Even though the majority of ObamaCare’s costly provisions don’t start until 2014, that doesn’t mean the bill won’t raise premiums next year. An expert with Fidelity Consulting Services estimates ObamaCare’s new provisions for 2011 alone will result in premium increases of 2 to 3 percent because of added costs for insuring young adults, removing benefit caps, and new mandates for preventive care.
ObamaCare implements Washington-based, top-down insurance controls which will force nearly half of all workers off of their current plans. “Bottom line: Sebelius means to dictate what your insurance plan must look like almost from day one, no matter how you get your coverage.”
“Can we (meaning the government) use statistics on Medicare spending to force the health care system in general, and Medicare providers in particular, to deliver more efficient, higher-quality care?…The weight of the evidence I believe is fairly clear: No, we cannot.”
An internal e-mail sent by Massachusetts Division of Insurance official Robert Dynan outlines his many concerns regarding the state insurance commissioner’s recent decision to impose price controls on Massachusetts health insurers — concerns which should serve as a sobering reminder to all Americans as to what the future will bring if ObamaCare is not repealed.
Nearly half of the primary-care physicians responding to a recent survey by The Medicus Firm, a national physician recruitment firm, said that they would want to leave medicine if the health-care overhaul is implemented.
AT&T is reporting that it will take a $1 billion accounting charge as a result of an ObamaCare provision that changes the way in which Medicare prescription drug subsidies are taxed – and the company says the overhaul may cause it to cut current and retired workers’ health-care benefits.
The costs of Canada’s government-run health-care system are spiraling out of control — eating up about 40 percent of provincial budgets and providing further evidence that ObamaCare’s government-centered approach almost certainly won’t be able to contain costs without rationing care.
Despite President Obama’s continual insistence that if you like your plan, you can keep it, his own administration’s preliminary analysis indicates that, for about half of all Americans, this might not be so. According to the analysis’s “midrange estimate,” 45 percent of large employer plans and 66 percent of small employer plans would lose their grandfathered status by the end of 2013.