Pre-election truths on ObamaCare

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Health Policy News Roundup Curated by Jane M Orient, M.D.

Dumped into Medicaid. Dr. Jeffrey Singer writes: “Several of my patients who had been paying for their own individual health insurance informed me that they were forced off private insurance and placed into Medicaid when they signed up for health care at Healthcare.gov.” This is a nationwide phenomenon: Up to 80% of people participating in ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion have been shifted off their private insurance—and are now trapped in a subpar system. http://online.wsj.com/articles/jeffrey-a-singer-obamacare-shunts-my-patients-into-medicaid-1413846762

The Doctor Is Out. About 25% of physicians nationwide (70% in California) decline to participate in ObamaCare Exchanges. http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/barbara-boland/over-214000-doctors-opt-out-obamacare-exchanges

Junk Insurance. The Exchanges are a lot like Medicaid, but the government is trying to cover up access problems. http://blog.independent.org/2014/10/30/government-buries-evidence-of-poor-access-to-care-under-obamacare/

Explosion in Red Tape. The annual burden imposed by ObamaCare is estimated to be more than 127 million work hours. http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/aca_burden_tracker.pdf?xrs=RebelMouse_tw

Premiums May Double. Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months. http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/201136-obamacare-premiums-are-about-to-skyrocket?utm_content=bufferfc99c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Obama Says Cancel your Cell Phone to Pay for ObamaCare. If you think your premiums are too expensive, you simply haven’t “prioritized healthcare,” he said in a town hall meeting. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obama-if-obamacares-too-expensive-cancel-cable-cell-phone?utm_content=buffere4787&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Hallowe’en “I’m Not a Liberal” Costume. http://downtrend.com/brian-carey/gutfeld-slams-liberals-who-pretend-theyre-not-liberals-just-to-get-elected/

After Healthcare Comes Day Care. Obama now wants to have 6 million children in government-funded daycare, so their moms can get another job. http://www.100percentfedup.com/news/2601-stay-at-home-moms-are-insulted-by-obama-as-he-promotes-public-pre-school

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