- Obama said while trying to pass his government takeover
of your health care that you would be able to keep your doctor and health
care plan. Like Jon Lovitz of Saturday Night Live, he lied and he knew
- Last year we heard it over and over, I'm talking of course
about President Obama's promise that if you like your plan you can keep
it. Well forget it. Today it was discovered that another 700,000 Seniors
will have to change plans, because health insurers are shutting down certain
types of plans because of legislative changes and looming cuts to federal
funding. That is on top of the announcement in August that three million
seniors would have to get new providers.
- Cigna Corp., Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, several Blue
Cross Blue Shield plans and others aren't renewing hundreds of Medicare
Advantage plans, which are Medicare policies administered by private insurers.
The moves will displace some 700,000 beneficiaries who must find new policies,
according to Humana Inc., a large seller of Advantage plans.
- For 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation said there will
be a 13% decline in the number of Medicare Advantage plans. "
- He lied about the Death Panels--there are two.
- He lied about his takeover of your health care would
bring down costs. "The pullback is largely due to a 2008 law that
required the plans to have networks of preferred doctors, with the idea
that managed care could be less costly and aggressive marketing could be
curbed. Some providers of traditional fee-for-service policies decided
to close the plans rather than invest in networks. But some insurers say
the federal health-care overhaul, which includes $140 billion in cuts to
reimbursements for Advantage plans over 10 years, is a factor as well.
- Insurers are also saying as the market tightens up more
plans will close and prices will go up."
- Why would you expect to have costs go down if you cut
half a trillion dollars from Medicare and add 32 million people to be served.
Oh, all of this without adding a single doctor and lowering reimbursement
fee for hospitals and doctors.
- Thanks to the hack from Chicago, not only is our economy
tanking, the value of our dollar going down 20%, but our very health is
now in trouble. About 735 days to regime change--this is no longer about
politics; it is about saving your life.
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