List of 111 companies given waivers / exemptions to Obamacare mandates: http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/approved_applications_for_waiver.html
While this isn’t exactly fair that some companies get exemptions for this terrible law, God bless them for being able to work themselves free from the unconstitutional system of government controlled medical delivery until Congress gets the law repealed! Since every expense in business in connected the consumers’ price, this will keep prices down during the fight. I expect the entire law to repealed, so there is no real harm to the fair administration of the law (for now). Time will tell if this Congress has the guts and backbone to repeal Obamacare – or they’re gone in 2 years!
Please keep in contact with your legislators and remind them we elected them to repeal this law.
There are very, very simple changes that can be made to fix many of the woes of modern health insurance problems.
1) Reform malpractice laws. I like loser-pays. (I’m open to others.) If you sue, you better have an excellent case before you waste the court’s time, and the doctor’s time and energy. I don’t like the current thinking where one rotten, ambulance chasing attorney will seek out your shaky malpractice case for free – like playing the lottery. If you lose, you pay nothing. If the attorney loses, he just finds another greedy chump to attempt another shake-down of a local doctor. Insurance companies usually force doctors to just settle out of court to save money, but that just perpetuates the problem. I know there are some cases of legitimate malpractice, but those cases are few and far between. They don’t happen at the rates our current court system would suggest.
2) Legalize the purchase of medical insurance across state lines. This ensures that we can purchase the policy we want at the prices we can afford. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for most things in life. This regulatory change will increase competition and will promote innovation for medical service delivery and cost savings – that the consumer controls, not the government! If you don’t like your plan, get a different one. This will be a reality if #3 is also addressed.
3) End the exclusive practice of employer-based groups. While employers would surely be able to offer group plans, they will not be the only ones who can offer them. This small reform will ensure portability of coverage and will free people who are stuck in jobs they hate just to keep their insurance. Reform must allow private groups to form group-plans such as: churches, neighborhoods, college alumni associations, professional societies, recreational groups giving people freedom to change jobs confidently. Their continued membership in their church, professional society, etc… will maintain their group medical insurance coverage.
We have our work to do. These three reform ideas are just ideas. They are the best ideas I know of, but there room for discussion of real life medical insurance reform.
A note: Obamacare isn’t about health care, it is about the control of people within American society. Since when does better, more affordable health care require 16,000 more IRS agents? It’s not about care, it’s about control. The IRS is now saddled with the supreme enforcement of Obamacare. If you don’t buy government approved insurance, you will be fined by the IRS. Yes, the IRS will call you and send you their typically frightening demands for payment – or else! That has nothing to do with affordable care, that’s intimidation and control.
Obamacarefull legislation: http://www.healthcare.gov/center/authorities/patient_protection_affordable_care_act_as_passed.pdf
See the Complete Lives Sytem for how the Health Care Policy Czar, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, intends to “tailor” the system to fit “your needs”. It’s the terrifying rationing plan. See below:
(The best blog). http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2009/08/ezekiel-emanuel-complete-lives-system.html and I think this is the real Complete Lives document: http://blog.jonolan.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/complete-lives.pdf
by Christine Gates, Caldwell TEA Party, http://caldwellteaparty.org