Why on earth, for health care, do we as a society think somebody else should pay for it? We don’t think that about groceries, we don’t think that about cars, we don’t think that anything anything except health care.
With the growth of the food stamp program, I’m not sure people don’t expect society to buy them groceries. Keep in mind this video is from 2009.
Various combinations of employer group coverage and family options are explored. The comment by insurancelady is incorrect. In the situation described, there is no Obamacare subsidy available to the family.
8. Myth: States can trust the federal government to keep its funding promises.
Reality: “Although Obamacare stipulates the federal government will pay at least 90 percent of the benefit costs of the Medicaid expansion,” Heritage explains, “state lawmakers have no guarantee future Congresses will keep that promise.” In fact, the Obama Administration has already proposed changing the deal in its fiscal year 2013 budget proposal.
If you’re getting reimbursed $17 for a visit, it won’t be long before you have to close your doors because you can’t pay your staff. I’m not sure who gets paid but somebodies getting all that money and it’s not those that actually touch the patients.
In an error ridden article, Joe Klein is happy to report progress in the implementation of Obamacare.
Good news is that the Obamacare application has been reduced from 21 pages to just 3 for a single person. Apparently Joe gets this part right, although we won’t know for a fact until tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow morning the Administration will announce a spiffy, new 3-page application for individuals (which we’ll attach here when it becomes public).* There will be an 7-page application for families (11 including the appendix), but even that one will be far better designed than the initial effort. “We did a lot of work testing words, to come up with simpler language,” an Administration official told me, “and we did time tests. Our average was 7 minutes to fill out the paper version and even less if you do it online.”
But Joe can’t leave good enough alone and me makes the snarky comment:
This compares favorably with applications for private insurance plans, which average about 17 pages (and can go as high as 35).