Tuesday, July 09, 2013

And The (ObamaCare) Hits Just Keep On Comin'

Via Bloomberg, we learn of a new study that says that ObamaCare will create a two-tier system out of Medicare that will provide benefits to certain enrollees but not others. I wonder if this is a "glitch" too?
Colonoscopies, diabetes screenings and other preventative services mandated by the U.S. health law may be offered only to new Medicaid program enrollees next year, leaving existing patients with second-tier care, a study found.
Excluding people already in the Medicaid program for the poor may penalize a population more prone to chronic conditions, researchers from George Washington University said in an article published today in the journal Health Affairs. The 2010 Affordable Care Act guaranteed preventative screenings to almost all who enroll in the expanded version of Medicaid and states were given the option of whether to offer those services to people already in the program.
Add this to the other pieces of ObamaCare that have been circumvented, delayed, rescinded or just outright allowed to fail:
- 1099 provision
- CLASS program
- state insurance exchanges
- employer mandate
- medical device tax (pending)
- subsidy eligibility enforcement
...and that smoking thing...


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