Major New York Hospital Not Participating In Obamacare: Reimbursement Too Low

Those of you who have read Atlas Shrugged will understand this question: Are doctors going to “go Galt”? For those unacquainted with the plot of the novel I will ask the question another way: Are doctors going to go on strike against the Affordable Care Act? Because, despite the fact that health insurance is now less affordable, doctors are finding the reimbursement rates to be far too low. Hospitals are opting out. The latest evidence comes from Newsday—thanks to a reader who emailed Read more […]

Obamacare Drives Inequality: “One Percent” Have Their Own Hospitals

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 Read more […]

USA Today Spins Coming Obamacare Disaster For Hospitals

The fact that this story is put out as if it were rational information about a topic shows you how deeply the American media is committed to Big Government and would rather believe politicians than use their brains. USA Today’s sub-headline says it all: One thing about the Affordable Care Act is clear: Hospitals will exist in a world where they are rewarded more for the quality of care than for the volume of patients they treat. How is anyone going to be able to measure and price “quality”? Read more […]

Hospitals Slashing Thousands of Jobs Thanks to Obamacare

Government officials have been predicting that jobs in the health care industry would be increasing due to the implementation of Obamacare and the projected 30 million Americans that would be signing up for coverage.  Supposedly, thousands of jobs would be created in the healthcare industry but that does not seem to be the case. Figures compiled by Challenger Gray and Christmas, an outplacement firm, there were 8,128 layoffs in the health industry last month.  Since the beginning of the year Read more […]

USATODAY: The Government-Funded Hospital Boom Is Bursting

On an “ideological” level, I mostly find Megan McArdle far too “establishment” to say I like her. But she does have some real skills in economic analysis. Because of her, I wasn’t surprised at all at the recent USA Today headline: “A Job Engine Sputters As Hospitals Cut Staff.” Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and inpatient visits. The payroll cuts are surprising Read more […]

“The Doctor Can’t See You Now” – Thanks To Obamacare

I can still hear Nancy Pelosi saying that the Affordable Care Act will make healthcare not only more affordable, but more accessible to everyone.  California, Pelosi’s home state, is one of the few states to be boasting that the health insurance through the exchange will actually lower costs for consumers.  Pelosi has been using this to tell the nation that Obamacare is working, but she fails to mention that most of the country will see rising premium costs and we’re talking significant rises Read more […]

Under Obamacare, Hospitals and Courts Overrule Parental Authority

Parents be warned!  Under Obamacare guidelines, doctors and hospitals can usurp your parental authority, dictate what medical treatment your child will get and if you don’t like it, they will have your child taken away from you, and in some cases the courts are siding with the hospitals. Jacob Stieler, son of Ken and Erin had cancer as a young boy and was treated.  At age 9 he had been cancer free for a year.  With no signs of cancer on any tests, the state ordered Jacob to undergo another Read more […]

Imposing The Gay Agenda On Hospitals

A liberal sent me a message the other day: “The reason why gays want to get married is because it represents something concrete and allows them the same rights as straight couples. The government at this point does not recognize gay marriage as marriage, which has led to many problems.” It isn’t so much a case of the government not recognizing gay “marriage” as marriage as it is a case of the government not recognizing a word to mean something other than its definition. But, without Read more […]

You May Not Find a Doctor to Deliver Your Baby Under Obamacare

Obstetrics, as a medical specialty, has been rising on the endangered medical species charts. One might even say that the field of obstetrics is suffering from a political, late term abortion. There are several reasons for this. Chiefly among them is the usurious malpractice rates imposed on this category of physician. Malpractice insurance rates for obstetricians are more costly than malpractice rates for cardio-thoracic surgeons. It is getting more and more difficult for an obstetrician to generate Read more […]