Obamacare: Medicaid For All

Most folks who follow the news have heard that those who buy the government designed health insurance off the Obamacare insurance frequently lose their health care providers, but the anecdotal news reports don’t really explain why.

Here is what is going on.

Medicaid offeres comprehensive coverage, but only pays medical providers 55 cents of every dollar private health plans pay for the same services. Thus, very few doctors take Medicaid patients.

The government designed Obamacare exchange policies the same way. Obamacare compels you to purchase every coverage under the sun (whether you need it or not) and the only way to make the resulting premium remotely affordable (even after receiving a subsidy) is to cut medical provider compensation to Medicaid levels. Thus, very few doctors take Obamacare patients.

Obamacare is really Medicaid for all.


What if we had to buy coffee the way Obamacare now decrees we shall buy health insurance?

When Propaganda Goes Off Message

“Rebecca Stewart, a proud mother of two” went off message describing her less than satisfactory experience with Obamacare during a recent Youtube propaganda chat with President Barack Obama:

The New Three Branches Of Government


A Real Thanksgiving Turkey

While you were celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with your family or plunging into the Black Friday shopping madness, your government was busy raising the cost of your health insurance – again.

This blog previously reported that Obamacare is taxing group health insurance plans to pay insurers to underwrite the government designed insurance sold on the government exchanges.

President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

Now, The Washington Beacon reports that your employer buys health insurance for you, the Obamacare bureaucracy just decreed a new rule over the holiday weekend imposing another hidden 3% tax on your group policy which will cost roughly $5,000 per family over the next decade. This money goes into a slush fund the Obamacare bureaucracy can spend any way it pleases without having to ask Congress for appropriations.

Don’t you love holiday surprises?

The Unaffordable Employee Health Insurance Act

North Conway, New Hampshire small business owner Nancy Clark helped pitch the “Affordable Care Act” before the 2012 election on behalf of the Obama administration, gushing that she was looking forward to taking Obamacare subsidies from her neighbors to buy “Nancycare” insurance for her employees.

Fast forward to 2013…

CBS News is reporting today that Obamacare spiked Ms Clark’s employee health insurance premiums by 39%, taking $30,000 out of the pockets of Clark and/or her eight employees. [Go to the link to watch the CBS News report video.] Obama supporter Clark blithely terminated insurance for all of her employees and dumped them on the government exchanges, expecting the government to take care of them. Naturally, the employees were no more successful in buying the government designed insurance off the government exchange than anyone else. Clark simply dismisses their problems as mere “technical difficulties” that are “the nature of the beast” and remains a steadfast Obamacare supporter.


Annihilating The Working Class

Yesterday, a California business owner reported his company’s own Obamacare horror story to the Zero Hedge blog:

My company, based in California, employs 600. We used to insure about 250 of our employees. The rest opted out. The company paid 50% of their premiums for about $750,000/yr.

Under obamacare, none can opt out without penalty, and the rates are double or triple, depending upon the plan. Our 750k for 250 employees is going to $2 million per year for 600 employees.

By mandate, we have to pay 91.5% of the premium or more up from the 50% we used to pay.

Our employees share of the premium goes from $7/week for the cheapest plan to $30/week. 95% of my employees were on that plan. Remember, we used to pay 50% now we pay 91.5% and the premiums still go up that much!!

The cheapest plan now has a deductible of $6350! Before it was $150. Employees making $9 to $10/hr, have to pay $30/wk and have a $6350 deductible!!! What!!!!

They can’t afford that to be sure. Obamacare will kill their propensity to seek medical care. More money for less care? How does that help them?

Here is the craziest part. Employees who qualify for mediCAL (the California version of Medicare), which is most of my employees, will automatically be enrolled in the Federal SNAP program. They cannot opt out. They cannot decline. They will be automatically enrolled in the Federal food stamp program based upon their level of Obamacare qualification. Remember, these people work full time, living in a small town in California. They are not seeking assistance. It all seems like a joke. How can this be the new system?

Pelosi, pass the bill to find out what’s in it? Surprise! You’ve annihilated the working class.

As the “Iron Lady” Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher correctly observed a couple decades ago, socialism only makes the poor poorer:

Too bad America forgot her lesson.

UPDATE: North Carolina business woman notes that Obamacare is making her spend money she does not have to buy coverage she does not need and is driving her to drink:


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