December 20, 2013

Latest PJ Media Column (‘The Obamacare Chaos Strategy’s Outlines Begin to Emerge’) Is Up

Filed under: Health Care,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:42 am

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Sunday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.



  1. The true result of ObamaCare:

    How Obamacare is Hurting My Family with Chronically Ill Kids

    You know that medical device tax? It’s not just for hospitals but it’s especially targeted to people who get medical treatment at home. ObamaCare is literally a tax for being chronically ill.

    ObamaCare is not about getting insurance for those who can’t afford it, or about getting free preventative health screenings for poor people. ObamaCare is about culling the population of sick people by pricing them out of existence. That is how ObamaCare intends to reduce the nation’s medical costs, it’s a stealth death panel. It exposes another of Obama’s lies, a family shouldn’t go bankrupt if they get sick.

    Tom, you might want to consider posting this video link to highlight the personal experience of a family with sick children. This video refutes in every way the so called REFORM brought by Democrats by showing how at every turn costs are increased thus lowering a family’s standard of living. ObamaCare is indeed about wealth redistribution by destroying the middle class.

    Comment by dscott — December 20, 2013 @ 11:48 am

  2. Anecdotal Report on ObamaCare in the Hospitals:

    Nationwide there is a continuous layoff of RN’s at hospitals as they downsize over Obamacare’s slaughter of our healthcare systems

    Well Obamacare is making life rough. With 40 yrs as a RN and specializing in ICU/CCU I have always had the luxury of working 48 to 60 hrs a week anytime I wanted to..

    There has been a serious reduction in patient admissions to hospitals and ICU’s. We have numerous patients on the floor that should be in ICU but the doc’s and hospital are saying no. I work in 5 different hospitals and the average census in icu is 30% when it use to be 90% this time of year…

    …Nationwide there is a continuous layoff of RN’s at hospitals as they downsize over Obamacare’s slaughter of our healthcare systems. It has it’s flaws but now it is getting scary.

    Possible conclusions, 1) people were being sent to ICU’s unnecessarily to increase billable amounts, OR 2) Hospitals are now reducing the percentage of potential non paying patients in favor of private pay, OR 3) Combination of 1 and 2.

    Prediction: Since a number of hospitals and medical care providers have been locked out of the insurance system due to ObamaCare like the Mayo Clinic, there will be a move to private pay, i.e. those who pay out of pocket with no insurance. I predict extreme bifurcation of the health care industry between the wealthy few who can afford premier medical care (formerly standard medical care) and the rest of us who get stuck with substandard first aid like medical care, i.e. British Healthcare System, aka Socialized Medicine.

    Comment by dscott — December 20, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

  3. Doing the math of ObamaCare insurance versus the old way:

    What Obamacare Means To Preppers and Self-Sufficiency

    A visit…well several visits to has given me a very rude awakening. Theminimum plan I can now purchase is $845 a month. $10,140 a year. You guys would have to watch over 5 million Tin Hat Ranch videos a year just to cover that nut. The truly sad fact is what the insurance doesn’t cover. Sure, I myself can get “free” condoms and abortions. But for this huge sum of money the individual deductible is $5,000, the family deductible is $10,000, and the maximum out of pocket expense, per year, is $12,700. After the deductible the plan covers only 60% of expenses!

    I hate math. If I got sick to the tune of $15,000 in a year, here is what it would mean-

    I’d pay the first $5,000 out of pocket.
    For the next $7,700 I would pay $3080, the insurance would pay $4,620
    After I reached the $12,700 maximum out of pocket expense the insurance would pick up the remaining $2,300
    I’d still be paying $845 a month the whole time
    To “cover” a $15,000 medical bill I’d pay $18,220.

    Those of you who are very keen at math may think you have caught me making a mistake, and in one sense you are correct. Had I purchased an old catastrophic plan with a $15,000 deductible and an annual yearly premium of $3000 you might notice my total out of pocket expense would still be $18,000.

    So at minimum the comparison between ObamaCare and a Catastrophic plan is the difference of $10,140 and $3000, respectively for a family. ObamaCare at minimum costs almost $7000 a year more, NOT $2500 less as promised.

    So the economic consequences to the nation will be a median family income will effectively drop $7000 a year to $43,000 while the people not on Medicaid who somehow qualify for full subsidies will increase their net income by $7000 a year. That’s how Obamanomics wealth redistribution works. BUT, it should be noted that how a family at the median income level spends it’s money is NOT the same as one at the bottom of the economic ladder. And that is where the economy takes a massive hit through the redistribution of spending priorities in a year or two disrupting the spending patterns of America. Economic Chaos, Obama Style.

    Who are these people that will qualify for subsidies when everyone else doesn’t (under 35 years old, income under poverty level qualifying for Medicaid, senior citizens on Medicare, and those with employer sponsored plans) seem to? Illegal Aliens, that’s really all that’s left over.

    Comment by dscott — December 20, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

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