Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nuanced Health Care...

Well now. Isn't this interesting?

Top Cancer Centers Off-Limits Under Obamacare
Some of America's best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation's new health care program.

Doctors and administrators say they're concerned. So are some state insurance regulators. An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington's insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it's in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.
Remember back in the runup to ObamaCare, where we were treated to sob story after sob story of people that were struck with disease and couldn't get health care as a result? And that ObamaCare was going to fix that so every American was insured? There you are. It's fixed.

Like a dog going to the vet fixed, mind you.

And what's the response from the Obama Administration? The insurance companies are going to face more "scrutiny" in the coming year. You know, like the Corleone crime family gave "scrutiny" to businesses under their protection. "Dis is a nice insurance company youse gots heah. Be a real shame if something were to happen to it.

They have altered your health care. Pray they don't alter it further.

That is all.


AndyN said...

And of course there's the irony of this anecdote that Obama trotted out in 2010 while he was trying to drum up votes for this crap sandwich...

You know, when I was — when I was young, just got out of college, I had to buy auto insurance. I had a beat-up old car. And I won’t name the name of the insurance company, but there was a company, let’s call it Acme Insurance in — in Illinois. And I was paying my premiums every month. After about six months I got rear-ended, and I called up Acme and said, “You know, I’d like to see if I can get my car repaired.” And they laughed at me over the phone.
Because really, this was set up not to actually provide insurance, what it was set up was to meet the legal requirements. But it really wasn’t serious insurance.
Now, it’s one thing if you got an old beat-up car that you can’t get fixed. It’s another thing if your kid is sick or you’ve got breast cancer.

Efxgeek said...

Nice twist on Vader's line from Empire for your closing. Snuck it right in there like a good knuckleball.