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ObamaCare’s Redistribution Of Health

Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York, paints a stark picture of the impact of ObamaCare: A massive redistribution of health resources according to new projections from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (Betsy McCaughey, “ObamaCare’s Redistribution of Health,” New York Post, September 27, 2010).

President Obama pledged to decrease the numbers of uninsured by making health plans affordable — but that’s not how his law does it. Instead, it loosens Medicaid eligibility by raising the income ceiling and barring asset tests. Here’s what will likely happen:

1. By 2014, 85.2 million people — 31% of all nonelderly Americans — will be on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

2. This accounts for the majority of Americans who’d gain health coverage.

3. But, only 3% more people will have private insurance.

ObamaCare also stipulates that Medicaid recipients get the same benefits that employers are required to provide workers, diminishing the incentive to work. It raises the question: why stay on the job if the benefits are just as good in Medicaid?
To expand Medicaid, the ObamaCare literally disembowels Medicare.

1. In 2019, for example, ObamaCare cuts Medicare funding by $86.4 billion — which works out to $1,428 less for each Medicare recipient that year.

2. Baby boomers will have difficulty accessing care that seniors now get.

3. Richard Foster, chief actuary for Medicare, has spoken out about the possible impact of these issues and warned that some hospitals and physicians might stop taking Medicare patients.

This is a grim picture of the future. We must push hard for repeal and replace this awful law.

Please see link to McCaughey’s article in the New York Post

One Response to “ObamaCare’s Redistribution Of Health”

  1. DANIEL GARSHMAN Says:

    THE FINANCIAL ASPECT IS FRIGHTENING, BUT ALSO THERE IS THE QUESTION OF WHERE WE WILL GET ALL THE DOCTORS TO CARE FOR THE PATIENTS. I SUPPOSE INDIA, OR THE PHILIPPINES WOULD BE THE LOGICAL ANSWER. ASSUMING THAT COMPETENT ONES ARRIVE WHO CAN PASS THE LICENSING EXAMS, THEN WHO WILL CARE FOR THE SICK IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES FROM WHICH THEY CAME?

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