ObamaCare effects in process

Coming to a provider, clinic, doctor or hospital near you…at warp speed.

ObamaCare Takes Full Force in Next 18 Months, Americans Scrambling to Prepare

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | Newsmax
By Newsmax Wires

Barring any new amendments, the massive new healthcare law dubbed “ObamaCare” is set to take full force in the next 12 to 18 months.

Most Americans don’t understand the new law and aren’t ready for its sweeping changes. These changes will impact everyone, seniors, small business, the employed, the unemployed, doctors, and medical professionals.

As a matter of fact, ObamaCare’s numerous provisions will soon alter:

  • The cost of health insurance, medical treatment, and prescription drugs . . .
  • The type and quality of healthcare available in the near future . . .
  • Even the ability to get in to see a doctor (any healthcare provider, for that matter) . . .

In fact, ObamaCare adds more than 30 million Americans to the healthcare rolls.

The program will be a massive tidal wave and experts say it may even cause doctor and nurse shortages.

And one study found that up to 40% of doctors are leaving practices due to the punitive regulations under ObamaCare.

This could result in health-threatening delays just to visit a doctor, as well as potentially substandard treatment. Plus, seniors in particular can expect alarming cuts to their Medicare benefits.

That’s because ObamaCare literally robs Peter to pay Paul by cutting $716 billion from Medicare over the next decade to fund other services under Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Worse, the law puts Medicaid on parity with Medicare, a fact that will likely weaken Medicare!

Given the election results, Americans are now seeking to prepare for these changes. Those who don’t could be hit very hard.

Right now, millions of Americans are desperately scrambling for answers as the new rules and regulations of ObamaCare begin to take hold.

ObamaCare could degrade the quality of your healthcare if you are not prepared.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com:  http://www.newsmax.com/MKTNews/Obamacare-changes-your-healthcare/2012/11/16/id/464481/

H/T to Pepp for the article.

These effects are coming just as predicted, and seemingly right on schedule from the master planners. I do get a little weary of the Left acting as if these are just little hiccups and accidents that can be straightened out… like how they ironed it out originally.

There are those net affects of stealing from Medicare to fund it coming to full bloom. Oh remember how they denied that one? That was at the very same time they blamed the GOP for trying to cut Medicare. All the ObamaCare sound bites — lies as we call them.

Getting and being prepared? Well, that is a little hard for most people given the scope of this. In any other reality this might give birth to the largest class-action lawsuit in history. Barring that, what change will we see brought about?

It’s doubtful they will want to fix anything until we feel the full affects from it. The Obama minions would cry ‘that is hypothetical like the death panels’. So when the naysayers of ObamaCare end up being right, who cares to point it out and correct the record? Think of all the people who were demonized for opposing ObamaCare.

PPACA: built on a mountain of lies that keeps on growing. Politicos always say “next election.” We’ve had 4 elections about this monstrosity but it’s gotten worse, not better.

Obamacare, the home edition

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients

Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY 10:34 a.m. EDT October 28, 2014 | USA Today

Now that many people finally have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges, some are running into a new problem: They can’t find a doctor who will take them as patients.

Because these exchange plans often have lower reimbursement rates, some doctors are limiting how many new patients they take with these policies, physician groups and other experts say.

“The exchanges have become very much like Medicaid,” says Andrew Kleinman, a plastic surgeon and president of the Medical Society of the State of New York. “Physicians who are in solo practices have to be careful to not take too many patients reimbursed at lower rates or they’re not going to be in business very long.”

More: USA Today

It’s all up to the physicians, is it? Sure, blame doctors. But if they were adding as many people as they claimed they were going to, how is this not predictable? Let’s see, more patients, same amount of doctors, reduced rates. But it was all upside, right?

Narrowing the networks. Like what doctors control the networks? Don’t we get it? Its all about limiting choice and availability to bring the cost down. The best part of this whole smokescreen is who to blame? The insurance company blames the doctors. Doctors can blame the networks for their payment rates and the fact that they can’t handle the patient load. Never mind those rate hikes, too. All this finger pointing and guess who is not on the front burner to blame?

They claimed to be adding 30 million more people, by command.I suppose next they could tell airlines they have to increase the number of passengers on planes. Voila!

The problems were predictable. Back in Hillarycare days, Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said that “anyone who thinks [Hillarycare] can work in the real world as presently written isn’t living in it.” That seems where back to the future has brought us. Is it any wonder it is still plagued with problems? (even as many times as it has been rewritten) Ramble off.

RightRing | Bullright

Insurance Health…not health insurance

Everyone is concentrating on Healthcare, non-Affordable Healthcare at that. Maybe we should first look closer at the health of insurance rather than healthcare insurance? To that end at least one person has dared to go there in this column.

The Only Obamacare Fix Is For Obama To Legalize Real Health Insurance

Paul Hsieh — Op/Ed | Forbes
11/17/2013 [a few excerpts]

The President has proposed a one-year “fix” to deal with the political fallout from his broken promise (or lie), “If you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.” Now it’s, “If you like your plan, you can keep it until after the 2014 mid-term elections. Maybe.” But the problems with ObamaCare go much deeper than cancelled insurance. As surprising as it sounds, most Americans never had real health insurance to begin with — and were not allowed to by law. And the only cure for our current health insurance mess is to legalize real health insurance.

What most people consider health “insurance” is actually genuine insurance combined with inefficient pre-paid medical care. Contrast that with standard car or homeowners insurance policies. Those plans protect us against unlikely but expensive events, such as a bad car accident or a house fire. But we don’t use car insurance to cover routine predictable expenses such as oil changes.

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Suppose someone today wished to buy an insurance plan that covered only serious illnesses and accidents (and otherwise pay for routine health expenses with his Health Savings Account.) For many people, that would be an excellent combination. Yet he would not allowed to by law. Because of legal mandates, insurers may not sell such plans, and individuals may not purchase them.

ObamaCare did not create these problems, but does double down on them. Hence, to fix those problems, we’ll not only need to repeal ObamaCare but also prior bad laws.

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In addition to specific policy proposals, we need a broader national conversation on the proper functions (and limits) of government. Hence, I was encouraged by this recent Chicago Tribune editorial editorial that observed:

Accept that government doesn’t know what’s best for everyone. That people can decide what coverage they need and can afford. A strong marketplace offers choices for every wallet. Obamacare’s rules curtail those choices.

Such discussion is a good step in the right direction. Instead of debating which new government entitlements to create, we should be vigorously debating which freedoms to restore.

The president’s proposed “fix” won’t work. The only lasting “fix” is freedom. Legalizing real health insurance would be a damned good place to start.

See entire column:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2013/11/17/the-only-obamacare-fix-is-for-obama-to-legalize-real-health-insurance/

What a novel concept, putting the health in insurance.

Holiday on ObamaCare

What the Obama disciples will be doing on the holidays: don’t be surprised if you find yourself inundated at Thanksgiving by leftist turkeys. Stay away from the giblet gravy.

Here are some bullet point questions and tips for Obamaholics on ObamaCare. (ie… probe family members early and often) Here are the tips for talking to family members or friends, from the OFA website:

Start by asking: “Have you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?” Offer to walk them through it: “Would you like to take some time with me to sign up right now?” Ask them to make a plan, and commit to it: “When do you plan on signing up?” Don’t forget to follow up: “Have you signed up yet?” What’s Important to Communicate:

· Being covered helps you stay healthy and protects you in an emergency. · You can find a plan that fits your budget—financial assistance is available for those who qualify. · You get to choose the plan that’s right for you. · All the health insurance plans on the new marketplace provide free preventive care—including routine checkups, vaccinations and screenings. · You can’t be denied insurance because of a preexisting condition, and lifetime limits are now banned, so your insurance will be there when you need it. · For your coverage to start January 1, you’ll need to sign up by December 15. · Open enrollment for plans in the marketplace is now through March, but getting started sooner is better.

Web page features holiday theme decorations. Referrences to using special family time and downtime. I’m guessing after turkey dinner would be appropriate, if not during.

THINK ABOUT HOW YOU’LL BRING IT UP

Make it personal: Be honest about your feelings and why this is important to you.

Be persistent, but keep it positive: Tell them you care about their health, and focus on the benefits that come from knowing that you have health insurance.

Are your family members traveling home for the holidays? There are a few things they’ll need to sign up for health coverage. Make sure they bring the following items with them before they head home.

[followed by a checklist of documents and info]

Great, a holiday on healthcare, just what people want to be doing. Does tacky even cover it? Imagine the fun catching up on old times and news while waiting to try to get on the website. Plan on spending the night, or two. Yea, really looking forward to the holidays. Now don’t forget to bring all your “feelings” with.

“You can find a plan that fits your budget” – Oh really?

“You get to choose the plan that’s right for you.” – No you don’t.

 “but getting started sooner is better.” – Hurry, the broken website is waiting.

The irony here is we need is a Holiday from ObamaCare – a long one.
It seems there’s no shame in using and politicizing the holidays.

Yep, that put me right in the holiday mood!