They say that the easiest way to make your way through a crowd is to throw a penny in a can and start asking for change. Well just like people run away from peddlers, doctors runaway from Medicaid.
Walk into a physician’s office that you don’t know and tell them you have Medicaid. See how far you get. Odds are you won’t get very far with the front desk attendant let alone see a doctor or a nurse.
The reason for that is because most doctors don’t take Medicaid. It just doesn’t make financial sense. You see when you have a government run healthcare plan like Medicaid where there is a defined budget, the government must start to reduce payments to physicians to make up for wasteful spending everywhere else. When governments reduce payments, doctors opt out of Medicaid.
Now new research is suggesting that Obamacare will end up by Medicaid.
According to Merrill Matthews, director of the Council for Affordable Health Insurance Obamacare will eventually be like Medicaid
Even the former director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, Doug Holtz-Eakin, said that Obamacare is becoming the Medicaid of the future, where you have insurance but a doctor won’t see you. According to Holtz-Eakin, Medicaid pays out 55 cents on the dollar compared to private insurance.
What’s even more ridiculous is that President Obama wants to expand the government program that has a proven track record of not being able to provide adequate medical care. President Obama wants an additional 9 million people on Medicaid by the end of March.
Shouldn’t we want people on private insurance, not needs based government insurance?
However this administration has relished in the growing numbers of people in poverty. When the administration broke the record for the amount of Americans that couldn’t afford their own food and needed food stamps, the Obama administration called it an achievement.
Is it really an achievement that they’ve messed up the economy so bad that record numbers of people need government assistance? Is it an achievement because never in our wildest dreams could we come up with an administration that is so inept, so wasteful, that it takes them almost a billion dollars to build a website that a high school computer class could have built?
The reality is that President Obama and his buddies in Washington D.C. don’t really have a plan. Even when they get the things they want, they say that they don’t want them. When they asked for an employer mandate and got it, President Obama sent out a tweet saying that he didn’t want it for 2014.
The administration is clearly making things up as they go along.
While they are scrambling trying to figure out a way to make their agenda work, America has to suffer the consequences. When President Obama said that if you like your doctor you can keep him. What he didn’t tell us is that your doctor may not keep you. As everyone gets signed up for Obamacaid, we will see many doctors simply opt out of the system and refuse to provide care to those with Obamacaid health insurance.
We need a President with a real plan. We need a President with a real vision. We need a President who feels the pain that Americans are going through.
What we have is a President in an ivory tower who doesn’t have to sign up for the health insurance that bears his own name. What we have is a President, who is clearly lost. What we have is a President who has lost touch with all reality. With all of the problems with Obamacaid, it seems as though President Obama just doesn’t care