originally posted by: spirit_horse
Thanks for all the great replies. I was really surprised to see this put out to the insured like that. I thought they would be in with the government on this. By putting it out, it seems like they are saying 'wink, wink, nod, nod' here is the real story.
I just had to bring it to ATS because I have heard of a lot of people being hurt by it. And the insurance company also does not cover ANY pain management or weight loss programs. I thought they were supposed to cover all including pre-existing conditions. Well, NOT! So, I got birth control and other coverage I as a male will never use, but not what after 23 major surgeries I really need, which is pain management and weight loss from two years of surgeries and being unable to exercise except swimming.
President Obama repeatedly promised that his signature health law, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, would reduce insurance premiums by $2,500 for the typical family. Instead, premiums have increased by a comparable amount
Obama Promises To Lower Health Insurance Premiums by $2,500 Per Year
President Obama had pledged publicly at least 36 times that his health care plan, known as Obamacare, would not force people who liked their current coverage to lose it before "tweaking" that promise Nov. 4.
36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan
originally posted by: ketsuko
No, there are no "death panels." If you look through the bill, you won't find anything called a "death panel" ... Of course, they don't tell that there are plenty of ways to bump you off if they don't want to pay to deal with you.
Look at the current and shameful VA scandal to get an idea of what a real "death panel" is. It's that list they put your name on that will ensure that your so-called 14-day wait stretches out to however many days it takes you to die.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, is a fifteen-member United States Government agency created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which has the explicit task of achieving specified savings in Medicare without affecting coverage or quality. Under previous and current law, changes to Medicare payment rates and program rules are recommended by MedPAC but require an act of Congress to take effect. The new system grants IPAB the authority to make changes to the Medicare program with the Congress being given the power to overrule the agency's decisions through supermajority vote.