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#1121 Quasar

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:57 AM

I am liking the part of your post where you say you feel as if you do not matter as much as much as the regulations do Quasar...so true.

 

No doubt... when you add in the additional regulations from Indiana... patients are suffering and dying because of our government. 

 

There is a special place in hell for some of these bastards... 



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:30 AM

I have to buy a new knee next month and just found out I have severe spinal stenosis. Woke up one morning in October nearly unable to walk....it has taken me until January to get into the doctor I KNEW would give me the correct diagnosis and could/would do something about it.
Dr.Arthur Malkani is my hero so it is worth the suffering to get on his table for the knee.
Not sure about a doctor Altstadt for the back.
That all aside my point is...the pain is so bad I pleaded for something for relief......aspirin, which I CANNOT TAKE because of other problems. GD government and their regulations and the hoops these doctors have to jump through.
Just hope Malkani doesn't get disgusted and quit before next month.
I know you understand the problem Quasar and not sure this is the right area to make this post but it is ludicrous that doctors quiver in their boots fearing to give their patients the pain relief they KNOW they need for fear of their own unfair punishment.

#1123 Jules

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

yes, well ideally to have a single-payer "medicare for all" type of system... i can dream.

 

You and me both.

 

In regards to a specialist being outside of your network, we ran into this in Oct. when my 16yr old had to have emergency surgery on a Sat. afternoon at Clark...The only anesthiologist on call wasn't in our network ( unknown to us at the time)...We'd never been in this situation and assumed that if you're at an in-network hospital the staff is in-network too...BC/BS denied the claim at first because they were an out-of-network provider...But, I did some research and found that in an "emergency" situation, such as this was, the insurance company has to compensat out-of-network providers the same fee they would pay for providers in their network for the same services...I appealed and they did pay the standard in-network fee to the anesthiology group...However, now the group is trying to bill us for the difference in what our insurance paid them and what their original charge was ( close to $1K)...This is called "balanced billing"...I'm still researching though because BC/BS says we're not obligated  to pay the difference and of course the medical group doesn't agree...Kind of a murky area especially in regards to emergency situations...Lots of similar stories on the internet with various outcomes.

 

As far as networks becoming more limited, that was happening long before the ACA...And in a similar vein my husbands employer began switching insurers every year or two ( chasing the least expensive options of course) over 15yrs ago...That was forcing us ( my husband and me) to have to find new primary care doctors constantly...Forget about continuity of care...We gave up and neither of us have been to a doctor in well over 10yrs...Have used "Teledoc" and Immediate care a handful of times though...Thankfully we're relatively healthy and fortunately my pediatricians belong to every plan we've ever had...And even if they hadn't I would have probably paid out-of-network to stay with them...But that ACA certainly wasn't responsible for that.

 

The problems ( and there certainly are some) with the ACA is that it didn't go nearly far enough...I support it though because it will eventually lead to universal care...Healthcare shouldn't be a business.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:10 AM

If you are having trouble with being billed for something you think you don't owe, you should contact your husband's employer and get the name of their insurance broker.  They should handle it for you.  



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:48 PM

The coverage isn't through my husband...But, I won't be paying anything until I've gone down every road...Trust me on that. Lol

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This seems to be a problem with "specialists" like radiologists, anesthesiologists, and sometimes even the ER doctors too ( although Clarks ER doc's were part of our network)...But, some of these groups don't want to commit to being in any network because they don't want to take the lower negotiated prices...My personal feeling is that doctor's with priviledges at hospitals should have to agree to become part of whatever networks have relationships with that hospital.


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#1126 James-R-McClure-Jr

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:58 PM

Peace, Quasar,

 

Can you describe for us an instance where you have informed the feds that you refuse to comply with an unconstitutional law?

 

This will be the first time that I can recall such an unconstitutional act affecting Me directly.  Just as the civil rights marchers braved fire hoses and jail to force the government to do the right thing, so must we.  The USSC has ruled that unconstitutional acts have no weight and do not need to be obeyed.  I am ready to accept the consequences of My choice.



#1127 Pesty Version 2

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

The USSC also ruled that the ACA was constitutional. 


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#1128 Quasar

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

The USSC also ruled that the ACA was constitutional. 

 

Clearly they were wrong though... 



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:19 PM

Peace, Quasar,

 

 

This will be the first time that I can recall such an unconstitutional act affecting Me directly.  Just as the civil rights marchers braved fire hoses and jail to force the government to do the right thing, so must we.  The USSC has ruled that unconstitutional acts have no weight and do not need to be obeyed.  I am ready to accept the consequences of My choice.

 

Do you file federal income taxes?


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#1130 James-R-McClure-Jr

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:57 PM

Peace, Pesty Version 2,

 

The USSC also ruled that the ACA was constitutional. 

 

No.  The USSC ruled on the constitutionality of the taxing element of the ACA, i.e.: does Congress have the constitutional authority to tax to force/compel an activity; something which the Congress had never attempted before and was widely considered unconstitutional.  The constitutionality of the passage of the act has not been evaluated by the USSC.  Given that the ACA has been ruled a tax/revenue act and it began in the Senate, it is clearly in violation of Article 1, Section 7.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:14 PM

It all sucks...

 

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured but not everyone must prove they are a citizen and now, any of those who refuse, or are unable to prove they are citizens, will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens. . .. Ben Stein


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#1132 Persona Non Grata

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 09:45 AM

Meanwhile, there is finally a Republican alternative...

 

http://www.cbpp.org/...fa=view&id=5267

 

http://www.washingto...lace-obamacare/


Edited by Persona Non Grata, 12 February 2015 - 10:23 AM.


#1133 snowman

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 07:52 AM

Obamacare a Job Killer?  

 

 

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#1134 Debbie

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Obamacare a Job Killer?  
 
 
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Do you have a chart that show the same data for government jobs?

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

Chances are that chart uses U-3 data, U-6 data better represents the state of the labor force.

 

http://www.bls.gov/n.../empsit.t15.htm



#1136 Quasar

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:03 AM

More bad news for Obamacare participants... 

 

 

Why Obamacare premiums are spiking in 2016

No matter how you slice the numbers, Obamacare premiums will rise significantly next year. The Obama administration estimates rates will rise 7.5 percent in 2016, compared with 2 percent in 2015.
 
Insurance markets are complicated. But the story of Obamacare's 2016 premium increase is actually pretty simple: Many health plans — even those with decades of experience selling insurance — underestimated how sick health law enrollees would be.
 
This year is a different story: For the first time, insurance plans have an entire year of data on their patients. They know that their patients are sicker than expected — and will soon learn whether Obamacare enrollees are willing to pay significantly higher premiums.
 


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 08:07 AM

And more... 

 

The figment of affordable health care
Obamacare’s costs begin to add up to the disaster the skeptics predicted

 

Buying something without knowing the price is foolish. President Obama sold Obamacare to America by hiding the price tag, and five years later it’s clear that there’s still no such thing as a free lunch, or free health-care insurance, either. Foolish people who thought the cost of compulsory health care didn’t matter because someone else would pay for it are learning that when big government gets bigger, everyone pays.
 
The latest cost of the president’s salute to socialism is the lost labor supply. The Congressional Budget Office issued a 22-page report earlier this month with the bad news: “The labor force is projected to be about 2 million full-time-equivalent workers smaller in 2025 under the [Affordable Care Act] than it would have been otherwise.” Across the labor market, workers are expected to respond to the effects of the health care law by working fewer hours.
 
Even if paychecks shrink, insurance premiums will not. The cost of medium-priced “silver” insurance plans is expected to rise an average of 7.5 percent in 2016, much steeper than the rate of inflation, which so far in 2015 is only 0.2 percent. With monthly premiums exceeding $1,000 and annual deductibles exceeding $13,000 for those ineligible for government subsidies, many families won’t be able to afford to see their doctor except for annual checkups, which are “free.”
 
Millions of Americans choose to pay the Obamacare penalty instead. In the new year, that penalty will rise to $695 per adult, or 2.5 percent of taxable income. The Senate Budget Committee projects the cost of Obamacare through 2023 will come to $2.6 trillion. The president’s free lunch is expensive.

 

http://www.washingto...le-health-care/







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