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New Affordable Care US health
plans will exclude top hospitals

Financial Times, by Stephanie Kirchgaessner

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/8/2013 10:34:26 PM

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres. Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston,

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Along with keeping certain doctors aside for those who can afford the top tier O-Care (easier to get appointment?) ... he´s also making sure that beds are available in the top hospitals for only those that can afford it.

I´m half expecting an announcement from Washington that you don´t have to be a doctor to perform brain surgery. /s


      

Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/8/2013 11:24:26 PM     (No. 9645935)

You can bet that the elite will not be excluded from top hospitals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/8/2013 11:38:00 PM     (No. 9645945)

What #1 said!
My first thought....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/9/2013 12:19:43 AM     (No. 9645970)

It´s more than two, plus they are dropping oncologist from senior plans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/9/2013 12:30:02 AM     (No. 9645975)

Besides Obama Care or whatever follows it on the progressive´s road to government run health care, you can bet that there will always be a first class private health care system consisting of the top doctors and the best hospitals for the elites and the rich and famous.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cThree, 12/9/2013 12:46:34 AM     (No. 9645985)

A friend from England told me a few short years ago that it would take about a decade to get ObamaCare up and running in the states. By this she meant getting a dual health system set up, with clinics for the masses, where you have to bring your own bedsheets to the hospital if you want clean ones, and the other system for the very rich and very connected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/9/2013 1:10:39 AM     (No. 9645994)

There´s going to be a point in the very near future where lines at emergency rooms will circle the block. The reason is simple,most decent doctors will either quit, become a doctor for the elite or opt out,pay the fine and set up a fee for service operation.The other reason is Obamacare will lead to millions more uninsured,so people will wait until they can´t take anymore and wind up at the ER.

Even if you quit work so you can claim zero income,they´ll probably use the prior year´s W-2 form and use that as your current income.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/9/2013 1:31:29 AM     (No. 9645999)

Before Obamacare everyone, including Illegal Aliens received medical care. We went to the emergency room. If you did not have insurance and needed hospitalization you were sent by ambulance to County Hospital and treated for free. With ObamaDeathCare you get insurance for free and get sent to the same county hospitals. No change to see here, move along.

Solution: Health Saving Accounts, Tort Reform for junk lawsuits, Insurance across state borders, improve county hospitals and health clinics for the poor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/9/2013 1:44:36 AM     (No. 9646005)

Two predictions.......

#1--- It will soon be illegal to practice medicine for cash.

#2--- It will soon be acceptable to leave ´emergency´ patients out on the curb until they bleed out and die.

....´Sorry honey, but we can´t find your name in the system´.

The Utopian dreams of the Left are a nightmare, indeed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 12/9/2013 2:24:03 AM     (No. 9646022)

Why should top hospitals be denied the egalitarian beauty, the heart-wrenching fairness, and the collective orgasm of Our Glorious Socialist Health via Dear Leader´s Affordable Care? Surely top hospitals will all wish to participate in this Great Leap Forward? I mean, doesn´t it just prove that they are racist if they don´t?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LComStaff, 12/9/2013 3:12:54 AM     (No. 9646030)

Sorry, but we cannot accept articles that are behind a pay wall.

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