The next lie coming home to everyone – “You can keep your Doctor”. Ummm, nope. Note the media sources quoted, Time, New York Times and the AP. None are friendly to conservatives.
Under ObamaCare, “Many Insurers Are Significantly Limiting The Choices Of Doctors And Hospitals Available To Consumers.” “Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obama’s health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.” (Robert Pear, “Lower Health Insurance Premiums To Come At Cost Of Fewer Choices,” The New York Times, 9/23/13)
Faced With The Need To Cut Down Costs, Insurers Are “Shrinking” The Network Of Doctors Available To Patients. “It’s not that simple. In order to participate in health-insurance exchanges, insurers needed to find a way to tamp down the high costs of premiums. As a result, many will narrow their networks, shrinking the range of doctors that are available to patients under their plan, experts say.” (Alex Altman, “‘You Can Keep Your Doctor’: ObamaCare’s Next Broken Promise?” Time, 11/19/13)
- ObamaCare’s Mandates Are Leading To “Limited Choices And Significant Out-Of-Pocket Costs.” “Exchange plans are required to take all applicants, cover broad benefits and provide robust financial protection against catastrophic illness. In return for that, something else has to give. The result: limited choices and significant out-of-pocket costs through deductibles and copayments.” (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Holly Ramer, “Limited Patient Choice Next Overhaul Issue,” The Associated Press, 11/20/13)
And, Obamacare is already busting the federal budget. The CBO upped the estimated cost $12 Billion a year in just two months! (between May and July of 2013)
$1.8 Trillion: Gross Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions From 2013 To 2023. (Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director Of Congressional Budget Office, Letter To Chairman Paul Ryan, 7/30/13)
- The May 2013 Baseline Estimated That The Net Cost Of Coverage Provisions Was $1,363 Billion – Now $1,375 Billion. (Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director Of Congressional Budget Office, Letter To Chairman Paul Ryan, 7/30/13)
CBO: “The Net Costs Is Now Estimated To Be … $12 Billion More Than Previously Estimated.” “As a result of the Administration’s announcement and recently issued final rules, the net cost is now estimated to be $1,375 billion—$12 billion more than previously estimated.” (Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director Of Congressional Budget Office, Letter To Chairman Paul Ryan, 7/30/13)