Skip to comments.New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals
Posted on 12/08/2013 6:54:37 PM PST by iowamark
Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nations leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres.
Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.
Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even inefficient, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obamas 2010 healthcare law.
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And Mayo Clinic, too, I’ve heard.
But, we FReepers knew this...and did our level best to warn others...three years ago.
Mayo’s adapting by entering into partnerships with smaller hospitals all over the world. They’ll provide access to their experts for a fee, the small hospitals get to make limited references to the Mayo name in their advertising. Whether DemoCare will reimburse for those services when ordered through a partner hospital remains to be seen.
Those hospitals are reserved for our masters.
Of course they are not going to let the “little” people go to places that are actually effective. That's just for your rulers, celebrities, and rich guys doncha know?
Ah. Yes. Steer the once haughtier masses to the infectionary neighborhood clinics when they may be assayed and normed by the ward bosses and community organizers?
let me guess, 1% of the bed space wont be available for ‘the common folks’
gee, never saw that coming
Never was about providing healthcare...it was about controlling access...namely ours.
“Well, how else did any one think they were going to make health care affordable? If people die at 50 they’ve saved around 30 years of expenses.”
BINGO! And most of the health expenses do occur after age 50, so just think all the money they will save.
I remember a Star Track episode where an “evolved culture” made everyone walk into a disintegrator at age 50. Obamacare won’t do it quite that way, you just won’t get proper medical care and die, saving the government money. That is the only way Obamacare will be “affordable”.
Perhaps the word they are looking for is "competent." Competence is often expensive. People who are competent usually became competent in order to make more money. Top medical centers have high quality, expensive staff.
I find it fascinating that many socialists don't seem to care at all about competence. They want free medical care for all, but they never want to discuss quality of care. "That's elitist!"
I also find it fascinating that the socialists seem to assume that doctors and others working in health care will be happy to be demoted to socialist perks. Did a single doctor go ever to medical school in order to to help Democrats be elected?
What's not to love?
I agree. Never was about our access to health care. It was also about access to our money for the government and the Insurance Companies.
The Ins. Companies will rue the day the went to bed with the DC mongrels, and it won’t be just a bad case of fleas either.
Are there enough masters to keep these hospitals in business? Will there be enough peeps NOT on the exchanges to?