by Doug Book, editor
In July, Coach is Right reported that the Affordable Care Act saw to it that the nation’s best, doctor-owned hospitals would be forced to close. And now it appears that the favor is being returned as most of the nation’s top commercial hospitals will either refuse to accept ObamaCare patients, or “…accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare.” (1)
It seems Kathleen Sebelius’ Health and Human Services Department went too strong in demanding insurance companies participating in ObamaCare cap their premiums. After all, prospective insureds must be able to afford premiums on the policies Obamacare is forcing them to buy.
Well that has not come to pass, as the many stories of “sticker shock” have made clear. And in its attempts to intimidate insurance providers into quoting lower prices, the HHS has succeeded only in causing them to create policies which will pay “…top-tier doctors and hospitals far less cash … Continue Reading:Nation’s best hospitals likely to refuse treatment to ObamaCare patients
If I were a masochist, I would detail here all the insider corruption involved with the Obamacare rollout. To preserve my sanity, I offer only a taste…
CGI, the largest contractor, has ties to Michelle Obama, and that must make up for their often abysmal performance in other jobs. Due diligence, what’s that?
The company now charged with fixing the unholy mess that is healthcare.gov—QSSI—was already part of the project, and by most accounts has done a good job. Nonetheless, the fact that it was purchased by United Health Group in September 2012, months after it was picked by the Department of Health and Human Services to help set up the Affordable Care Act Web site, does strike one as being a massive conflict of interest.
But, give QSSI its due. Here’s the problem: To fix this shambles will require almost supernatural cooperation among the vendors, to say nothing of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which … Continue Reading:Sure we can fix healthcare.gov…No problem
If you live in a Red State which refused to build an ObamaCare exchange and you have been divested of your doctor and your healthcare plan, don’t get mad at ObamaCare or even Barack Hussein. The reason? Here is what former DC Insurance Commissioner Lawrence H. Mirel has to say about health insurance and the states:
The problem is that the federal government has no legal authority to regulate health insurance rates. Insurance, including health insurance, is regulated by the states. The McCarran-Ferguson Act, which preserves the principle of state regulation of insurance, was not amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law under which the new rule on health insurance rates was issued. So what is going on here? With no regulatory authority at all, HHS is trying to bully or shame health insurers into reducing their rate increases. The whole effort is an incredible exercise in chutzpah. (1)
In short, if the so … Continue Reading:States authorized by LAW to ignore ObamaCare mandates, rate hikes
by Doug Book, editor
Don’t want to become a lifelong statistic of the Democrat Party’s Affordable Care Act? The Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has created an ObamaCare Exchange Opt-Out form which can be emailed directly to the federal Healthcare.gov website.
“I declare that I am opting out of any and all participation in the national Obamacare Exchange system.”
And the stated reasons should cause every American to question both the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act and the true intent of its authors.
It begins with the question of privacy:
“Without my consent, the Exchange will gather significant private data about my family and I, “under penalty of perjury,” and share that data online through the ‘Federal Data Services Hub’ with federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Social Services Administration (SSA).”
What possible, LEGITIMATE use could the Department of … Continue Reading:OPT OUT of ObamaCare’s Government Run Exchanges
by Doug Book, editor
Who’s got trouble? We got trouble. How MUCH trouble? TOO much trouble! And it’s not going to get any better for Affordable Care Act groupies as the road to October 1st is paved with too many disasters for the “good intentions” to have any effect.
Deep blue, scrupulously liberal Colorado quickly signed up to invest its own residents money in Barack’s healthcare boondoggle and what state officials have reaped for their toil and investment may well mirror the success of the ACA in the rest of the nation–at least in a hopey, changey sort of way.
First off, the multi-million dollar computer system which was supposed to do all the work as customers clicked their way to affordable care; well it’s not exactly working. Not just yet anyhow. So anyone who wants to know whether they might be in line for a tax credit or federal subsidy “…will have to dial in … Continue Reading:Four days till ObamaCare trainwrecks really start to count