About 35 percent of uninsured people in the United States would rather pay a fine than buy coverage under ObamaCare, according to a new Gallup poll. The number of people defying the individual mandate has grown over the last year, increasing 6 percentage points since last November, according to the polling data released Thursday. The… Read more »
What healthcare services are free? Maybe the Obama adminstration really doesn’t understand what services actually cost and that nothing is free? Medicare administrator Donald Berwick M.D. is quoted as saying “nearly one in six people with medicare — took advantage of one or more of the recommended preventive benefits now available for free, thanks to the… Read more »
Up to 3 million middle class Americans could qualify for Medicaid because social security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. A married couple could have an annual income of $64,000 and get nearly free health insurance intended for the poor according the the Health and Human Services Department. Medicare actuary… Read more »
The healthcare reform’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan was expected to be overwhelmed with applicants who wanted to buy health insurance but were denied by insurers. The government’s prediction of 375,000 enrollees in April of 2010 is woefully incorrect, with only 22,000 enrolled since enrollment began 10-months ago. Is there a fundamental misunderstanding of the uninsured problem by Obama? … Read more »
The NY Times reports that hundreds of hospitals across the country performed two CT scans in succession on medicare patients, which is rarely necessary, yet some hospitals were doing that more than 80% of the time needlessly exposing patients to radiation. Hospitals and radiologists are paid more for the double scans, running up claims and healthcare costs.