How can we find out if all of this is true? I can believe its true, thats the way this world is going!
If you don't read this, and do nothing about it, don't complain when it affects you or your loved ones! This is the second Judge to have read the Obama Care document and made comments. More highlights of Nancy 's "pass it and then find out what's in the bill"! Show this to everyone nearing the ripe old age of 76. These are just a few of the things that we Seniors are going to have to deal with starting in 2014. Even far left Democrats will not like these.
MEDICARE AT AGE 76, IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - ANYONE WHO DOUBTS THIS IS TRUE CAN DOWNLOAD THE NEW OBAMA CARE AND LOOK UP THE PAGES MENTIONED. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING......................
PLEASE PASS THIS OUTRAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST!!!
THIS should be read by everyone, especially important to those over 75....... If you are younger, then it may apply to your parents....
Your hospital Medicare admittance has just changed under Obama Care. You must be admitted by your primary Physician in order for Medicare to pay for it! If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered. This is only the tip of the iceberg for Obama Care. Just wait to see what happens in this year and 2014!
YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS... At age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment * see page 272. What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "We have to pass the Bill so that we can see what's in it." Well, here it is.
Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number THE CARE BILL HB 3200 JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200 Please read this....... especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 - JUDGE KITHIL wrote:
** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN)
** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.
This is what they do in Sweden too. I know because Alf's daughter Ann is an OBGYN, and her husband, Thorsten, is a surgeon.........
** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.
** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end- of-life order.
HAD ENOUGH? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify: "Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.
No wonder they did not see the need to read it....doesn't apply to them!!! THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP TO WASHINGTON .... I don't know if we can do anything, but awareness helps.
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Here we go again, folks. Although the title says round two, there have simply been so many ObamaCare fixes and extensions and exceptions that I have lost count as to what round we are really in.
Of course, we all knew this was coming. There is simply no way that the Regime would allow a new round of healthcare cancellations that would hit literally weeks before the upcoming mid-term elections. They are now clearly set to announce another major delay in actually implementing ObamaCare. According to sources, the White House will put out a new directive that allows insurance companies to continue offering health plans that do not comply with the law. Never mind the fact that these delays and extensions are going to significantly change the healthcare landscape, not to mention undermining one of the major reasons for even having ObamaCare in the first place (that all Americans supposedly need the 10 required medical benefits provided by ObamaCare compliant plans).
The interesting thing is that this extension is only going to end up delaying the pain. In other words, this is simply a trick to distract us, hoping that these vulnerable Democrats will be able to use it to their advantage. Remember how a group of state insurance commissioners and Attorneys General rejected the whole ‘keep your plan’ fix when it was first proposed? They even called it unworkable and/or illegal. Is it right that many healthcare companies actually prepared for years to devise plans that complied with the rules, only to see those rules constantly changed, delayed, or simply not enforced?
This has also caused a lot of turmoil in the insurance industry, with Moody issuing their now infamous downgrade back in January due to the endless cycle of policy uncertainty. Worse still, much of this uncertainty is caused by the fact that Obama seems to think he change the law unilaterally. Now, these insurers are faced with the very real possibility of being forced to pull out of certain markets along with the new reality of increasing premiums. They are even taking a lot of hits in their revenue in order to remain in the game.
When the White House announces this new extension or delay or ‘fix’ or whatever the heck you want to call it, the Democrats will all cheer. This will be their thin line of hope. Then they will try and argue to their voters that Obama tried to fix things, but of course some states and greedy insurers refused to go along with all of this. They will also try and blame the Republicans for not doing more to help fix this mess.
How Obamacare Will Hurt Your Wallet All Year By MONEY MORNING STAFF REPORTS
Obamacare, and its barrage of over $1 trillion new taxes, is creeping into your paycheck.
These taxes aren’t just affecting those who make over $250,000. The majority of these taxes are hurting the middle class.
While these "stealth taxes" were designed to be taxes on businesses, they're actually transferred directly to ordinary citizens.
"Many of those [hidden] taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs," said Michael Tanner, an expert on the healthcare law.
Starting in 2014, there are 13 new Obamacare taxes and regulations to deal with.
These include the individual mandate, a higher “insurance industry fee” driving up premiums, and a new 3.5% monthly fee on policy premiums purchased on the federal exchange.
Add it all up, and some analysts estimate Obamacare will cost the average American nearly $6,000 extra in 2014.
What’s more, taxpayers filing taxes in 2014 will need to be ready to deal with all the Obamacare taxes that already went into effect last year.
Starting January 1, Obamacare’s subsidized exchange coverage began.
This will cost more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, and already the negative unintended consequences are popping up.
Many of those that receive subsidies and tax credits to help pay for insurance through the subsidized exchange will end up paying taxes on those benefits.
A study published in Health Affairs found that the average penalty for individuals who don’t adjust their subsidies for changing income levels would be $857.
No wonder the Obama administration has already given the IRS an extra $500 million to enforce the rules and regulations of Obamacare.
The new Obamacare taxes are not what millions of middle-class Americans need right now. Incomes for the rich have soared this decade, but middle-class workers have seen their wages stagnate and even drop since the 2008 Great Recession.
The Obamacare plan was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs, but experts are saying it will have the exact opposite effect.
They claim that the taxes and costs needed to pay for Obamacare will crush the middle class and most U.S. taxpayers, as well as trigger job losses in affected industries.
Obamacare, with its high insurance costs and new taxes, could provide the middle class a fatal blow.
Tax experts say you should try to estimate how much you will have to pay as the law goes into full effect – and take precautions now to limit the damage to your bottom line.
The office for my primary care provider called me this morning to inform me they they were closing their office at the end of the month. When I called my insurance company they gave me the name of my new doctor. When I called his office I was told the next available appointment was June 2nd. Wow, this obamacare is going to be so grand! Now they're letting insurance companies write the old policies until after the mid-term elections. I hope people aren't stupid enough not to see what they're doing.
President Obama has made an unlikely enemy: a labor union furious over the president’s legacy-making Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Faced with cuts to members’ health plans, reduced hours, and higher health-insurance costs, members of Unite Here, a union representing 265,000 casino, warehouse, hotel and food service workers, are becoming fed up with Obamacare.
In Las Vegas, Nevada’s Culinary Union Local 226, a subsidiary of Unite Here, is threatening a strike, citing Obamacare as its primary grievance, Jacob Fischler of Buzzfeed reports. The union voted on February 20 to reject a contract extension, wishing to maintain benefits, including “health-care coverage at no cost to workers, pensions, and a guaranteed 40-hour workweek,” a press release said.
Advertisement Unite Here President Donald Taylor said that “the biggest hurdle in reaching a settlement in Vegas is the new costs imposed on our health plan by Obamacare.”
(Washington, D.C.) – The President recently participated in a health care town hall with Spanish-language media. He responded to a question received via email, from a consumer who makes $36,000 per year and cannot find insurance for a family of three for less than $315 per month. The President responded that “if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.” He added that if a family member gets sick, the father “will wish he had paid that $300 a month.”
According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, the health care law is reducing choice and increasing premiums for millions of Americans. Ehealthinsurance reports that consumers are paying an average of 39% more than they did before the law was implemented. The high cost of policies is contributing to the continued weak enrollment numbers under the law, which are now showing signs of decreasing with less than 3 weeks left to enroll. When he sought the Presidency, Mr. Obama said his plan would deliver affordable care that people would be “desperate” to purchase.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Trey Gowdy has been on fire – per usual – and one of the bits he used pushing the ENFORCE Act through the House was one he called a “pop quiz” for Democrats. In it, he brought up several quotes and then he asked fellow Congressmen to name “who said it?” “These last few years we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.” “No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand off as the coequal branch the Constitution made it.” “What do we do with a president who can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter saying I don’t agree with this part or that part?” “I taught the Constitution for ten years, I believe in the Constitution.” “One of the most important jobs of the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the executive branch on the power of the other branches. And I think the Chief Justice has been a little too willing and eager to give [sic] the president more power than I think the… Constitution originally intended.”
The person who said the above quotes is Senator Barack Obama.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Laying the Groundwork for Rationing By Craig H. Kliger
Think the rollout of Obamacare was less than smooth? To put it in the words of the classic band Bachman-Turner Overdrive -- BTO to fans -- you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Looming on the horizon is something that could be far more disruptive: implementation of the International Classification of Disease, Version 10 (ICD-10), by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new system is slated to go online October 1, 2014, replacing ICD-9, the current version. Both ICDs make disease names computer-friendly by converting them into series of five to seven letters and numbers.
CMS has delayed implementation of ICD-10 not once, but twice, for a perceived lack of readiness. Seeing as the change is now set to occur just weeks before the midterms, CMS will almost certainly receive "encouragement" from the White House to come to its senses and again delay this changeover. But political expediency aside, ICD-10 should just be abandoned. It is proving exceedingly difficult to implement, will reduce the amount of time doctors can spend with patients, and will promote the rationing of health care.
About two weeks after ICD-10 launches, a virtual meltdown in the system of payments to health-care providers and facilities will almost certainly occur, as tens of millions of Medicare and other insurance claims are rejected. Why? Because very few of those involved will be prepared. Indeed, how can you truly prepare for a change that is on par with asking your local library to convert from the Dewey Decimal System to the Library of Congress Cataloguing System -- e.g. from 811 to PZ8.3.G276 Cat2 for The Cat in the Hat -- literally overnight?
ICD-10 has 68,000 disease codes, as compared with the current 14,000 -- and the two sets of codes bear no similarity to one another. Thus, users must learn what amounts to a vastly expanded foreign language by fall. Truth be told, we already operate under an overly complicated billing system that many don't get right. Why would we expect a more than four-fold expansion to make that better?
Much of this effort will come at the expense of patient care. In a 2012 poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, only 39 percent of respondents believed that most doctors spent enough time with their patients. Making the billing process dramatically more complicated will only place greater demands on doctors' time.
There's more. The American Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM) -- a proponent that is one of four "cooperating parties" for the maintenance of ICD-10 -- suggests the added specificity of the new codes is necessary because "[insurers] cannot pay claims fairly using [ICD-9] since [it] does not accurately reflect current technology and medical treatment." In particular, the group explains that under the current system, different procedures are often assigned the same code -- a nod to the 72,000 new procedure codes being implemented on top of the disease codes.
Perhaps some modest, incremental additions to address its concerns could have been defensible. But the wholesale changes involved in moving to ICD-10 are not limited to expanding the codes that need it. Instead, the new system achieves a level of detail that could make it far easier for CMS and other payers to ration care and regulate beneficiaries' lifestyles.
For example, treatment for a burn caused by mundane circumstances might be covered, while one due to "water skis on fire" -- not a joke, see code V91.07XA -- might not. In fact, ICD-10 is so specific it could allow payment for treatment in the right eye but not the left.
While these examples may be a bit extreme, make no mistake that "payment fairness" is merely a euphemism for rationing. Somehow I don't think, in authorizing this change, Congress bargained for a system that might broadly empower CMS and insurers to divvy up care in ways voters -- a.k.a. patients -- are unlikely to understand or accept.
So, what do we get here other than full-time employment for members of AAHIM and a bad 784.0 -- or R51 for the handful of you out there who have already made the leap to ICD-10? (You can look it up, but it's a "Headache.")
I'm willing to bet most Americans -- if they were actually asked -- would prefer this burdensome change go the way of the Edsel. That would allow health-care providers to instead focus, to use another throwback to BTO, on takin' care of business -- the business of their health
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My doctor is closing shop at the end of this month rather than put up with all the paper work and numerous codes. Dr Emanuel, one of the morons responsible for the way this BS. Law was written, is just that, a MORON!
Here's a few sentences from a letter I received from my very good doctor that I no longer have:
I regret to inform you that after 21 years in private practice, I am closing Red Mountain Family Medicine effective Friday March 28th.
The government's increasing role in health care and many of the changes related to Obamacare, have made it impossible for us to continue providing care. In many cases, the reimbursement rates for services under Medicare are less than it actually costs us to provide them. In addition, big companies like Walgreen's, CVS and others have added Urgent Care services to most of their locations, causing increased competition, while squeezing private practices like ours out of business. Many Physicians in private practice have been forced into joining large hospital groups such as Banner Health, as it is now difficult to survive (as I have for 21 years) as an Independent Physician.
Anyone that couldn't see crap like this happening is either a damn fool or so hung up on ideology they just don't care. Obama is the most worthless excuse we've ever had for a president. It's hard to believe we have enough fools in this country to elect something like him!
Another huge lie from the liar in chief.... "Not one thin dime added to the deficit"
It was inevitable: health insurers setting artificially low premiums for customers in order to make Obamacare an easier pill to swallow would not end up being financially viable for insurance companies. The law mandates that prices for older, sicker patients are equitable with premiums for the young and healthy. So unless the younger generation enrolled in droves, this mandate would prove a financial disaster. And this worst-case scenario is exactly what’s happening. So the White House inserted a clause into the Affordable Care Act which made the law more palatable for health care insurers: a taxpayer-funded bailout option to protect the companies from losses – losses directly caused by Obamacare – should it be necessary. And we know now that it’s going to be necessary. The problem is – for the bailout to work, it’s going to have be much, much bigger. It’s that bad. So, over the weekend, the White House quietly upped the bailout protection. This illegal move is just the latest in a long string of purely political executive actions which the President has taken in order to make his signature law more acceptable to the public, especially before the November midterm elections. Fox News reports outraged Representatives directly addressed the bailout option in a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who admitted that the Administration had never attempted to estimate what the bailout might cost the taxpayers. This isn’t surprising, coming from the party that said, “We have to pass the bill, so that you can find out what’s in it.” They weren’t kidding. What’s left in the grab-bag of costly Obamacare surprises? I don’t think we want to find out.
Health insurance premiums will likely skyrocket next year, despite the Obama administration’s consistent assurance that consumers will not experience sticker shock under the president’s health care law.
That’s according to industry insiders who told The Hill that they are expecting the price of monthly premiums to increase significantly. In some states, rates could increase by as much as 300 percent.
“There is extensive concern about rate increases next year,” said Avalere Health’s Vice President Caroline Pearson. “Particularly since early exchange enrollment is skewed toward older enrollees, some are concerned that plans will need to raise prices in 2015.”
Rates won’t be announced until the fall, however, and Pearson cautioned that it’s still too early to know what they are likely to be since the enrollment period for this year is still ongoing.
The industry’s concerns of rising premiums are largely out of step with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s comments at a congressional hearing last week, where the secretary downplayed any potential sticker shock.
“The increases are far less significant than what they were prior to the Affordable Care Act,” Sebelius said in testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee.
But insurers say a combination of Obamacare’s new taxes and fees, as well as rule changes and delays announced to cope with the rocky rollout, will likely contribute to higher than expected rates.
For instance, the administration’s decision to allow people to keep their old policies likely means that fewer people than anticipated are enrolling on the new exchanges.
This is bad news for the Obama administration, which has routinely pointed out that premiums on the exchanges are less expensive than comparable employer-based policies. While premiums may be cheaper, out of pocket costs on exchange plans tend to be higher. A survey by HealthPocket.com found the deductibles on the exchange plans were 42 percent higher than employer based policies. But now, insurers say Obamacare consumers can expect to experience sticker shock from both premiums and deductibles.
“The bottom line is that we just don’t know. Premiums were rising 7 to 10 percent a year before the law. So the question is whether we will see a continuation of that sort of single digit increase, as Sebelius said, or whether it will be larger,” MIT professor and one of the architects of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber told The Hill.
Insurers say not everyone will see premiums rise significantly. That’s because the rates vary depending on the region and carriers available in the area.
For instance, counties that have a population that skews older or have only one major hospital system in the area will likely be hit with higher premiums. In contrast, places with a mix of healthier younger people and more competition for providers will likely see lower premiums.
You know Barack Obama and company are absolutely desperate to bump up the Obamacare enrollment numbers with the looming March 31st deadline. However, with a billion dollar Healthcare.gov website, $1.8 billion per year to run the site and now a $58 million advertising bill for just 3 months worth of propaganda ads, the disaster that is becoming Obamacare is already billions in the hole.
This administration spends money like it belongs to no one and they can just print it at will whenever they want (which is pretty much what they are doing). With a ridiculous amount of money spent on advertising, it seems as though the sky is the limit when it comes to the American taxpayer. Where did Obama and his cronies get the authorization to spend this kind of payola without congressional approval?