Republicans should not throw away opportunity to regain control
Now that Obama’s lies have been acknowledged and his pledges to Americans of being able to keep our doctors and health care plans were outed as integral to his scheme to dupe us, we find out even more. (Video under link.)
The (subscription only) UK’s Financial Times reports: “Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres.
Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.
Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers’ choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even “inefficient”, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.
It could become another source of political controversy for the Obama administration next year, when the plans take effect.”
All true. Then factor in the exorbitant deductibles on the most basic plans available at the health care exchanges, as insurance customers are encountering even more problems under Obamacare. The new generation of policies have higher deductibles. Consumers have to pay more of their own money before insurance even kicks in. The average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on HealthCare.gov is more than $5,000. Forbes reports that Obamacare will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent, with the highest impact in the Bay Area, Orange County and San Diego.
Americans are frustrated, angry and frightened at their lack of control over the most personal health care decisions. The GOP needs to pick up six seats in the U.S. Senate to secure control of the upper chamber and is within striking distance of making that happen. This massive and bungled federal takeover of our health care should seal the deal. Will we screw it up turning the focus to amnesty for 30+ million illegals?