The captives who have been dumped by their healthcare insurance companies on Barack Obama’s orders are beginning to feel the pain Obama meant them to experience.
Obamacare was and always will be nothing more than a stick with which to flog Americans into lining up and marching into a single payer system. Single payer is a system that involves the government paying healthcare providers what the government thinks their services are worth. The details that we have been able to dig out of Obamacare include the fact that doctors’ salaries will be determined by the government. Moreover, there will be no differentiation between medical specialties. Doctors who do brain surgery will be paid the same as those who clip the toenails of diabetics and the elderly.
These rules have led to doctors opting out of any kind of insurance plan that is connected to Obamacare, and this has brought about shortages Obamacare fans couldn’t even imagine.
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One of those former Obamacare fans tells her story as follows.
“As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obqamacare), I’d like to report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It’s the number of physicians whose secretaries feigned empathy while rehearsing the ‘I’m so sorry’ line before curtly hanging up. You see, when the rush of the formerly uninsured came knocking, doctors in my New Jersey town began closing their doors and promptly telling insurance companies that they had no room for new patients. My shiny, never used Horizon health card is as effective as a dollar bill during the Great Depression. In fact, an expert tells CNN, ‘I think of (Obamacare) as giving everyone an ATM card in a town where there are no ATM machines.’ According to a study 33% of doctors are NOT accepting Medicaid. Here in Jersey, one has a dismal 40 percent chance of finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid – the lowest in the country.”
There is an old Dutch saying that fits here: “We grow too soon old and too late smart.” The worse thing is that because of Barack Obama and his Frankenstein monster, too many of us might not get to “grow too old.”
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