He who holds the data makes the rules. If you haven’t figured this out, it’s almost too late. Obama knows it. In 2009, his team mandated electronic medical records and $27 billion to make it happen as a “foundation” for health care reform.
Obamacare limits access to doctors. From the Los Angeles Times: “A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.”
Lack of knowledge is helping President Obama impose the Affordable Care Act. The public does not like “Obamacare” but they say they like the Affordable Care Act. Most don’t know it’s the same thing -- and the federal government and Obamacare supporters want to keep it that way. That must not happen.
The White House is engaged in anarchy. Do you think this too strong a word? Decide for yourself. Definitions of anarchy found online include:
“A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.”
“Absence or denial of any authority or established order.”
The Affordable Care Act is a scam. Before Obamacare, indeed before managed care health plans, catastrophic policies had high deductibles and fairly low costs. That’s because they were purchased solely for financial protection against the cost of medical catastrophes like coma, car crashes and cancer. They were true insurance and thus relatively inexpensive. People reached for their checkbook, not their insurance card, when they went to a doctor.
I’m not going to talk about Obama’s SOTU… except to say that I feel like I did the last time he had to get up and try to sell Obamacare to the nation: he doesn’t want to do it; he feels it’s beneath him; it’s four years after Obamacare and he’s perturbed that he still has to be marketing the law in a speech. So his comments lack passion.
Intrusions sometimes surprise. I was at the doctor’s office recently when into the exam room walked a physician assistant and a young man in a tee shirt pushing a computer on a waist-high rolling stand. This “scribe” was introduced to me, but no one asked me if it was okay for him to stay. As I answered questions he silently typed away, taking down every word.
Government keeps the DNA of newborns -- without parent consent. All across the country, state health departments are taking newborn DNA within 48 hours of birth, and many are storing it for genetic and other research. Some indefinitely. Consent is usually not required. Hospitals prick the baby’s heel, drip the baby’s blood (DNA) onto a card with filter paper, and send it to the government.
The sick are getting a reality check. It’s 2014, the first year of full Obamacare implementation and taxation…but Obama is focused on the well and the healthy, not the poor and the sick. An article in Inside Health Insurance Exchanges (HEX) tells the tale, “HHS Warns Hospitals, Providers Not to Cover Patient Premiums.”
Obamacare is down, but it’s not dead. Many concerned Americans think the current travails of the Obamacare exchanges will cause the law to fail on its own. Not so.