Obamacare: Want to keep your doctor? Pay a premium
One of Barack Obama’s promises during the healthcare reform debate was that if you liked your doctor or your insurance plan you would be able to keep your doctor and your plan. While that is still technically true there is one problem; you might not be able to afford to keep your doctor, and your employer might not be able to afford to keep your plan.
In an effort to keep down the costs of providing healthcare to their employees many small companies, and large ones as well, are beginning to look at less expensive plans. These plans include plans which limit a person’s choice of doctors. If your doctor is not on the list of accepted doctors under the new plan you are out of luck. These plans do offer you a chance to keep your doctor if he or she is not on their plan– you will just have to pay a premium. If you cannot afford to pay a premium for the privilege (as the article I linked to calls it) of keeping your own doctor, you will be forced to get a doctor who is on the new healthcare plan that you will also now have to purchase. So much for keeping your doctor or your plan.
Two of the stated goals of the healthcare reform law were to bring down the cost of healthcare, and to make affordable healthcare available (and required) to all Americans. How is Obamacare going to achieve these goals? The answer is simple: by lowering the quality of the healthcare plans that most people and businesses can afford to purchase. Lower quality healthcare plans with lesser coverage and benefits means a lower price. Instead of bringing higher quality healthcare to Americans, Obamacare is going to bring lesser quality healthcare to all Americans under the guise of this somehow being fair. Many Americans are going to be losing the quality of their healthcare benefits while being forced into inferior plans.
You simply cannot add 30 million people to the healthcare rolls and bring down the costs unless you lessen the benefits that healthcare providers will be covering; in other words, bringing down the quality of healthcare that many Americans enjoy. Even then it is still questionable as to whether the costs of healthcare will be reduced.
This is what many of us were trying to warn the American people about, and this is what many of the American people finally realized too late. Once the American people realized what was in the healthcare bill the momentum gathered by the Obama regime and Democrats in congress was to strong to stop it. They were hell bent on passing this disaster at all costs, regardless of what the American people wanted and now we are all going to pay the price…..LITTERALLY!