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The Obamacare “disaster” is everywhere. Recently, a poll in Transom showed that 42% of Indpendents trust democrats in regards to healthcare, whereas 58% trust Republicans. Ben Domenech, senior fellow from The Heartland Institute, says the poll shows a major shift in attitudes; historically, democrats have been viewed in favor regarding health care.
In this podcast, Domenech warns of the coming “dominoes” of Obamacare implementation. In the coming year, we will likely see a spill-over of disruption into the employer-based insurance market. In fact, the American Enterprise Institute estimates we could see up to 50 million cancellations in the next year.
The first major domino of Obamacare was the website launch, healthcare.gov. Domenech says we’ve had two unexpected dominoes as well;
1. Epic policy cancellations
2. The non-functioning back end of heatlhcare.gov. In fact, the back end isn’t even fully built yet…
To illustrate the disastrous quality of Obamacare, we can turn to a poll by CBS who found that 84% of democrats said they wanted Obamacare changed or repealed. How astonishing!
Domenech predicts another domino, which he calls “doc shock”. He predicts that the large, quality-care hospitals like the Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, and M.D. Anderson will see an enormous amount of disruption (As well as the patients who need them). Most of the Obamacare exchange plans cut the top hospitals out of the networks because they’re too expensive to support. This means that families who need quality care for cancer or other such serious illnesses won’t be able to purchase health insurance via the exchange that covers what they need.
All-in-all, Obamacare will cause some major disruptions in the health care world; for doctors, hospitals, and patients alike.
Listen to the podcast in the player above.