Monday, October 04, 2010

Monday morning "Told ya so!"

As we've previously pointed out, ObamaCare©'s impact on the delivery of health care is likely to get ugly, and here's another piece of evidence supporting this:

"The U.S. healthcare reform law will worsen a shortage of physicians as millions of newly insured patients seek care"

Says whom?

Says the Association of American Medical Colleges in a statement released late last week. And they don't mean "someday," they mean "right around the corner:"

"While previous projections showed a baseline shortage of 39,600 doctors in 2015, current estimates bring that number closer to 63,000, with a worsening of shortages through 2025"


And it's not just those wing-nut doctors. Left-of-center NPR reports that:

"In the latest episode, Obama's health officials published a sweeping amount of information on 4,000 individual insurance plans ... The data include plans' prices, descriptions of benefits, and — to insurers' consternation — estimates of how many applicants each plan rejects. It's all on"

Bob's already pointed out just how drain-bramaged this "tool" actually is, but the folks at NPR tell us that the information it kicks out is, at best, misleading. For example, the site tells prospective applicants the percent of applicants a given insurer rejects, without explaining the basis for the rejections (e.g. incomplete forms, mismatched identification information ,etc).

So not only don't we (or they) know what's in the bill (cf: McDonald's) but they can't even implement a simple website.

[Hat Tip for the NPR link to FoIB Holly R]
blog comments powered by Disqus