an enterprise quality, highly scalable software application felt like it wouldn't pass a basic code review. It appears the people who built the site don't know what they're doing, never used it and didn't test it."
Chung went on to call it a "technological disaster."
(Excerpt) Read more at caseyresearch.com ...
This is an excellent article.
The fundamental question is - will Democrat voters continue to “hope” that that Obamacare is a positive, in the face of everyday evidence and experience that says it’s a huge fubar.
It this doesn't turn your stomach, you've got a strong stomach.
When it becomes apparent to those that sign up for new health plans with unaffordable deductibles, when the new Medicaid member can’t have the needed medical procedure because no doctors are accepting patients, I hope they look back on how hard the TEA party and a handful of Republicans have fought to stop this horrible decent into madness.
I hope they remember the media talking heads that lied and shielded politicians and the administration by ridiculing their accusers.
Anyone registered as a Republican can prepare to be SCREWED by 0bamacare. Health care will be used as a weapon against anyone who doesn’t bow to the King. Why should we think things will be different than they were for the Tea Party over at the IRS? And WTF has happened to the hearings and Lerner? Crickets..
So be prepared to see your non salaried Doc go belly up oh around January 1,2015
From the article:
Ten Things to Expect from Obamacare in 2014
1. The expansion of Medicaid, with increased cost burden for taxpayers.
2. “Sticker shock” as the reality of higher health insurance premiums hits home.
3. Large and small employers are cutting health insurance benefits.
4. The employer-based health insurance policies that remain will have higher out-of-pocket costs for employees.
5. Fewer types of health insurance policies can be offered under Obamacare.
6. Many people cannot keep their doctors.
7. Further destruction of Medicare.
8. Loss of ownership of your medical records.
9. More waivers and exemptions for the political elites and Democrat cronies.
10. On January 1, 2014, the Individual Mandate to purchase Obamacare-compliant health insurance goes into effect.
Can you give me a source for your statement....I want to post it on FB....where I posted the article. Or...something that I can refer people to???
now TPTB deem it unnecessary to have mammograms or pap smears as often....I notice that women are being told they can't be prescribed ambien in 10mg doses, because of some ruse of a study...
we'll see "studies" showing that the insurance companies do not need to pay for many things....
so we will see less care, fewer drugs prescibed,or limited types of drugs prescribed, fewer surgeries allowed, as well as fewer diagnostics in general...
so the key word is "less"....we will have less health care....much less...and the longer it goes on , the lesser we'll get...
It's not only a violation of the 5th Amendment, but it also violates Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade established the right to privacy. I personally believe that the right to privacy is inherent in the unenumerated rights referred to in the Ninth Amendment, although I dont believe it is applicable to the abortion issue, but thats a subject for another day.
So the question is: If the right to privacy designated in Roe v. Wade is widely accepted (especially by leftists) as the Law of the Land, wouldnt that mean that the government has no right to our personal healthcare information?
Doesnt that put Obamacare at odds with Roe v. Wade, and thus render it unconstitutional? Of course I realize that the Supreme Court ruled Obamacare to be constitutionally valid, but that is because the right to privacy was never brought up in the arguments to be considered, nor addressed in the Courts decision.
“it also violates Roe v. Wade.”
That’s a good point if a rational person looked at it. I fear we have a shortage of rational people in charge.
I will try to find it. The statement was made at least a year ago.
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The beauty part is that it doesn't require rational people to be in charge. If every public conservative opponent of Obamacare were to make this point vigorously and loudly at every public forum (including TV, radio, campaign ads and on the Senate and House floors), it would put the Democrats on the defensive in a really embarrassing way.
It's a reverse Alinsky, and I think the point needs to be publicly made at every opportunity.
Excellent article written by an actual doctor.
Wouldn’t it be something if the doctors who treat our rulers went on a strike, refusing to treat them in solidarity with the doctors out here in the real world?
A white out.
sorry, that’s probably racis. Verbotten in Obamaland.
When is that supposed to kick in?
Only if you have capital gains on the sale and income above $400,000 I think.
I would happily pay that if I had capital gains on the house I’m trying to sell and I had a $400,000 income. I don’t meet the criteria. ;(
Not that I support soaking the rich, I just wish I was in that category.
Still looking for the officials name Karen something or other...... but here is a quote from Healthcare Finance Industry article “Dollars and Sense, Mitigating Budget Risk For ICD 10” dated February 1, 2013
“Potential Budget Risks
A significant number of tasks and activities should be accounted for in an organizations ICD-10 budget, from assessment to remediation to system/process/policy upgrades to post-compliance remediation. These 10 areas can help prepare an organization for the work ahead. As healthcare finance leaders delve deeper into the ICD-10 preparation process, this list can be customized for their organizations needs.
Risk No. 1: Insufficient cash-on-hand. Because the projected fiscal impact of CD-10 will be different for each organization, there is no correct answer as to how much cash on hand is required to support the transition to ICD-10. Estimated requirements range from six to 12 months of cash on hand,
$12,000 bucks for Obama for the sale on every house in DC.
Huh. Somebody is going to be upset, unless they have secured an exemption.
The HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook, a blueprint for provider and payers ICD-10 implementation, recommends that practices should have a minimum of six months of cash reserves to mitigate revenue impacts during the transformation period.
Thank you...that should help.
-——Obamacare seeks to replace the adaptability and efficiency of our free markets with heavy-handed government control and micromanaging by bureaucrats who don’t have a clue about what really helps patients.——
and..... is grounds for revolution.
$700M doesn't go as far as it used to.
TALKING POINTS---A West Virginia nonprofit has turned down a federal grant it received to help residents navigate new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act after it received an inquiry from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey about how it would protect consumer information. Clarksburg-based West Virginia Parent Training Inc. did not respond to a letter it received from Morrisey directing it to answer 26 questions about the group's personnel and hiring practices, including employee background checks and employee monitoring programs, the Sunday Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/17M1QVe) reported. (Excerpt) Read more at sanluisobispo.com ...
YOUR TURN--Contact your state AG---ask him/her to issue a letter of inquiry to groups receiving federal "Navigator" grants. The inquiry should center on questions WRT how the group intends to protect consumer data.
In particular, the questionnaire should ask if the tax-funded "Navigator" program intends to transfer personal/ financial/medical data of the insured to the local/county/national Democrat Party, relevant Unions, banks, investment companies, drug companies, insurance companies. Trial Lawyers' associations and whether "Navigators" have sub rosa contracts with these, and other groups, plan to profit, to provide significant info to enrich databases for pecuniary purposes.
The AG also needs to confirm (1) whether the "navigator" was ever convicted of a felony....... and....(2) whether the "navigator" can be bonded.
Most importantly demand that your AG enforce the requirement that "Navigators" must have a state insurance license (consists of a comprehensive test on all aspects of insurance and compels a background check).
DAILY CALLER.COM--Kansas Obamacare navigator
has outstanding arrest warrant / by Michael Volpe
Rosilyn Wells the Director of Outreach and Enrollment for the Heartland Community Health-care Center (HCHC)-- was hired as an Obamacare "navigator" despite her shady financial history: (1) a bankruptcy in 2003, (2) a 2007 civil charge from a local check cashing business for writing a bad check, (3) being more than $1700 behind on her state tax bill, and, (4) having an outstanding arrest warrant in nearby Shawnee County. Wells lives and works in Douglass County.
INCONVENIENT FACTOID one story surfaced last week that the same crew that got the contract for the ObamaCare website were former data/media/social media people from the Obama campaign.
INCONVENIENT FACTOID Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice President at CGI Federal for Civilian Agency programs, is Princeton Class of 1985---same dumbed-down class as Michelle Obama. Both are members of Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
A GLIMPSE OF WHAT'S TO COME A November 30, 2012 Cato.com report indicated the Insurance Exchanges will cost Twice What it Costs to Administer Medicare (NOT what the WH twit told Americans).
ONE STATE'S LAUNCH--- In March 2013 CATO.COM reported "The Cost to Launch the California Health Insurance Exchange is $910 million".
So far (2012) California has received $910 million in federal grants to launch its new health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). The California exchange, "Covered California," has so far awarded a $183 million contract to Accenture to build the website, enrollment, and eligibility system and another $174 million to operate the exchange for four years.
The state will also spend $250 million on a two-year marketing campaign. By comparison California Senator Barbara Boxer spent $28 million on her 2010 statewide reelection campaign while her challenger spent another $22 million.
The most recent installment of the $910 million in federal money was a $674 million grant. The exchange's executive director noted that was less than the $706 million he had asked for. "The feds reduced the 2014 potential payment for outreach and enrollment by about $30 million," he said. "But we think we have enough resources on hand to do the biggest outreach that I have ever seen."
For additional perspective....private insurance marketing site, Esurance sells not only health insurance but also things like homeowners and auto insurance across the country......author put his zip code into their system along with his age, they offered him 87 different health plans from all the big players in my area.
Now granted, the new health insurance exchanges are more complex because they have to interface with Medicaid and the IRS as well as calculate subsidies. But the order of magnitude difference in what it cost to launch esurance compared to the California exchange is pretty big.
Privately funded Esurance began its multi-product national web business in 1998 with an initial $5.5 million round of venture fund investment in 1999 and a second round of $34 million a few months later.
The start-up experience of other major web companies is also instructive. Facebook received $13.7 million to launch in 2005. eBay was founded in 1995 and received its first venture money in 1997$6.7 million.
Even doubling these private investments for inflation still leaves quite a gap.