Skip to comments.The Real ObamaCare Numbers: 6 Million Obamacare Sign-ups are Medicaid and the number is growing
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:56:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Registration was originally scheduled from “October 1, 2013–March 31, 2014” But the Obama Administration announced an extension of enrollment through mid-April. During the two week period, 1.1 million people were enrolled in Medicare, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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My view of all this is that we are going to see a exponentially increased number of general practitioners who will not be accepting any more Medicare or Medicaid patients. This probably will result in many cases where the doctors’ rolls are going to be limited to those patients with ‘real’ insurance.
Gee. Thanks Obama!
The folks in this group can read this and weep:
By accepting a tax credit, low-income or lower-middle class families face significant tax ramifications and potential financial risk. Congress has changed the rules twice on consumers for the credits, making the income cliffs steeper, and fully equipping the IRS to claw back overpaid subsidies (unlike the individual mandate penalty).
The flip side of the tax credits is almost unknown to the general public.
RE: My view of all this is that we are going to see a exponentially increased number of general practitioners who will not be accepting any more Medicare or Medicaid patients
The Obama solution -— FORCE them to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients under threat of confiscation of their license to practice medicine.
Hey, if they can force people to buy healthcare and force Christians to pay for abortion and Catholics to pay for other people’s contraceptives, this is but the next stepin the chain of things they plan to do.
Unconstitutional you say?
See: Roberts, John.
Free health care for the “professional voters” was always the intention of this legislation.
More wealth transfer from our community organizer in chief.
See tag line.
Yeah, they can try, but that kind of thing doesn’t work very well, at least not in this country. Force me to accept Medicaid? Fine, I close my business. Force me to bake a gay wedding cake? Fine, I only bake cupcakes now.
Liberals haven’t learned the lessons that communists and fascists already know: you have to take the freedom away first, before you can force people to act the way you want them too.
According to plan, totally destroy private health insurance to make way for single payer.
Medicare and Medicaid are inherently terrible ideas, proposed and signed in by a bunch of Commie Democrats and the well known Marxist LBJ. We need to shift the Overton Window towards complete privatization or the dismantling of these Marxist programs, rather than accept the government waste and ignorance of market forces which encompass these bills. Medicaid is basically Hussein Osama”s blueprint for his destruction of the American health care system (really, it could be said that LBJ was the person to plan out the government destruction of American freedoms, with Hussein simply following his orders).
I know. Isn’t “free” health care just GREAT! I’m just thrilled about all this. The ads running in the Reno market portray a 2 income family that, despite them both working, can’t quite afford health insurance for themselves and two kids. But now, thanks to obiecare, the government will help pay for part of the costs. Woo Hoo! I’m lucky(maybe not) there is still a working TV in the house I get so cranked up when I see those ads. Hey asshats. The government doesn’t have any money. It’s my money and millions of other tax payers. I don’t know about you but my health care costs are a little more than a third of my retirement check. So, pardon me if I don’t really feel like paying their medical premiums.
Government baiting and switching
I’ve experienced ‘refusal’ in a subtle manner. They decide what your insurance is worth and how much trouble and liability you present as a patient and you get put on a ‘do not allow list’.
They simply won’t give you an appointment. Millions of excuses and “call us back next week” but no appointment.
They can ‘force’ a doctor to take Medicare and Medicaid, but they cannot make them give an appointment.
Yeah, I’d keep a wary distance from Coulter and Ingraham if I were Palin, too.
But Coulter and Ingraham have both been 100 times more outspoken against illegal immigration and amnesty.
I’m sorry Palin hasn’t fought on the issue.
Which describes 0% of all the new people storming our border now.
At some point in time the lowest of low information tax paying Americans will think, So, I cant afford health insurance, but I have to pay for someone who doesn’t work to have health insurance. And on top of that, I pay a fine for not being able to afford it.
A lot of so-called “Americans” can act like Communists if you make the suggestion that people who can’t or won’t pay for their own health care ought to die. It’s unfortunate that it might be politically toxic to advocate for the government completely leaving health care; many RINOs try to argue that they are bigger defenders of Medicare than the Dementocrats.
Why would Sarah Palin have any qualms about keeping distance from Laura Ingram? I might could see that with Ann Coulter, but from Laura? No way. Sarah Palin shouldn’t be at all queasy about standing up for sovereignty, IMO.
RE: And on top of that, I pay a fine for not being able to afford it.
That one is practically unenforceable and in effect — useless. You can always claim HARDSHIP on your tax filing and the IRS won’t have the time to check your definition of “hardship”.
I know of many who did that among my circle of acquaintances and they still got their refund.