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More of the ObamaCare false flag operation

Rick Ungar is the latest flag bearer:

Recent data provided by the nation’s largest health insurance companies reveals that a provision of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – is bringing big numbers of the uninsured into the health care insurance system.

And they are precisely the uninsured that we want– the young people who tend not to get sick.

The provision of the law that permits young adults under 26, long the largest uninsured demographic in the country, to remain on their parents’ health insurance program resulted in at least 600,000 newly insured Americans during the first quarter of 2011.

Of course, most will  be gone at 27 for any number of reasons – unless they’re forced by law to buy it on their own.

But again, the problem going in isn’t necessarily “uninsured” as the left continues to insist.   Surprise, the ERs didn’t magically empty as promised under RomneyCare in MA as promised, but became even more crowded – with insured.

Why?  Because there’s a shortage of Doctors and health care providers willing to take on new patients, especially those on Medicaid.  In fact, there’s a shortage of doctors, period.

But the fantasy lives:

For starters, every one of the young immortals we add to the rolls of the insured is one less young adult who will turn to the emergency room to fix a broken leg and then find themselves unable to pay the bill – leaving it to the rest of us to pay the tab.

See, false flag.  It isn’t about being “stuck with the bill” – the mythical “free rider” problem.  It is about being seen and receiving care in other than an ER, and that’s just not going to happen under this law unless doctors are forced to do so.  Our problem isn’t that we’re going broke because of ER costs.  Our problem is that government insurance has made those who hold it so unattractive to doctors that most don’t want too many of them in their patient mix.

Doctors most likely take this “young blood” as Ungar calls them as they’ll rarely if ever see them, and besides they’ve most likely been seeing them under their parents insurance for years. 

And I’m sure the insurance companies are very happy with the result of the new law which extends coverage to family members up to age 26.  More profit, little payout.  Those that are under the age of 26 probably are fine with it too since they’re most likely not paying the bill.

We can insure everyone in America, and I’m sure that’s the eventual goal.  But unless we increase the size of the health care force exponentially, it won’t mean a thing.  It isn’t an insurance problem, folks, it’s the usual problem of supply and demand.   And government intrusion in the market has made the market less attractive to those who would be the suppliers – as usual.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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19 Responses to More of the ObamaCare false flag operation

  • “leaving it to the rest of us to pay the tab”
     
    And like a whole lot of other damn things the government takes an interest in, they’re full of crap, they ain’t payin the tab, so I’m trying to figure out how it’s THEIR BUSINESS.
     
    Like seat belts, or NCAA championships or doping in professional sports.
     
     

  • New NHS performance data reveal that the number of people in England who are being forced to wait more than 18 weeks has risen by 26% in the last year, while the number who had to wait longer than six months has shot up by 43%.

    It
    Don’t
    Work
    I have no insurance.  I pay my way.

    • ” the number of people in England who are being forced to wait more than 18 weeks has risen by 26% in the last year, while the number who had to wait longer than six months has shot up by 43%”
       
      Buh buh butttt….they’re Insured!  Insurance = treatment!  President I-I-I would never deceive me!

      • I know…it is hard to take in, that somebody would sell us a bill-of-goods just so they could control our lives…

        Despite rising demand for healthcare caused by the increasingly elderly population and growing numbers of people with long-term conditions, the NHS treated 16,201 fewer people as inpatients in March 2011 compared to March 2010, the latest Referral To Treatment data disclose.
        The British Medical Association said the longer waits and fewer treatments were inevitable: “Given the massive financial pressures on the NHS, it was always likely that hospital activity would decrease and waiting times would increase,” said a spokesperson.
        “The capacity of hospitals has been limited by staffing freezes, and commissioners of care are under pressure to ration surgical procedures considered to be of low value. As well as the personal impact on individual patients, there is a potential long-term consequence for NHS hospitals, which are at risk of being financially destabilised as they lose income.”

        Damned reality…!!!

  • “For starters, every one of the young immortals we add to the rolls of the insured is one less young adult who will turn to the emergency room to fix a broken leg and then find themselves unable to pay the bill – leaving it to the rest of us to pay the tab.”

    Because simply by waving a wand and saying “you’re insured,” that renders the service free!

    • Mom would have paid for that anyways.

      • “Because simply by waving a wand and saying “you’re insured,” that renders the service free!”
         
        Oh no, the wand is even more powerful than that!
         
        “you’re insured” creates Doctors, and Nurses and technicians and volunteers, and clinics and hospitals, and staffs them, and fills them with pharmaceuticals and equipment too!
         
        “You’re insured!”  it’s a verrrrrry powerful spell, and as we like to say “they all lived happily ever after!”
         
        This is why lawyers should be prohibited from being politicians unless they’ve had other real world experience, and why inexperienced morons from Illinois shouldn’t be elected President.
         

  • Question: Do these “children” on their parents insurance actually add anything to the parents bill? I know my HSA plan (now closed to new members…hmm) basically gives you your kids for free.
    If that’s the case, its not really adding money to the pool. What they need is their own plan, and that plan has to add some cost to pay for other people’s plans.

  • 26 year old children…my mind cannot comprehend this concept. At 25 I owned (well I and the mortgage holder shared ownership of) a townhouse, a car free and clear (bought used with already 100k miles but it ran as long as I spent a few hours a month on it), I (barely!) managed a software engineering team and I had a couple of years of salary saved up and invested. What do 26 year old children…eh do all day?

    • My parents had this weird idea that I was an adult when I was 21!  Can you imagine?!!!!!
       
      HOW DID WE SURVIVE!!!!!!  Society needs to pay me reparations for having to support myself for those 5 years.

      • How did you survive…???
        That was before the Great Teutonic Shift (really, I kid you not…Obama used that term last week)…!!!
        The man is a gaff factory.  We just never hear about half of them.

        • Ah – man, I hate it when the Teuton’s shift – chased my ancestors out of the nice German Walds and across the Rhine and now they responsible for the Teutsnami in Japan?  Damn those Teutons!

  • Boy, the left is great at shifting the argument, aren’t they?  When we were sold forced to eat this crap sandwich, we were ASSURED (categorically, comrades!) that it would lower costs by getting people more preventative care.  Now, it’s merely (allegedly) adding to the pool of insured people, which is to say, increasing the pool of available money.  No cost savings at all. Oh, and it will ALLEGEDLY stop people going to the ER for a broken leg because they will NATURALLY wait to make an appointment with their GP to get that fixed up.

    Jebus…

    I can’t believe that even a lib is stupid enough to make that argument.

    And, incidentally, who is paying for adding those 26 year old “children” to the system? Why, their parents and their parents’ employers. It’s like an indirect tax, really. What a scam.  It should have been called the “Healthcare for Deadbeats Tax Act”.

  • As the Canadian judge famously said “Access to a waiting list is not access to health care.”

  • Meanwhile 500 drugs, allergy and cold medicines, have been given a death sentence by the FDA because they were sold before the FDA’s latest draconian approval process.
     
    So in order to get the same relief from allergy medicine at $5/bottle, you’ll have to get a drug that’s been through the process at $5/pill.   And because the intellectual property of the old drugs is non-existent (part of why they are now cheap), there is little incentive for drug companies to walk the old drugs through the expensive FDA approval process.
     
    Of course they found some vague examples of mislabeling and instead of punishing the particular company, they’re going to yank them all.  Of course I don’t really recall a trail of dead bodies traced to allergy medicine recently.  But if you listen to the narrative ‘millions of lives saved’ from removing decades old drugs.
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/healthcare/fda-pulls-500-cold-drugs-it-has-not-approved-20110302
     
    If you recall Obama tapped the drug companies to help sell HC.  Which I assume meant using the drug companies’ lobbies and checkbooks to buy congressmen in return for favors like taking cheap drugs off the market and out of consumers own control.  Yeah, that will help medical costs.

  • “one less young adult who will turn to the emergency room to fix a broken leg”

    Where else does one go to get a broken limb set? I have insurance, but if I get a broken leg or some other injury I am going to the emergency room. When I didn’t have insurance I went to the emergency room and paid the bill myself. As I mentioned before, anyone using an emrgency room will get a bill for the services rendered. When and if the patient proves they cannot pay it, the medical facility will swallow it. 

    Mr. Ungar obviously knows nothing about the health care system and has either had the good fortune of having no injuries in his family or the bad fortune of having a serious head injury which has caused him to forget his journey through the medical paperwork labyrinth