Ted Kennedy Would Be Denied Treatment Under ObamaCare

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    If Ted Kennedy had ObamaCare as his health insurance provider, he would be dead by now. Under Obama care, surgery to the elderly is unnecessary and wasteful. Ted Kennedy would have drugged up as much as Michael Jackson and planted in front of a TV until he died of 'natural old age causes".
     
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    The operative word is "if."

    From the Senate (Kennedy) Healthcare Bill:


    Members of Congress "enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country," according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. They "can choose from among consumer-driven and high deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health saving/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or fee-for-service (FFS) plans, and their preferred provider organizations (PPO), or health maintenance organizations (HMO)." These choices would be nice for all of us, but they're not in the offing. Instead, if you don't enroll in a "qualified" health plan and submit proof of enrollment to the federal government, you'll be tracked down and fined (sections 3101, p. 104 and section 6055, pp. 107-110).

    For a health plan to count as "qualified," it has to meet all the restrictions listed in the legislation and whatever criteria the Secretary of Health and Human Services imposes after the bill becomes law. You may think you're in a "qualified" plan, but the language suggests that only plans with managed-care controls such as the "medical home" will meet the definition (sections 3101 and 2707).


    Even though it is no longer 1984, some of us are more equal than others.
     
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    Well, welcome to the board, though you should wait a few to start posting partisan hackery bullshit.
     

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