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Posted on 03/21/2014 7:13:19 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
American Medical Association: ObamaCare Poses "Risk" for Doctors
20 March 2014
The American Medical Association (AMA), a key supporter of ObamaCare, is now realizing that a rule found in the healthcare law could hurt doctors. The rule ultimately leaves doctors with the costs for services they administer to their patients if the patients do not pay their premiums.
Fox News reports, At issue is a 90-day grace period which lets patients who are not paying their premiums keep coverage for 90 days before it can be canceled. Under the rule, insurers are responsible for paying any claims during the first month of that period but not necessarily for any claims during the final 60 days.
On Wednesday, the AMA warned that the rule could pose a significant financial risk for doctors and hospitals.
Managing risk is typically a role for insurers, but the grace period rule transfers two-thirds of that risk from the insurers to physicians and health care providers, said AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven.
Ironically, a few years ago, the American Medical Association had endorsed the new healthcare law, a fact that was touted by ObamaCare advocates at every opportunity. The Obama administration continually attempted to give the appearance that the medical community was in full support of ObamaCare, with President Obama even surrounding himself with doctors during a ceremony in the Rose Garden when he was campaigning for public support for his Affordable Care Act.
I have NO sympathy for them.
I swear, if someone tried to write a dark comedy, it couldn’t be as good (bad?) as what ObeyMeCare is morphing into day after day after day. If one ever needed to know the definition of FUBAR, they’ve found it.
There’s only one sane way out of this mess for doctors, break the contract, pay the penalty and never look back at Obamacare. By the time they pay for the grifters who never pay a single premium, these doctors will be bankrupt anyway.
You shilled for it, o enjoy it.
Me neither! I quit The AMA years ago over this. Every time they contact me I remind them of the fact that they sold out doctors and patients for monetary gain. Because, that's what they did.
AMA pushed hard for this crap.
Hey AMA, “Embrace the Suck”
We need massive civil resistance. We can be just like Holder - ignore the laws we don’t want.
the effing doctors should have realized that their insurance schemes to make themselves rich would eventually backfire
so figure it out you slimes
DUH. But it’s a little late for the AMA.
I hope the last remaining doctors in the AMA quit.
Obama is a lawyer, Pelosi is a lawyer, Schumer is a lawyer
When Barry’s popularity does down into the 20s and people have had enough taxes levied on them and things taken away from them or authorizes millions of illegal aliens to cross the border (when there is so much massive unemployment) that day may come sooner rather than later. Right now it’s about removing democrats and RINOs from political office.
judas priest, I didn’t know that disgusting Pelosi was a lawyer, but what is your point
The AMA only represents about 25% of US Doctors.
I'd say it's less than that. The AMA does NOT represent the average doctor in practice, in fact they are truly despised by the majority of real doctors who actually are in the trenches treating patients.
I've NEVER belonged to it and never will.
Ask your friendly neighborhood physician what they really think of the AMA.
I'll wager it's less than flattering.
I don’t think so. The CMS gestappo would be in full fines/ fees and revocation mode. CMS calls the shots for every single standard in healthcare, even for cash paying citizens. Don’t get me wrong, standards of care of fantastic, until you pull back the layers, like standards of education.
Didn’t they read this law before issuing their support for it?