Levin: Beware Obamacare's New Accountable Care Organizations And 'The Iron Fist Of Government'
Last night, radio host Mark Levin stated, “Every aspect of Obamacare is a disaster.”
Discussing a recent CBO report that said up to six million people will pay the tax for Obamacare rather than obtain health insurance coverage, and that 30 million people will remain uninsured, Levin said:
“This Obamacare- it’s amazing Obama doesn’t run on Obamacare, isn’t it? It’s just- it’s absolutely stunning to me. It’s stunning to me that it gets no attention.
“Folks, this affects you. The Congressional Budget Office- Washington Times- ‘6 million Americans will pay the healthcare tax rather than obtain coverage under Obama’s healthcare law, according to a new CBO estimate. A 50% increase over CBO’s estimate of just two years ago.CBO also said there will be 30 million people without insurance, though all but the 6 million will be exempt from the tax.’
“You got that? Obamacare, all the rules, all the expenses, $716 billion stolen out of Medicare to fund Obamacare - there will still be 30 million people without insurance, and 6 million of you are going to pay $7 to $8 billion in penalties.
“Oh my goodness, it’s not working. And it’s not even fully implemented. Oh I’ve got another story, you want to hear this? You won’t hear this at the top of the hour news either. Let’s see, what else is going on with Obamacare?
“The crown jewel of Obamacare’s effort to contain health costs, that is the creation of Accountable Care Organizations - did you know about this? I sure as hell didn’t- is so unwieldy that major provider groups have said they won't participate.
“The idea is to consolidate doctors, turning them into employees of large systems, and then pay these system lump sums of money to take care of groups of patients.
“Wow. Did you know that? Consolidate doctors, turning them into employees of large systems, and then pay these systems lump sums of money to take care of groups of patients. The iron fist of government.
“Obamacare - every aspect of Obamacare is a disaster. Whether it’s the regulations, whether it’s the funding, aspects of it are already broke. They don’t get the regulations out in time. It’s smothering. It’s a disaster.
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