Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lordy Lordy, we just hit 40!

Just finished a week on call where I cover several emergency departments.  On average there will be about 60 consults for "emergencies".  In the past one third would be uninsured.  This week it was 2/3rds.  Worse 7 had insurance but had to drop it because it became too expensive. 

I guess I'm confused, I thought Obamacare was going to cover the uninsured and make it affordable.


SeaSpray said...

I got into an "energetic" conversation with a stylist in the hair salon this past week. We were both extremely engaged. People listening. One woman spoke up and said she was learning things she didn't know. (because press does OT report truth)

She was telling me that ocare is as good as regular ins. She purchased the gold plan (for herself only)at 700.00 per month and 3,000.00 deductible. *We could NOT afford that!* I know we are exceptionally blessed with about 450 for family plan and 350.00 individual and 750 family deductible. She had to get gold be cause she has a health issue. Oh and she has this plan with a subsidy bringing it down to that price.

So if this doesn't stop ...we would be forced onto the cheaper plans and less coverage. And she was clueless about pelosi stating we have to pass the bill to know what is in it and a lot of the problems with the bill and also the risk of identity theft and personal info leaked. She also wasn't aware of the bill passed last year or early winter (?), by the government ...stating that the gov cannot be held responsible if identity theft occurs. Experts have testified about the vulnerability to hacking into this system ...and also the navigators haven't been vetted, etc. I didn't ask if she could keep doctors or same hospital, etc. She knew nothing of long term consequences to it being 1/6 of our economy, etc., etc., etc.

I wrote more but will save for a post. :)

I cannot believe that if this is not fixed in some way ...after having good insurance since I was 20 ...we could end up on something like ...MDCD ..and lose our good doctors, quality of care ..and well you know better than I do what it all really means. Truly ALARMING!!!! :(

I HAVE to believe this will turn out better than it looks right now. Right?? It has to.

All the lies, deception, rewriting the bill and no accountability...

SeaSpray said...

PS - and my understanding is that rates will go up. This is just the beginning. Nothing is FREE. It has to be paid for by someone.