11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional – Bloomberg

11 Pieces of Obamacare Conventional Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional – Bloomberg.

  1. Once Obamacare goes into effect, it will be impossible to substantially cut it back.
  2. Accountable Care Organizations are certain to bring down overall health spending
  3. Obamacare works because it gets money from deadbeats who go to the emergency room and then stiff the rest of us for the cost.
  4. Emergency room use will decline.
  5. People can game the system by going without insurance and then buying it when they get sick.
  6. Breaking the link between health insurance and employment will spur entrepreneurship.
  7. Obamacare will reduce the budget deficit
  8. The Independent Payment Advisory Board is going to radically change the relationship between you and your doctor.
  9. People with pre-existing conditions will be able to buy insurance in the private market for the first time.
  10. Obamacare will bend the cost curve.
  11. Obamacare will make bankruptcy a thing of the past, at least for the people who gain coverage.

I disagree with point #9 by the way. In general if you have a serious pre-existing condition, the only way to procure coverage was to sign up with the state risk pool. Perhaps that’s what Megan did and she wasn’t aware?

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