This is yet another predictable result of Obamacare.
Top Hospitals Opt Out Of Obamacare
The Obama Administration has been claiming that insurance companies will be competing for your dollars under the Affordable Care Act, but apparently they haven’t surveyed the nation’s top hospitals.
Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare.
“This doesn’t surprise me,” said Gail Wilensky, Medicare advisor for the second Bush Administration and senior fellow for Project HOPE. “There has been an incredible amount of focus on the premium cost and subsidy, and precious little focus on what you get for your money.”
Regulations driven by the Obama White House have indeed made insurance more affordable – if, like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, you’re looking only at price. But responding to Obamacare caps on premiums, many insurers will, in turn, simply offer top-tier doctors and hospitals far less cash for services rendered.
Watchdog.org looked at the top 18 hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2013-2014. We contacted each hospital to determine their contracts and talked to several insurance companies, as well.
The result of our investigation: Many top hospitals are simply opting out of Obamacare. [READ THE REST]
Progressivism and socialism are often empowered by supporters with well-meaning goals: equality, fairness, and the appearance of compassion. Unfortunately the entire philosophy is rooted in a bankrupt sociology that denies the fallenness of man, and is inevitably co-opted by sociopaths who gravitate to the power and privilege of political leadership.
One more time: The greater the centralization of political power, the larger will be the gap between the rich and the poor. Government-controlled health care will lead to greater economic waste (profits for the ‘haves’), and significantly rationed care for those forced to endure it (death and deprivation for the ‘have nots’).
Freedom is an often messy and scary thing, but more equally spreads the wealth, and provides opportunity to all. When someone is given the power to dictate outcomes, you can be sure those outcomes will most significantly benefit themselves and their friends.