You thought you knew how bad Obamacare was? Think again

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Impeach Obama! Liars, Cheaters and Thieves

Impeach Obama! Liars, Cheaters and Thieves

Each year, Congress holds a sword of Damocles over the heads of the medical profession. The “doc fix” is a budget adjustment to bring Medicare fees into the world of reality. democrats love to omit it for the sake of appearances.

Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare. Obama calls it “waste.” Physicians call it reimbursement. What that will do is make finding Medicare providers far more difficult.

The AMA supported Obamacare, on the promise that the law would include a permanent “doc fix.” But Democrats reneged on that promise, owing to the cost of a permanent SGR adjustment: something on the order of $200 billion over ten years, depending on the prescribed growth rate of the fees.

Instead, the Affordable Care Act further reduced fees to health care providers, by $415 billion over the 2013-2022 time frame. As these reductions go into effect, more and more physicians are certain to stop taking new Medicare patients. We already see this problem with the Medicaid program for low-income Americans, where doctors don’t accept Medicaid patients, leading to poor health outcomes.

The Obama campaign offers several lame defenses of these cuts. “The President’s plan doesn’t cut [benefits] by one dime,” insists deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. “He ends taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies, and weeds out waste, fraud, and abuse, which saves the Medicare system $716 billion.”

But Cutter’s assertion the law doesn’t cut benefits only makes sense if you don’t count getting a doctor’s appointment as a “benefit.” And her argument that the provider cuts merely amount to eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse” displays a callous disregard for how the law’s blunt, across-the-board payment reductions affect doctors like Joseph Shanahan, and seniors like Beverly Frake.

About that “free” exam Obama promised you:

If you are here for that annual exam, you will not be covered if you want to discuss any new ailment or unstable condition. I cannot bait and switch to another code — that’s illegal. We, the physicians, are audited all the time and can lose our license for insurance fraud. Read more…

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6 Responses to You thought you knew how bad Obamacare was? Think again

  1. La primera y ms obvia subliminal es que ser capaz de actuar con indiferencia con un coche por valor de cientos de miles de dlares es el sue?o americano. JayZ y Kanye West son multimillonarios, y estn dejando que usted lo sepa por adelantado. Pueden darse el lujo de volar 370.000 dlares como si nada.

  2. upaces88 says:

    I dreaded coming over here to read this.
    My doctor went out of business; and I haven’t been to a doctor in two years.
    My sister-in-law’s brother (a doctor) moved his practice to Brazil. I don’t understand real estate, but when Obama got into office, all of his holdings went to hell in a hand-basket and he, literally, left the country.
    I do know the Muslims get free healthcare.
    I did suspect that senior citizens would be especially hard hit.
    He wants us to die and get out of his way.

    • boudicabpi says:

      Our Dr. went out of business about 3 years ago. An associate of his went to a practice affiliated with our local hospital and was over a six mo. waiting period for a first appointment. Two other Dr.s wouldn’t take Blue Cross Blue Shield. Ended up going to a large practice and so far has worked out. Don’t know what’s coming after Obamacare kicks in.

      • upaces88 says:

        I have been hearing the same thing about the “waiting period” for other people too! What happens when someone gets sick and NEEDS to get in to see the doctor? Guess they’ll have to go to the ER.

  3. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    You thought you knew how bad Obamacare was? Think again

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