I’ve lost count of the deceptions. I mean, seriously, my head is spinning.
WE WERE TOLD . . . though we never believed it, but yet . . . WE WERE TOLD that Obamacare was a market-based reform, using the private sector to improve coverage and the delivery of health care services and blah blah blah blah blah.
No, this isn’t a government takeover! The insurers will still be in business. Did someone say single payer? Banish the thought.
Well, in reality, President Obama has never really banished the thought. Because how can you have a market-based system when you don’t permit the market to operate?
Let me just start with a basic fact about Obamacare. It doesn’t work. It can’t work.
Obama and his advisors are discovering, as the Soviets did, that only God can create new worlds, inhabited by humans, that actually work.
They are telling businesses – that is, insurers and health care providers – to deliver a limitless, high quality product and make it not cost much. They are finding out, in this particular case, that people are in business to make money, not further Obama’s policy agenda.
ONLY SOCIALISTS THINK YOU CAN HAVE A MARKET WHERE NOBODY MAKES MONEY AND CONSUMERS GET A GREAT PRODUCT.
And so, as they find things aren’t going according to plan, they are attempting, and will continue attempting, to force businesses to provide such a product whether they make money from it or not, so that the system they designed doesn’t implode. And finally, when businesses say, “that’s not going to be possible,” the government will effectively take them over and just have taxpayers fund the whole impossible scheme. And voilà, we’re at single payer!
And if you inject enough money, things will work. I mean, if use a large enough tractor, you can get a car with four flat tires to move.
Until taxpayers’ money runs out, of course.
And so, this is what’s happening.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is pressuring insurers to change their Obamacare plans and provide a larger selection of doctors and hospitals. Because people like the cheap price but not the limited choice!
Beset by all kinds of regulations and mandated coverage, insurers sought to make money by limiting their product, offering to consumers the health providers the insurers could afford to pay. But that’s getting in the way of Obama’s plans. Because everyone wants great doctors, but who the heck wants to pay for it??
From the piece:
Under the new federal proposal, insurers selling plans in the federally run marketplace would be required to submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services a full list of providers in a network before their plans are approved for listing in the exchanges.
In the future, regulators also plan to develop federal standards for the required number of providers. For this year, the federal exchange relied largely on state regulators and third-party organizations to review networks, said Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
“It’s a substantial change,” said Ms. Pollitz. “It’s much more specific, and it’s going to involve a lot more direct federal oversight.”
Under the proposal, the plans offered in the federally run insurance marketplace also would need to include a larger share than previously required of “essential community providers,” which are safety-net hospitals, clinics and others often used by lower-income people.
Do you see it? Do you see the creeping Socialism here? The government is slowly taking over, just as conservatives predicted.
Poor insurers. They supported Obamacare, made a Deal with the Devil because they were salivating at the prospect of all those new customers. And now, things are getting uncomfortably hot.