Obamacare: a program in disarray.


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Obamacare: a program in disarray.

The critical regulations outlining what the Obamacare insurance benefit will look like was supposed to be out more than six months ago. Now it looks like this regulation won’t be dropped until after the election.

The author then describes each component of the law that is failing in one way or the other. I especially like this paragaph:

The crown jewel of Obamacare’s effort to contain healthcare costs, the creation of Accountable Care Organizations, is so unwieldy that major provider groups have said they won’t participate. The idea is to consolidate doctors, turning them into employees of large systems, and then pay these systems lump sums of money to take care of groups of patients. A letter from 10 major medical groups that previously ran similar programs said, “it would be difficult, if not impossible” to accept the financial design created by Obamacare. In another rebuke, an umbrella group representing premier medical organizations said 90 percent of its members wouldn’t partake.

None of this is a surprise to those who opposed this turkey of a law. We were right to oppose it, and we are right to want it repealed.

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  • JGL

    The term “insurance” is being improperly used as it relates to “Obamacare”, insurance describes a business model that spreads risk among a

    group and calculates the required fee necessary to provide services , that is not what is going on here.

    The government is requiring an insurance company to provide mandatory services and that company is not able to collect the required fee for

    those sevices.

    It is a business model that is not sustainable and is desigened to fail, it must be called what it is, would anyone like to attempt to choose or

    invent a word that properly describes what Obamacare should be called?

    Just like the issue of vouchers for parents to take their tax dollars and choose a good school for their childeren is a counter intuitive model for

    any big government, socialist, the resulting theory being that everyone needs to be as un educated as everyone else, the Obamacare model

    for healthcare does the same, its about the worst for everyone and the best for no one.

    This is UN-AMERICAN.

    How are WE, not our second rate politicians to define ourselves?

  • It was designed to fail, and in the process destroy private insurers. In Dear Leader’s own words, “it’s a step.” (Toward single-payer national healthcare)

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