Despite minimal implementation of the Obamacare thus far, the effects on many patients is already devastating- something very much under-reported.
Said Baucus: “small businesses have no idea what to do; what to expect. They don’t know what affordability rules are. They don’t know when penalties may apply. They just don’t know. I see a huge train wreck coming.”
This is just the beginning; it won’t be long before the next Obamacare surprise.
A group of bureaucrats in Washington have determined what they believe is best for all Americans when it comes to their healthcare, without any proof that their ideas will work.
The term “provider” has become part of the healthcare vernacular. Federal and state governments and the insurance companies have blurred the boundaries regarding who may do what.
Placing blame for runaway healthcare costs solely on physicians is simply an attempt to divert attention from the real perpetrators.
Just a few months ago, the Obama administration had serious concerns regarding formation of state health insurance exchanges. This vital component of the ACA is necessary to move it forward, yet only 17 states agreed to build exchanges.
These same governors who disagreed so emphatically with Obamacare, when presented with the promise of “free money” from the federal government to grow the number of patients on Medicaid, have little problem with this.
In what has become an annual rite of passage each new year, Congress has postponed cuts to physicians, implementing a “doc fix”- holding Medicare payments fairly constant, and carrying the mandated cuts forward as an IOU. By “kicking the can down the road”.
The Democrats and their media allies want you to believe that this issue is behind us. Fortunately it is not, and we do have a choice.
There can be no better example illustrating the differences between a system which rewards hard work and personal responsibility versus one where all incentives are removed. Obamacare is emblematic of a system which destroys incentives to work and the reason why over 70% of physicians oppose it.
This tactic is destined to fail because President Obama underestimates women and does not give them enough credit.
You did not graduate from medical school, putting in thousands more hours of studying and hard work. The government subsidized part of the school; your degree belongs to us all.
Physicians who care for patients every day understand what no one else does – that the benefits of Health Information Technology are not a forgone conclusion.
Governor Romney can distance himself from President Obama on healthcare by developing a health system reform platform that relies on trust of the American consumers and their physicians, instead of erecting artificial barriers and obstacles that further erode the physician-patient relationship.
The entire country is anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court decision, which will determine what comes next for healthcare.
The AMA's problems have deepened because they are not what they purport themselves to be- the spokesman for the community of physicians.
Healthcare does not operate in a free market system in America. The creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s put an end to that, with government involvement in medical decisions and artificial price fixing for medical services.
Governor Romney is the best candidate for effective healthcare reform in America. His vision addresses the problems in healthcare which won't be solved by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare).
What do you get when you cross 3 pediatricians, 4 internists, 3 family doctors, 2 epidemiologists, 2 nurses, a PhD, an obstetrician, a perinatologist and an occupational medicine doctor? Unfortunately, this is not a joke. It's a government program.