Friday, July 15, 2011

Please Sir, May I Have Another?

One of the provisions of Obamacrap was to close loopholes and eliminate "abuse" of FSA's and HSA's. By requiring a doctor's prescription for OTC medication the brainiac's in DC thought they would eliminate or reduce the purchase of these meds.

In their distorted view of the world, they could "save $5 billion over 10 years by cutting down on unnecessary drug purchases."

Of course they neglected to factor in the Law of Unintended Consequences.

Instead of REDUCING expenditures on health care, just the opposite occurred.

Indeed, many doctors complain that they're seeing patients for the sole purpose
of writing out prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines.
Imagine that...

"Flexible Spending and other medical savings accounts allow consumers to have
more control of their medical decisions and help them save money," Nelson said.
"The use of these consumer-driven accounts should be encouraged, not

The policy was originally introduced by a Republican, Sen.
Olympia Snowe (Maine), as a compromise during bipartisan negotiations to avoid
requiring people with FSAs and HSAs pay for the whole cost of over-the-counter
I assume Sen. Snowe does not have an FSA or has no idea how to use it.

Perhaps they had to pass the bill in order to know what was in it...
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