It’s Almost As If They Don’t Know What The Hell They Are Doing

On top of the 1,000+ ObamaCare waivers already approved, the whole state of Maine is now exempt from one of its key provisions. 

Meanwhile, Professor Bainbridge notes that the Democrats failed to include an exemption from the law of unintended consequences in their disastrous behemoth of a bill:

Patients are demanding doctors’ orders for over-the-counter products because of a provision in the health-care overhaul that slipped past nearly everyone’s radar. It says people who want a tax break to buy such items with what’s known as flexible-spending accounts need to get a prescription first.

The result is that Americans are visiting their doctors before making a trip to the drugstore, hoping their physician will help them out by writing the prescription. The new requirements create not only an added burden for doctors, but also new complications for retailers and pharmacies.

“It drives up the cost of health care as opposed to reducing it,” says Dr. Chung, who rejected much of a 10-item request from a mother of four that included pain relievers and children’s cold medicine.

And the same people who crafted this monstrosity continue to insist that it will “bend the cost curve down” while double-counting dollars to show some semblance of savings. 

It was never about quality affordable healthcare.  It was always about government power and redistributing wealth.  That is why the Democrats will defend it to the end.

Published in: on March 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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