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If You Like Your Hospital You Can . . .

NOT necessarily keep it! Especially if it’s a good one.

That’s the verdict of the website Watchdog.org, which has surveyed top hospitals and discovered that THEY ARE OPTING OUT OF OBAMACARE.

Because, of the many economic laws Obamacare violates, one has received little attention: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

You see, insurers are supremely aware of the fact, borne out just today, that the Obamacare exchanges are going to be dominated by those who need insurance the most – that is, those who are less healthy or older. With the young and fit not putting enough money in the system, something’s gotta give, because unbeknownst to the White House, insurers are in the insurance business TO MAKE MONEY.

So they’re going to have to raise premiums at one end of the business and squeeze providers at the other. First class providers – hospitals, physicians, Voodoo doctors, etc – who have a robust business don’t have to take that kind of treatment. And their prices are higher. So they’re deciding not to take insurance that participates in the Obamacare exchanges.

So if you lose your insurance because of Obamacare and are dropped onto the exchanges, you may not be able to keep that hospital with the nice nurse who doesn’t get all pissy when you need the pillow adjusted and the doctor who didn’t get his degree in the Caribbean.

According to the Watchdog.org article:

Chances are the individual plan you purchased outside Obamacare would allow you to go to these facilities. For example, fourth-ranked Cleveland Clinic accepts dozens of insurance plans if you buy one on your own. But go through Obamacare and you have just one choice: Medical Mutual of Ohio.

And that’s not because their exchanges don’t offer options. Both Ohio and California have a dozen insurance companies on their exchanges, yet two of the states’ premier hospitals — Cleveland Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center —  have only one company in their respective networks . . .

“Many companies have selectively entered the exchanges because they are concerned that (the exchanges) will be dominated by risky, high-using populations who wanted insurance (before Obamacare) and couldn’t afford it,” said Wilsensky, who is also on the board of directors of UnitedHealth. “They are pressed to narrow their networks to stay within the premiums.”

And so Team Obama will soon learn that people are not quite so happy with their “higher quality” Obamacare health insurance because, as anyone who has shopped at the Everything Costs One Dollar store knows, you get what you pay for.

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29 Responses to If You Like Your Hospital You Can . . .

      • Many more people will be eligible for Medicaid.

        How do you think that will work out for middle class taxpayers whose tax dollors fund Medicaid?

        Many doctors who accept Medicare have never accepted Medicaid.

  1. Pretty soon that old “right wing conspiracy” will expand into a “private medical industry conspiracy” — medicaid and free clinics for all.

  2. And, gasp! Money is so tawdry, and the making of it so declasse.
    In ObamaLand doctors, nurses,and technicians should all work for their love of mankind and to see them healed, not b/c they can make above average wages doing it.
    After all, it isn’t like they have to invest a lot of time and money into continuing education or anything to stay current and be able to give the best possible care or anything like that.
    Its all magic you see.

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  4. So only the well-off will be able to get top-notch care? How soon before FCMABBHO starts taxing the snot out of them to punish them for this?

  5. Until recently, I found it reassuring to have a well-regarded hospital a few blocks away, and to have no doubt that it would accept my insurance. Now I may have to say, “My bank is just down the street. Here’s my account number.”

  6. Just stumbled upon a treasure trove of of comprehensive articles written by one Dr. Stanley Fields (before the rollout) this year that blow the lid off Obama and Obamacare.

    I received a letter earlier this year that my own doctor for the past 20 yrs. has formed an ACO (Accountable Care Organization) at Cedars-Sinai. Yikes!
    “Incorporated into the ACO scheme is profit sharing with the government if there are reduced costs. Included is reduction in payment if costs exceed benchmark costs.”

    Hospital systems are finally realizing there are problems with Obamacare:
    http://stanleyfeldmdmace.typepad.com/repairing_the_healthcare_/2013/07/hospital-systems-are-finally-realizing-there-are-problems-with-obamacare.html

    Main page: Dr. Field ‘must read’ articles:

    http://stanleyfeldmdmace.typepad.com/repairing_the_healthcare_/2013/06/

  7. Now that the best hospitals will turn away the old&decrepit, the business model of the hospice seems like a good investment.
    Medicare does cover that.