Photo of Mr. Obama at Martha’s Vineyard. He’s not a bit worried about this problem, not at all.
There will be no limits on how much we can spend for our healthcare until 2015!
In a ruling that went unnoticed in February, the Obama administration granted a one-year grace period to insurance companies, allowing them to set the limits on how much a client has to pay for their healthcare. They can set NO limit if they want. Consumers still have to buy into Obamacare without the grace period afforded business and insurance companies.
What does that say about how well the government will handle our healthcare?
Sebelius has delayed the consumer protection in Obamacare until 2015, without going through Congress of course.
There was supposed to be a limit of $6,350 for individuals and $12,700 for families, including deductible and co-payments, but that won’t happen at least until 2015.
One of the hallmarks of Obamacare was its alleged ability to protect the consumer.
It’s off to a rollicking bad start!
One reason for the delay is the insurance companies don’t yet have adequate computerized systems to handle the bureaucratic monstrosity which is still being written and rolled out.
Last month, the White House unconstitutionally delayed the employer mandate, which requires larger employers offer health coverage to full-time employees.
The White House claims they are listening to concerns so one has to ask why everyone is getting a pass except the consumers? When will they listen to the people and give them the same delay they illegally gave businesses and insurance companies?
Delaying the consumer protection will have consequences on the people who are the neediest. For people with complex chronic conditions and handicaps, the out-of-pocket expenses could bankrupt them.
Mr. Obama told a joint session of advocates for patients in 2009, “We will place a limit on how much you can be charged for out-of-pocket expenses, because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they get sick.”
NY Times posted the story but put their usual leftist slant on it.