People will be forced onto Medicaid and government handouts. People who wanted to stay off government welfare are given no choice. People who paid for their insurance, people who want to make their own choices and who don’t want to be on Medicaid, are being forced to take it.
Listen to this clip of one such case:
Read her story on this link.
This is simply more evidence that the purpose of Obamacare is to force the middle class out of their health insurance plans and onto Medicaid – government healthcare welfare – or onto more expensive health insurance plans to pay for the increased numbers on government handouts until they no longer can afford to do so. The expensive plans will pay for Medicaid.
Mr. Obama and his socialist friends want us to be under the government’s thumb on this issue.
Only one state is enrolling more in the exchanges than in Medicaid [This was first seen at the gateway pundit].
According to the bell news:
As I exposed in an article a few days ago, Obamacare has been designed to mirror Canada’s transition from private insurance to single payer. It does this by expanding Medicaid covering to cover more people and by making it easier for people to enroll in a Government run / funded healthcare plan such as Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP (Children’s Medicaid) while at the same time taking actions to make private insurance unaffordable ( I.E. requiring it to cover unnecessary things such as maternity services for men)
According to an article on thectmirror.com, Connecticut is the only state in the union who is signing up more people for Private insurance than for Medicaid:
Connecticut is the only state in the country in which more people have applied for private coverage than Medicaid through the health insurance exchange, an exchange official said Tuesday.
Mr. Obama is turning his Obamacare into single payer Medicaid for all.
As real clear politics calls it, Obamacaid:
“This week, The Post‘s S.A. Miller and Carl Campanile reported that only a third of the 37,000 New Yorkers who enrolled in health care through the state’s new exchange signed up for private insurance. Nearly two-thirds opted for Medicaid, a state program partly funded by the federal government.
“It’s not just New York, either. We’re seeing the same trend in other states with their own health-care exchanges. Indeed, the number of new Medicaid enrollees in states like Kentucky, Washington, and Oregon tops 80 percent. And why not? In contrast to the private plans, Medicaid is free.
“These new waves of enrollment come after a years-long bipartisan effort to make it even easier to join Medicaid. That’s a big deal for New York, because the Empire State already spends more than any other state on Medicaid, with costs growing at an unsustainable 13 percent per year. Other states are going to find themselves with similar problems if the trend on the state exchanges continues.”
The healthcare dot give website will not be complete by Dec 1. It stands to put peoples’ information at risk. The Miami Herald wrote: “Experts: Healthcare.gov fix needs more time, money.” That is after spending more than a billion dollars.
The website is the most insignificant issue on the list. People will fail to keep their health insurance plans, they won’t keep their doctors or their hospitals, and they will be rationed like they’ve never been rationed before.
Mr. Obama said this: “No matter how we reform health care,” Obama said in 2009, “we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”
That isn’t true and he is actually blaming Republicans, health insurers, health commissioners, and doctors for something he planned all along.
Mr. Obama plans to heavily regulate and control hospitals and doctor’s pay, not just insurers. While he is doing it, in a grand act of legerdemain, he will blame everyone else for what he planned all along.
The San Jose Mercury News wrote: “Next health care law problem? Keeping your doctor.”
To keep down costs of premiums on the exchanges, ‘the networks have to be narrowed shrinking the range of doctors’, wrote Time Magazine.
Time Magazine asked on November 19th if ‘you can keep your doctor’ wasn’t another broken promise. Check out the following quotes from the article:
“Many people are going to find out that the second part of the promise — that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor — just wasn’t true,” says Gail Wilensky, who directed the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs under President George H.W. Bush. Factcheck.org labeled the promise “misleading,” noting that while the law doesn’t contain provisions designed to force people to pick new doctors, a switch may be inevitable for some. “The President simply can’t make this promise to anyone,” the site wrote.
“People better understand that there’s a second shoe to drop,” says Wilensky. Obama is “going to have to deal with that,” she says, “because he has more bad stuff ahead of him.”
You won’t keep your hospital either says WaPo. The top hospitals are opting out of Obamacare. The Washington Post warned, the “impact of Obamacare: Loss of hospital access.”
The exchanges, to keep costs down, don’t particularly want the top hospitals.
As Americans have begun shopping for health plans on the insurance exchanges, they are discovering that insurers are restricting their choice of doctors and hospitals in order to keep costs low, and that many of the plans exclude top-rated hospitals.
The Obama administration made it a priority to keep down the cost of insurance on the exchanges, the online marketplaces that are central to the Affordable Care Act. But one way that insurers have been able to offer lower rates is by creating networks that are far smaller than what most Americans are accustomed to.
There is backlash. For example, Seattle Children’s Hospital has filed suit against Washington’s insurance commissioner after a number of insurers kept it out of their provider networks. “It is unprecedented in our market to have major insurance plans exclude Seattle Children’s,” said Sandy Melzer, senior vice president.
A number of the nation’s top hospitals — including the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and children’s hospitals in Seattle, Houston and St. Louis — are cut out of most plans sold on the exchange due to the cost of care for the most part.
This is rationing of sorts for those who think rationing isn’t a part of this.
An August 2009 Wall Street Journal article, “Obama’s Health Rationer-in-Chief”, describes and documents Emanuel’s perspective about health care, including the merits of embracing the “complete lives system,” which he explained:
“When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged roughly between 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.”
Rationing is built into Obamacare.
There is also the IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board) which will set payments to doctors and hospitals for Medicare patients which will in turn cause the rationing of care.
In 2009, the NY Times, a loyal media outlet for Barack Obama wrote about ‘‘Why we must ration health care’ and it was a most despicable article. If you click on the link and read it, you will better understand the evil and illogic behind rationing of health care.
Mr. Obama’s ‘fix’ was never a serious effort. He doesn’t want the insurance plans restored. It is illegal for insurance companies to restore the plans and he knows it yet he refused any type of legislative fix to make it legal.
Listen to Charles Krauthammer:
Mr. Obama called in his journalist advisors yesterday and they included Juan Williams, Al Sharpton, and Ed Schultz among other liberal losers. Anyone who knows these people, knows it’s absolutely absurd. These media people are the worst of the worst, Juan can’t tell the truth most of the time, Al is a media whore, and Ed Schultz is certifiable and vulgar.
This is what our country has come to? It’s a disgrace!