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Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day

May 13th, 2014 - 11:11 am

“Nice plan — it would be a shame if anything were to happen to it.”

That, in a nutshell, is the gangsterism passing for self-government these days. The only problem? We paid the protection money but the gangsters still destroyed our plans:

In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want.

These so-called narrow networks, featuring limited groups of providers, have made a big entrance on the newly created state insurance exchanges, where they are a common feature in many of the plans. While the sizes of the networks vary considerably, many plans now exclude at least some large hospitals or doctors’ groups. Smaller networks are also becoming more common in health care coverage offered by employers and in private Medicare Advantage plans.

It would have been nice if the New York Times had admitted this kind of thing would happen before the bill became law, but I guess we had to endure it so they could find out what was in it.

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You call it "narrow networks". In Canada we call it "wait times". It's all the same thing - RATIONING.

This is the only way the Canadian health system has been kept from collapsing for 50 years. We don't educate enough doctors, and those doctors that we do have are capped; once they've fulfilled the billing cap, they're told to stop for the rest of the year. Result? Waiting lists.

See www.cihi.ca for the stats.

Welcome to our world, suckers.
 
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The takeaway quote:

“We have to break people away from the choice habit that everyone has,” said Marcus Merz, the chief executive of PreferredOne, an insurer in Golden Valley, Minn., that is owned by two health systems and a physician group. “We’re all trying to break away from this fixation on open access and broad networks.”

"Choice habit"? "Fixation on open access"? What is this, the Google Playstore?
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During the North Korea famine in the 1990s, the "news" announcer said "let's eat two meals a day!" instead of the usual three.
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Dark totalitarianism hides as dappled light socialism which hides as liberalism.

Less doctors and inferior hospitals at a higher cost so that leftists can bribe more "victims" with "free" stuff.

Stealing your freedom to manage your own health decisions so you can be robbed of your money in broad daylight.

Crappy coverage for crappy medical service overpriced because of yo, yo daddy and yo grand daddy's 401k. Check your privilege...and make a check for it while you're at it.

Woodstock Wealth Transfer, hidden as healthcare.
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"if the New York Times had admitted this kind of thing would happen before "

You presume the NYT read or understood or knew the ramifications of Obamacare. You presume the NYT was reporting facts not pushing propaganda. You presume the NYT committed real journalism, a crime punishable by ostracism from the Progressive Circle.
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I don't think he presumed the second and third things. And his tongue may have been resting against his cheek a bit when he intimated the first thing.
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