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It's 'I Told You So' on Obamacare

Ann Anon Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 1:15 PM
I take some very expensive medicines and under last year's Medicare program I hit the doughnut hole by April first. However, I am now paying as a co-pay, the same amount I was paying as full pay last year. I cannot even imagine what it is going to cost me to renew my current drugs. But I will find out today as I am in the hole already. I have friends who are happily awaiting the full pay for drugs that will come up in a few years. I keep telling them that "drugs" will mean aspirin and tylenol generics and everything else will be deemed experimental and be a full charge item. They are not listening. But if they live long enough they will find out.

"What we've learned through the course of this program is that this is really not a sensible way for the health care system to be run."

That was Gary Cohen, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. He was talking about the apparently surprising need to halt enrollments in a program designed as a temporary bridge for people with pre-existing conditions who couldn't wait to be covered by the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) when it fully kicks in next year. The program was allocated $5 billion, but some estimate it would...