#OBAMACARE HORROR LINKS: The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid
As hundreds of thousands enroll for coverage beginning Jan. 1, analysts are warning that the plans are likely to give them access to fewer doctors and hospitals. So much so, they warn, that the system could begin to resemble Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans.
“Indeed, I think this will eventually be like Medicaid,” said Merrill Matthews, director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance.
Begs the question, why didn’t they just expand Medicaid?
ALSO: Obama Repeals ObamaCare
Subtitle: Under pressure from Senate Democrats, the President partly suspends the individual mandate.
These exemptions were supposed to go only to the truly destitute such as the homeless, bankrupts or victims of domestic violence. But this week a group of six endangered Senate Democrats importuned HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to “clarify” that the victims of ObamaCare also qualify. An excerpt from their Wednesday letter, whose signatories include New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen and Virginia’s Mark Warner, is nearby.
HHS and the Senators must have coordinated in advance because literally overnight HHS rushed out a bulletin noting that exemptions are available to those who “experienced financial or domestic circumstances, including an unexpected natural or human-caused event, such that he or she had a significant, unexpected increase in essential expenses that prevented him or her from obtaining coverage under a qualified health plan.” A tornado destroys the neighborhood or ObamaCare blows up the individual insurance market, what’s the difference?
Guess which six? I’m sure NC Senator Kay Hagan was one of them.
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) December 23, 2013
AND — There go teachers raises, supplies:
— Susan Christine (@LoveOireachtas) December 26, 2013