Obamacare Update

Aug 06 2014

We keep being assured that Obamacare is working – aside from minor glitches like the federal subsidies possibly being unconstitutional. But we’re told more people have health coverage, and everything is sunshine and lollipops now. So why has public approval of Obamacare dropped to an all-time low in the new Kaiser Family Foundation survey? Kaiser found that from June to July, the public’s unfavorable rating for Obamacare leaped 8 points to 53 percent, one of the biggest one-month swings ever, for any issue. And quite a few of those early buyers that were trumpeted by the White House have stopped making payments and dropped their policies. Why?

The New York Times discovered that many Obamacare buyers who are new to health insurance feel bamboozled. They thought they were getting free or less expensive health care. Instead, they’re wading through reams of confusing paperwork, only to find that their payments, deductibles and co-pays are higher than expected. Worse, many doctors won’t take their policies because of the low reimbursement rates. Patients with preexisting conditions who need to see certain doctors are finding they’re only included under the most expensive policies. So they still don’t have access to the doctors they need – the Times calls this “access shock” – plus they now have the added expense of useless insurance. And the price is still rising: it was just predicted that premiums on the Florida exchange will rise over 13 percent next year. So they’re dropping the policies.

It’s all because a problem that should have been narrowly targeted – helping the poor and sick obtain health care – was turned into a giant, federal Rube Goldberg machine. For instance, how many sick people could have been helped with $850 million worth of medical care? Because that’s the latest estimate of the cost just for setting up the Obamacare website – which still won’t be functional until at least 2015. I take back what I said about it being a Rube Goldberg device. Those ridiculously inefficient contraptions might have involved monkeys and cannons and bowling balls, but at least, they worked.

Comments 1-5 of 14

  • Dr.Larry K. Loffellmacher

    09/29/2014 06:42 PM

    I have written two nearly forty page docs. "Darkness In The Dream", and, My Burning Cup of Fire" The last one is of Christian emphasis. Int?

  • judi bunner

    09/25/2014 10:50 AM

    Obamacare is a fiasco. The only folks who have gained any advantage is the insurance industry and those who have stock or financial interest in these companies. It would be interesting to see if those who are responsible for this mandate are government employees. I was paying $50 for a medigap plan and beginning in 2015 I will have to pay $200 to $300 per month for the approximate coverage I had, and on a limited income. The elderly got thrown under the bus. I resent having to pay high premiums to provide insurance coverage to those who are able but have never worked. I am entitled to Medicare because I worked and contributed for 30 years.

  • Philip Champagne

    09/14/2014 08:21 PM

    Now that our delay in attacking isis and that they have had adequate time to fortify their positions. I would love to see the President limber up the old B52 fleet and take out all oil productions, all bridges, all electrical production facilities throughout Syria. Make this a war not a terrorist attack.

  • M. Therese

    09/07/2014 03:13 AM

    See who ObamaCare is failing!


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    08/31/2014 02:33 PM

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