#1 Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment [even if patient is willing & able to pay] by algernonpj 07.03.2014 15:37

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Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment
Needed help can be denied 'even if patient is willing,' able to cover costs
March 6, 2014
Bob Unruh

A new report by the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at National Right to Life warns that one of the Obamacare provisions that ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Americans would discover if Congress passed the bill is that some seniors will not be allowed to spend as much as they wish on their health care.

The extreme position was revealed in a special report by the NRLC titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” which analyzes four fundamental policy areas of Obamacare.

“These four areas include: the ‘excess benefit’ tax coming into effect in 2018, the current exclusion of adequate health insurance plans from the exchanges, present limits on senior citizens’ ability to use their own money for health insurance, and federal limits on the care doctors give their patients to be implemented as soon as 2016.”
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“Essentially, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can be told by Washington just what diagnostic tests and medical care are considered to meet ‘quality and efficiency’ standards. These standards will be enforced not just for health care paid for by federally funded programs like Medicare, but also for health care paid for by private citizens and by the health insurance they or their employers purchase,” the study explains.

“These standards are specifically designed to limit the funds that Americans may choose to spend on health care so that they cannot keep up with the rate of medical inflation. Treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed or advisable to save the patient’s life or preserve or improve the patient’s health, but which runs afoul of the imposed standards, can be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it,” the study warns.

The study says that means that Washington “bureaucrats” will set a national standard for care “that is designed to limit what private citizens are allowed to spend to save their own lives.
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More:
http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/feds-to-cap-w...althcare/print/

NRLC story:
http://www.nrlc.org/communications/healthcarereport

pdf of report:
http://www.nrlc.org/uploads/communicatio...ereport2014.pdf

#2 RE: Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment [even if patient is willing & able to pay] by ThirstyMan 07.03.2014 19:01

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Treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed or advisable to save the patient’s life or preserve or improve the patient’s health, but which runs afoul of the imposed standards, can be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it,” the study warns.

Sarah has been vindicated!

#3 RE: Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment [even if patient is willing & able to pay] by conservgramma 07.03.2014 19:23

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #2
Treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed or advisable to save the patient’s life or preserve or improve the patient’s health, but which runs afoul of the imposed standards, can be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it,” the study warns.

Sarah has been vindicated!


She sure has! Any guesses how soon it will be before all conservatives are denied medical care?

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