The Side Effects of ObamaCare

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Pre-Existing Physician Payment Problems Persist
No one can criticize the Obamacare legislation for being too short. But even at 2K+ pages, the new law fails to address some major problems with the health system. One of these is the flawed formula Congress created years ago to determine how much the Medicare payment physicians receive for services rendered. Year after year, the […] More

Doctor Participation May Vary
In recent years, the United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians. Under Obamacare, it will only get worse. Industry experts predict a 40,000 shortfall in doctors over the next decade There are two factors at play here. First, the existing supply of primary care physicians will not be able to keep up with the […] More

States Will Feel the Effects of Obamacare
The national health reform rammed through Congress is giving state officials headaches. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels outlines several problems states will have to deal with as a result of Obamacare. For example, Daniels now faces the prospect of terminating a popular insurance program for low-income Indiana residents. […] More

New Entitlement Compounds Debt Problems of Existing Entitlement
Obamacare was sold as a way to improve benefits and expand coverage. But it doesn’t seem to be panning out that way. Almost immediately, major companies offering excellent health coverage to both active workers and retirees said the new law would cost them a bundle. AT&T alone said they’d have to set aside an extra $1 […] More

Obamacare Fueling Higher Insurance Costs
Despite all the talk about how Obamacare would lower health care costs, it’s already becoming clear that it just won’t be the case. The Indianapolis Star reports that companies can expect employee health insurance costs to rise even faster. “Driven by worries about the economy and possibly the effects of health-care reform, [health insurers] are raising […] More

Laws No Longer Mean What They Say
Major flaws in the gargantuan Obamacare bill started to emerge almost immediately after it was signed into law. One of the most embarrassing: failure to ensure immediate coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions—something Obamacare supporters had constantly promised was part of the bill. Looking to provide cover for those who wrote the bill, Secretary of Health […] More

Obamacare May Be Fatal for Your HSA
President Obama promised Americans that “If you like the plan you have now, you can keep it.” It was a fundamental promise of Obamacare. But if the coverage you like comes via a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), that promise may not hold. A recent analysis from HSA Consulting Services concludes the […] More

Medical Devices Tax Will Costs Jobs
There’s only one way to pull the economy out of the doldrums. We need more jobs. Now. As Obamacare inched its way toward passage, boosters of the radical legislation began making bold new claims about its virtues. The bill, they said, would do far more than simply fix the health care system; it would create jobs […] More

Young to Pay Higher Health Insurance Premiums
Remember those lower health insurance premiums Obamacare would bring us? Don’t count on it—especially if you’re young. The Associated Press reports that a new analysis by Rand Health predicts premiums for young adults could rise as much as 17 percent under the new law. The new age rating requirement is the culprit. It bars insurers from […] More

Higher Health Insurance Taxes
Union bosses howled about one Obamacare tax hike: the levy on “Cadillac” health plans (expensive plans rich in benefits). The problem with this tax, as they see it, is that it hits the very plans often enjoyed by their rank-and-file. Ever eager to please the unions, Democratic leaders added a “fix” to the reconciliation bill […] More

Obamacare Doesn’t Work on Children After All
A signature achievement of Obamacare, we were told, was that it would provide immediate protection for children with pre-existing conditions. In the brave new world of Obamacare, no ailing child could be denied coverage. Turns out, that just ain’t so. According to the Associated Press, “Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to […] More
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