Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Know Your Care" vs. The Facts

The union/lefty bunch which calls itself "Know Your Care Wisconsin" has a large problem:  the reality of ObozoCare.

...it turns out that family premiums have increased by more than $3,000 since Obama's vow, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation employee health benefits survey.

...premiums climbed faster in Obama's four years than they did in the previous four under President Bush, the survey data show.

And that's just the beginning!

...the law piles on new coverage mandates. It requires insurance companies to provide 100% coverage for various types of preventive care, bans lifetime coverage limits, extends parents' coverage to offspring up to 26 years old, and requires plans to meet certain "medical loss ratios." Coming up are rules on "essential standard benefits," limits on deductibles, bans on annual spending caps, and much more.

Let's look again at the wisdom and sagacity of KYCW:

"If you expand the pool of the insured, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, it makes good business sense..."

BillyBob Feitler forgets the new mandates, I guess. 



Anonymous said...

My premiums rose 13% on average per year from '99 to '09. Now you got a problem with rate getting jacked up?

Saint Revolution said...

Money And Medicine - The Affordable Care Act...it’s threatening to bankrupt the nation.


"...Money And Medicine investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment...

The Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court recently upheld extends health care coverage to over 30 million uninsured Americans but actually does very little to make health care affordable. Since 1970, health care spending has grown 9.8% annually, more than twice the rate of inflation. Medical costs now consume 17.3% of our gross domestic product. That’s $8,086 for every American or about twice as much per capita as most developed countries spend. Although we pay more for medical care than any other country, America currently ranks 19th in the world in preventable death, 26th in life expectancy, and 31st in infant mortality.

Our more-is-better approach to health care is not only failing to make us healthier, it’s threatening to bankrupt the nation. If medical costs continue to skyrocket, American industry will become increasingly uncompetitive; the government will run up increasing deficits as it struggles to fund MediCare, MedicAid, and the new subsidies that are part of The Affordable Care Act; and millions of Americans will delay or forego necessary care because out-of-pocket medical costs will become unaffordable...".

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Jim said...

Nothing like criticizing something by using data from before it actually occurred.

The ACA has specific measures to reduce the growth of health care spending. The "more is better approach" is addressed by ACA which seeks to reduce unnecessary procedures, holding providers accountable for health care results, bundling care payments, and much more. Subsidies are paid for with savings and taxes which are part of the ACA.

More people will receive preventative care because ACA stipulates that such care be covered without copay, which is the point. Preventative care reduces cost. No copay encourages patients to seek preventative care.