Oops! Sorry little guy, Obama screws you again.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ChkitOut, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...3070.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTWhatsNewsCollection

    "McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul."

    Although in fairness to progressives, these people will be able
    to get on medicaid in 2014 so its not all that bad...:) :( :D :eek:
  2. Obama: “no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what. My view is that health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: fix what’s broken and build on what works.”

    Hope and Change you idiots!
  3. “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, would you like fries with that?"

    ---Nancy Pelosi.
  4. Money quote from the article: "The move is one of the clearest indications that new rules may disrupt workers' health plans as the law ripples through the real world."
  5. My wife is a physician. She says that in her group they've had the discussion about how they were going to handle the increased number of "government insurance" patients for which they'll be forced to provide care. The plan under consideration currently... "we'll take them one day per week and quit work at 5:00PM". That way, they are "providing care", not "refusing to treat".... however, the waiting list to see a specialist will get long... VERY long.
  6. Yep. Enthusiasts for this type of care really should have checked the realities of other nations which have similar setups before jumping on the bandwagon. WHO and shill organizations like that are full of it. I don't know how many times I've heard a friend in Europe or Canada talking about how their grandparent is in pain and their operation or procedure had to get pushed back yet again, meanwhile their grandparent is stuck at home in constant misery. Waiting a couple of months just for MRIs is pretty par in Canada... Waiting time for tests is absurd, meanwhile the cancer just spreads and spreads...

  7. I don't know what's going to happen but if I need care I'm going to call 911 and tell them I have chest pain. This is good for a battery of tests, then I'm going to say, "Doc, while I'm here can you take a look at this boil on my ass." Somehow there has to be a way to jump to the head of the line.
  8. Good idea, thanks for the heads up.

  9. Add this in the mix for the meltdown to be complete. States are going to go bust for sure. Bottom line, we'll all pay more and receive less.

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 31 mins ago
    WASHINGTON – More people signed up for Medicaid last year than at any time since the program's inception, as the recession wiped out jobs and workplace health coverage.
    A report released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that enrollment in the low-income medical insurance program jumped to more than 48 million. With the economy barely improving, states are forecasting a 6 percent increase in the rolls next year, meaning another strain on their cash-depleted budgets.
    For now, states are cutting Medicaid to try to curb costs.

    Nearly every state - 48 in all - took some action to limit Medicaid spending last year, and most plan more cuts next year. Although they didn't reduce eligibility, Kaiser found that states took steps to restrict the scope of coverage:
    * A record 20 states placed restrictions on benefits, and 14 plan new restrictions next year. Arizona, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts eliminated some or all dental coverage. Other states limited medical imaging, therapies, supplies and personal care.

    *Thirty-nine states cut or froze payments to hospitals, doctors and other service providers, and most plan another round next year. Medicaid payment rates are already so low that in many states it's hard to find doctors who will accept the coverage.

    *Eighteen states placed limits on long-term care services, and 10 plan additional limits next year.
  10. Yeah, and the government (ie, "the people") will end up paying $3,000 to effectively pop your pimple. Anything wrong in that?
    #10     Sep 30, 2010