Do0n’t believe me? Ask a doctor, Milton Wolf
It’s Not Just the Mandate: ObamaCare’s Other Infringements
The bill seizes liberty from doctors and insurance firms, too.
•Doctors must purchase and use expensive electronic medical record systems.
•Doctors must electronically record certain patient data such as ethnicity, BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, and smoking status — and turn over patient data to the government upon request.
•Doctors treating Medicare patients must practice according to government “quality” guidelines or face economic penalties.
•Insurance companies must offer numerous “free” benefits, including various preventive health services, birth control, and coverage of “children” up to age 26.
•Insurers may not raise their rates to cover these new expenses unless the government agrees those rate increases are “reasonable.”
•An Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) of unelected bureaucrats will set prices for Medicare services that will lead to de facto rationing.
Read it all and check out Dr. Hsieh’s blog We Stand FIRM.
This bill is a disaster for America. This nation might need some work on our medical insurance situation, but this bill does nothing to help those needs.