Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This is Obama’s Explanation for Why You Might Not Get to Keep Your Doctor

WaPo reports:
During the health care debate, President Barack Obama said people can keep their doctor if they wanted. Now he’s explaining why that might not be the case.
Don’t blame his health care law, Obama suggested in a Friday interview with WebMD. He said it comes down to narrowing provider networks, a health care trend that predates Obamacare.
Here’s how Obama described it this morning:
If you’re in the middle of life-saving treatment with a particular doctor, then we will work to make sure that you can keep that treatment and not shift. But for the average person, for many folks who don’t have health insurance initially, they’re going to have to make some choices. They might have to end up switching doctors in part because they’re saving money. But that’s true if your employer suddenly decides this network is going to give you a better deal. ‘We think this is going to help keep premiums lower. You gotta use this doctor as opposed to this one.’
Even if your doctor is in a new Obamacare health plan, consumers are going to have to make a choice, Obama said. “You may find out that network is more expensive than another network, then you have to make choices in terms of what’s right for your family,” he said. “Do you want to save on costs, or do you want to save on convenience?”
Of course, Obama ignores to other options, the pre-Obamacare programs which were cheaper and allowed you to keep your previous doctor and a switch to a complete free market system, which would likely result in much cheaper healthcare and MORE options.

It is only when government gets involved that prices go up and options shrink.


  1. When government gets involved prices do go up and options do shrink plus but its worse.
    Ringo's Law.

  2. Message to the insurance companies: "If you like your rent-seeking, you can keep your rent-seeking."

  3. Obama is the epitome of the arrogant ass.