Chao said that he’d once held high hopes that the exchanges would run smoothly from the beginning, but that those hopes had been dashed. “The time for debating about the size of the text on the screen, or the color, or is it a world-class user experience, that’s what we used to talk about two years ago,” said Chao. “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience.” Both Chao and Cohen said that it’s likely that some of the state-based exchanges might not be ready on time...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Wait a minute. Do you mean that government-monopolized care may not be as good as the citizenry is used to? As you can see, federal regulators are working hard to make sure our new exchanges offer a
luxury, adequate, barely tolerable experience.
This is the federal official in charge of setting up the Exchanges:
Monday, March 18, 2013
(Note, under PPACA, California just expanded the number of residents eligible by 35%)
- In many states, Medicaid pays doctors a fraction of what private insurers pay. In 2008, in California, a doctor made 38 cents on a Medicaid patient for every dollar he made seeing a privately insured one. In New Jersey, a doctor made 33 cents. In New York, 29. And states continue to decrease Medicaid physician fees, because it’s the only lever they have. Full story.
- For every person added to Medi-Cal or Medicare, doctors are forced to negotiate higher healthcare prices with the private insurance industry. Those increase are passed onto you and your employees as increased premium. PPACA has only exasperated that cost-shift.