Shortly after Obamacare passed, we began getting calls in then-Congressman Ron Paul’s office (health care was one of the issues I handled for Dr. Paul) from panicked constituents whose doctors had said they were considering withdrawing from the medical practice because of Obamacare. In the four years since Obamacare has passed, and more doctors have …
We were treated to some very bad news last week: “About 636,000 veterans across the country have VA medical appointments that are at least a month past when they wanted to be seen, and 40,000 have been waiting for four months to see a doctor.” Those numbers came from Sen. Bernie Sanders, […]
Politicians that extol the virtues of public schools send their own kids to private schools, so it should surprise no one that many of those who extol the virtues of Obamacare refuse to take ACA plans and Medicaid. They do, of course, carve out time for the “important people”. Who does the government consider to be the “important people”? Not you, pal.
A ruling is due this week that may have dramatic impact on ACA premium subsidies and force the administration to do what it should have done all along: work with Congress to replace the law instead of relying on a “pen and a phone” to patch it with illegal executive orders.
You can’t sue them and in most cases you can’t fire them. But if government officials and bureaucrats aren’t telling the truth about waiting times, costs, treatments, and fraud in the VA, what makes us think they’ll tell us the truth about Obamacare results.
Betsy McCaughey proposes a sensible solution to the VA Hospital crisis that begins with patient-based coverage built around choice. These are the principles around which every American’s health care should be based.
Handing over the navigation of a federal bureaucracy from the veteran to a private doctor doesn’t solve the problem. We must free our veterans from a federal bureaucracy and let them choose their own doctor and treatment without waiting for the approval of a VA bureaucrat.
For the first time, a Majority Leader of the House was defeated in a primary election. It is important to note that his challenger, Dave Brat, committed himself in writing to the repeal of Obamacare while Eric Cantor did not. Visit www.therepealpledge.com to learn who has signed and who has not.
The chief of staff for the Miami VA Healthcare System was disciplined by Florida and New York medical boards in a case where a patient died under his care.
A doctor who lost his license to practice medicine in New York is put in charge of The Miami VA with responsibility for our veterans health. This is the kind of accountability the federal government gives those who sacrificed the most for our country.
This is what government controlled health care looks like. Besides the long waiting lists, corruption, and inefficiency, you have politicians protecting their political supporters at the expense of patients. In this case, those patients are veterans and Bernie Sanders is blocking a house-cleaning at the VA. Tell Sen. Sanders what you think at 202-224-5141.
Because of the constantly changing provisions of the health care law and the administrations refusal to disclose information, the Congressional Budget Office now states that they cannot estimate the fiscal effect of the law. We had to pass the bill to find out what’s not in it.
CNN got it right on the money. This article was published in June of 2009 and predicted correctly that Americans would lose 5 freedoms that they used to enjoy including the ability to keep your doctor and the ability to keep you policy. Read this article for the full list.
A top-down, federally-run, one-size-fits-all massive bureaucracy will not serve our veterans well no matter who runs it. Fraud, waste and indifference to customers are intrinsic to monopolistic systems like the VA. The Obama Administration would like to move the rest of us into a similar system to the one that has failed our veterans. Vets fought for our freedom, let’s fight for theirs and get them the care they deserve.
The National Federation of Independent Business warns, “…employers who currently offer health insurance to their employees are experiencing devastating premium cost increases.” What will that mean to your health? No one knows.
Nancy Pelosi famously said we had to pass the ACA bill to know what’s in it. But, as this NY Times article details, the administration keeps writing the bill long after it’s been passed. The endless changes to the law cause uncertainty among employers and therefore less hiring and lower economic growth.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin took to the floor of the Senate in 2009 and confirmed that the VA’s medical system is indeed “government health care”. He went on to claim that reports of delays and rationing were fictitious. What do you suppose the odds are of him correcting the record? What are the odds of him reconsidering his position on greater government control over health care for the rest of us?
Can you imagine being forced out of an insurance plan that covered your sick child’s visit to the best hospital into a more expensive plan that doesn’t?
Gaining access to health insurance doesn’t mean much if the hospital and doctor you need won’t take it. Narrower networks under Obamacare exclude the best caregivers, in this case, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. But this is not an unintended consequence of the law, rationing is the purpose of the law.
According to one insurance executive, “We have to break away from the choice habit that everyone has.” Got that? Your ability to choose your own doctor is a bad habit that government will help you break. Thanks for nothing.