The Wall Street Journal reports that insurers are facing pressure from regulators and lawmakers about Obamacare plans that offer limited choices of doctors and hospitals. Many of the top doctors aren't included. This goes to access, choice and quality of care, and it was wholly foreseeable.
The blog "Legal Insurrection" notes that "the reimbursement rates are so low for hospitals that even major research hospitals ... are refusing to participate in any of the state health exchange plans unless reimbursement rates are renegotiated."
Bloomberg reports that at least six states and counties from Maryland to Oregon are getting inmates coverage under Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion. Swell -- more than $6.5 billion in annual state costs for treating prisoners will be shifted to the federal government.
The Hill reports that a National Small Business Association study found that a doubling of health care costs is preventing many companies from growing.
Columnist John Podhoretz details the "risible" counterattacks that desperate Obamacare supporters are making against those who have cited the Congressional Budget Office's finding that Obamacare will cause the equivalent of more than 2 million people losing their jobs.
Stateline, the daily news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts, alarmingly reports that medical identity theft has risen sharply and that Obamacare and legitimate concerns over its insecure website have "raised the stakes" and made this very serious matter even more of a concern.
The Washington Examiner reports, "There is strong new evidence to suggest the administration's claims (that more than 9 million Americans have signed up for coverage under Obamacare or Medicaid) are grossly exaggerated and deeply misleading." Great -- just another major issue on which the administration is deceiving the American people.
The Los Angeles Times reveals that even after we are beyond some of the Obamacare website glitches and long waits to get signed up, "some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office. ... People are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business." Though these problems were predicted, their severity is taking patients and doctors by surprise and frustrating all involved.
I found those items in five minutes without looking very hard. Is there any doubt in your mind that Obama is really after something other than his stated goals for Obamacare? If so, I respectfully suggest that you consider wiping the scales from your eyes.