Just wait. The thing hasn’t really switched on yet.
FROM THE ALASKA DISPATCH:
TITLE: Alaska health insurance providers warn that premiums may skyrocket
Prepare for first-degree sticker shock if you own health insurance in Alaska, when major changes of Obamacare come into play.
While the act will produce winners and losers, and uncertainty will reign until the changes are in place Jan. 1, the state’s largest insurance company already anticipates having to raise premiums on thousands of Alaskans by heart-stopping amounts.
“For one thing, they’ll have no waiting period to get insurance. Someone who just got bad news from the heart doctor can walk into an insurance office and order a policy, Davis said. ‘It’s as if could you go home, see your house on fire, call Allstate and say, “Cover my home,”’ Davis said.
“With medical bills easily reaching into the millions of dollars, a few of those cases could quickly add up, significantly boosting overall rates.”
Went to the hospital’s urgent care clinic yesterday. Waited 4 hours. Lots of people there signing up for free health care. I was told the Dr’s offices are being overwhelmed now and there are long waits to see physicians. I don’t mean at urgent care, I mean any Dr’s appointment.
Rationing, huge backlogs are happening.
Actually, rising costs to insurers are by design: it’s to run them out of business so government care will be the only choice left. Liberals just shy away from saying what they really want to do.
Still waiting for a direct quote from a real health insurance CEO (not an “insurance” front for an investment company), that they were not involved in pushing for Extortion-Care. IN ANY FORM.
And how many of them went out of business in MassaExtortionchusetts?
The “Affordable” Care Act should be more appropriately called ObamaDoesn’tCareAndHeNeverWill. JMHO.
By Mid 2014, when things are getting very ugly in the health care sector, congress will simply state,”But ,We can FIX that.” God Help US All
43% increase in my employee plan from last year. Or we could opt for the “no premium” plan with a $3000 deductible. In fact, for us, the high deductible plan was a better financial choice. Affordable? Depends on the definition.....
This might seem like a stupid question. But what if someone doesn’t pay? If they get a $750 “fine” and can’t pay it? If they are already on the system are they exempt, and only the people who are trying to make it would be prosecuted?
As I wrote back in 2009, "Rather than increasing the number of insured by making health insurance more affordable, this bill makes health insurance more expensive and increases the incentive to simply drop your insurance until you need someone to pay for your medical bills."
Well duh, that's the whole purpose of it, so it can "fail" and the state minions can say "well, we tried that, guess we just need to go to single payer socialized medicine"...
It is obvious that the "architects" want to go one step further. Once the government is the single payer except for a handful of plans, they will dictate terms to the health care industry. Unlike today's debacle in Medicare in which the hospitals can shift costs onto better paying private plans, that option will no longer exist. So hospitals will shut down and be replaced by government run clinics "for the children, etc".
That will be the death of our health care system, a lot of vulnerable patients and a large portion of the economy including the mainly American industries that supply health care. More than likely the architects will pick up the slack by importing deadly "medicines" from China and foreign workers (rather than Mexicans, your pills will probably be pushed by someone in a burka).