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Wonder why it’s so hard to untangle ObamaCare?

March 17, 2017

Here’s a (scary) chart that puts the program in context.

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Seriously, here’s a graphic of the ObamaCare organization structure and processes …

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Here’s a link to enlarged version and another to a summary that decodes the chart and lists some of the bill’s key provisions.

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Take a quick glance at the flowchart and ask yourself: ”Think this will work?”

The bill’s laundry list special interest provisions caught my eye…

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A guide to ObamaCare …

November 26, 2013

Seriously, here’s the link to a Senate prepared graphic of the ObamaCare organization structure and processes … and a summary listing of the bill’s key provisions.

 

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Take a quick glance at the flowchart and ask yourself: ”Think this will work?”

The bill’s laundry list special interest provisions caught my eye …

(more…)

Biden: “The AMA supported what we did (on healthcare). AARP endorsed what we did, too” … here’s why, Joe.

October 14, 2012

More from the debate …

This one always makes me scream.

Biden said: “The AMA supported what we did. AARP endorsed what we did, too”

That’s factually correct, but very misleading.

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AARP

As we wrote last week, the AARP told Team Obama to stop using their name in the campaign.

Why?

Probably because they feel a bit vulnerable when folks learn that their support had little to do with what’s best for seniors … AARP received a windfall pay-off.

Except for an election year transitional provision, ObamaCare fundamentally eliminates the popular Medicare Advantage program … and, the elimination of Medicare Advantage is a windfall for the AARP insurance business:

Thanks to its cuts to Medicare Advantage, ObamaCare is expected to expand the number of seniors buying “medigap” supplemental insurance plans,”

AARP controls 34 percent of the market for such plans.

According to a 2011 House Ways and Means Committee report, AARP stands to make between $55 million and $166 million from ObamaCare in 2014 alone
Source: Washington Examiner

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AMA

Similarly, we previously wrote that the AMA endorsed ObamaCare for self-serving financial reasons.

Yes, the AMA supported ObamaCare, but … according to Forbes, less than 15% of practicing docs belong to the AMA … and “90% of the AMA’s funding comes via a government sanctioned monopoly whereby the AMA sells the billing codes upon which the entire health care system relies”

A provision of ObamaCare explicitly provides for the AMA’s coding monopoly and perpetual government funded  income stream.

How do doctors really feel?

According to Forbes

This past February, 60 percent of more than 5,000 doctors surveyed said the Obama health law would have a negative impact on patients  …. more than half thought it would have a negative impact on their relationships with patients  …43 percent said the health care reform itself would likely lead them to retire over the next 5 years, and only 37 percent said that was an unlikely consequence of this law.

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If Obama uses the line again on Tuesday, I hope Mitt pounces.

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After losing Big Bird, Obama loses old birds … AARP tells Team O to cease and desist.

October 10, 2012

One of the few shots that Romney missed during the debate was when Pres. Obama gave the AARP a shout-out for supporting ObamaCare.

Why?

Do you think that the  AARP supported ObamaCare because it cares deeply about seniors?

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Nope.  It’s because the elimination of Medicare Advantage programs was a windfall for the AARP insurance business:

Thanks to its cuts to Medicare Advantage, ObamaCare is expected to expand the number of seniors buying “medigap” supplemental insurance plans,”

AARP controls 34 percent of the market for such plans.

According to a 2011 House Ways and Means Committee report, AARP stands to make between $55 million and $166 million from ObamaCare in 2014 alone
Source: Washington Examiner

Apparently the AARP is feeling guilty about their ObamCare pay-off

According to the Washington Examiner

AARP released a statement telling Obama not to do that again.

“While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”

Losing Big Bird and Old Birds in the same week can’t be a good sign.

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