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A pre-existing condition health insurance program established by Obamacare is already straining its own budget and, to control costs, the administration’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has stopped enrolling any new people in the program, according to an audit by the General Accountability Office (GAO).
In addition, to further control spending, HHS has directed the program to shift more of the costs onto the current enrollees, thus raising the out-of-pocket health care expenses for the people with pre-existing conditions.
“Finally, due to growing concerns about the rate of PCIP [Pre-existing Condition Insurance Program] spending, in February 2013, CCIIO [under HHS] suspended PCIP enrollment to ensure the appropriated funding would be sufficient to cover claims for current enrollees through the end of the program,” states the GAO report, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Enrollment and Spending in the Early Retiree Reinsurance and Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Programs....................
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Sankari
I'm sorry, but prior to 2009, no, health care wasn't rationed this way.
Originally posted by beezzer
So there is rationing.
Already discussed, there are death panels. (see Paul Krugman's admission)
Originally posted by xuenchen
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Good info in your post.
Looks like a lot of people will do that.
I believe this program now is a preliminary "system" that appropriated 'x' amount of dollars to get by until 2014.
They ran out of money and I sure would like to know 2 things from the HHS (Health and Human S.S.).....
1. How could they have under estimated the costs and fell short so soon ?
2. And we have to wonder why they aren't just simply getting the money from somewhere ?
I wonder what they will do during and after 2014 when something goes out of kilter.
These mistakes could cost some people their lives.
Gotta wonder if this is a "test run" for the future death panels ?
Have you considered this. Go to a pharmacy and you see a machine that reads your information from the system, then fills a pill bottle with your prescription. If they wanted to end your life, how can they do it from behind a computer?
Just in time for the height of election season, NIU History Professor Beatrix Hoffman has a new book out that takes a fresh and intriguing look at the history of health care rights in the United States.