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    was the number of people affected by the reason given for Obamacare, pre-existing conditions.

    Health - WSJ.com: Only 8,000 enroll in health plan for preexisting conditions

     
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    due to high costs and a lack of awareness.



    Hmm I am sure the MSM media has been educating people on it's availability and how to sign up?

    Ohh wait they have just been fussing over repealing the entire thing.
     
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    Ironically, the pre-existing conditions part of 'Obamacare' is one the GOP generally supports.
     
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    Why shit can everyone's private insurance over 8000 people?
     
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    Ignorance, distortion or outright lie?
    Eveeyone private insurance is not s... canned.
     
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    No, it's accurate. Nobody who has private health insurance can get the same plan(s) they did merely a year ago.

    And the destruction is just beginning.
     
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    Did you even bother to read your own link? The very first line for goodness sakes.

     
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    ¿Inglés por favor?
     
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    Obamacare Nixes Doctor-Owned Hospitals
    January 4, 2011 1:34 P.M.
    By Matthew Shaffer
    Kenneth Artz, of the Heartland Institute, explains:

    Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding. It has already halted the development of 24 new physician-owned hospitals and forced an additional 47 to struggle to meet the deadline to complete construction, according to the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

    As Politico reports, “Physician Hospitals of America says that construction had to stop at 45 hospitals nationwide or they would not be able to bill Medicare for treatments.”

    Jeffrey Anderson, at the Weekly Standard

    This little-noticed but particularly egregious aspect of Obamacare is, by all accounts, a concession to the powerful American Hospital Association (AHA), a supporter of Obamacare, which prefers to have its member hospitals operate without competition from hospitals owned by doctors. Dr. Michael Russell, president of Physician Hospitals of America, which has filed suit to try to stop this selective building-ban from going into effect, says, “There are so many regulations [in Obamacare] and they are so onerous and intrusive that we believe that the section [Section 6001] was deliberately designed so no physician owned hospital could successfully comply.”

    Artz writes, “According to Russell, the AHA, along with Sen. [Max] Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), are responsible for the language in Section 6001.”

    What a perfect example of regulatory capture. (Of course, as Anderson notes, primary responsibility lies with those who voted the bill into law.)

    Obamacare Nixes Doctor-Owned Hospitals - By Matthew Shaffer - The Corner - National Review Online
     
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    Yeah, this isn't true.

    I'm still on the same Ins. plan I was on a year ago. The premiums and co-pays haven't gone up, and the coverage hasn't gone down.

    Whooops.
     

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