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Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges Tags: Obama care doctors Affordable Care Act health care insurance

 

Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of thetotal number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California's physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1.      Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar - they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. "It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60," a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. "For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California's Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent."

2.      Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that's not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. "Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay," says the study.

The study also points to two reasons that doctors might not get paid at all:

3.      An MGMA study indicates that 75% of ACA patients that had seen doctors had chosen plans with high deductibles. Given that most of the patients are low-income, doctors are concerned that the patients cannot meet the deductibles and they will get stuck with the bill.

4.      HHS requires that insurers cover customers for an additional 90 days after they have stopped paying their premiums: the insurer covers the first 30 - but, it's up to the doctor to recoup payment for the last 60 days. This is thenumber one reason providers are opting to not participate in the exchange plans. Currently, about a million people have failed to pay their premiums and had their plans canceled.

So, Obamacare is asking doctors to take on sicker patients for less money, with the risk of not getting paid at all? No wonder doctors are running from these plans!

 

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President Obama signs $8.7 billion food stamp cut into law Tags: Obama food stamp cut creating starvation set up for Hunger games depopulation collapsing of America

Harlem residents choose groceries at the Food Bank For New York City, Dec. 11, 2013. in New York, N.Y.

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By Ned Resnikoff

On Friday, President Obama added his signature to legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month. The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.

 

NEWSNATION WITH TAMRON HALL, 2/7/14, 3:02 PM ET

Pres. Obama signs Farm Bill

The food stamp cuts are one component of a massive omnibus bill which also includesbillions of dollars in crop insurance and various other programs and subsidies involving American agriculture. Before he signed the legislation, President Obama praised it as an example of bipartisan problem-solving that would help create jobs and move the American economy forward.

 

“Congress passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that is going to make a big difference in communities across the country,” said the president.

Obama’s remarks also focused heavily on economic inequality, which he has previously called “the defining challenge of our time.” The Farm Bill, he said, would “give more Americans a shot at opportunity.”

When House Republicans originally argued for a food stamp cut of between $20.5 billion and $39 billion, the White House threatened to veto both of those proposals. During his Friday speech, the president did not say whether he was satisfied with the final $8.7 billion figure, or even mention the cuts at all. Instead, he praised the food stamp program and said that the final Farm Bill preserved much-needed benefits.

Related: The hunger crisis in America’s universities

 

MSNBC LIVE, 2/7/14, 3:40 PM ET

Farm bill is hurting our neediest citizens

“My position has always been that any Farm Bill I sign must include protections for vulnerable Americans, and thanks to the hard work of [Senate Agriculture Committee chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich] and others, it does just that,” he said.

 

Stabenow, who played a key role in Farm Bill negotiations, fully embraced the cuts in a speech delivered shortly before the president took the stage.

“This is a nutrition bill that makes sure families have a safety net just like farmers do,” she said. “The savings in food assistance came solely from addressing fraud and misuse while maintaining the important benefits for families that need temporary help.”

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One before the speech, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made much the same point, saying that the $8.7 billion cut “probably makes the program more legitimate than it was.”

In fact, the benefits reduction would eliminate the state-level “Heat and Eat” policies currently employed in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Left-wing opponents of the Farm Bill, including Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., expect the burden of burden of the cuts to fall disproportionately on the elderly and disabled.

“Poor people are getting screwed by this Republican majority [in the House] and Democrats in my opinion aren’t doing enough to push back,” he said. “I wish there had been more of a fight from the White House and others.”

McGovern also admitted to being “puzzled” by the White House’s silence on hunger and food stamp cuts. He predicted that Republicans’ success in getting a several billion dollar food stamp cut meant that they would soon try again for even more.

“They know they can’t get a $40 billion cut right off the bat, so what they’re doing is they’re chipping away at it,” he said.

 

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Obama Abolishes 22nd Amendment-Generals Arrested Tags: Obama military generals 22nd Amendment detainees power grab

President Obama, Appearing Combative and Threatening

WASHINGTON DC-President Barrack Obama, citing his executive authority, has abolished the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and, in a related move, ordered over 500 generals in the U.S. Military detained under house arrest. The moves are seen as an obvious attempt to foster the absolute power of the executive branch and gain universal autonomy over the military and bureaucratic functions of the federal government. Even Obama’s cabinet has been placed under arrest. Vice President Biden was forcibly removed from his office. Bill Ayers was seen at the President’s side.

Secret Service Agents have been seen taking strategic positions around the White House to prepare for possible riots. Obama has obtained the tea party leadership listings from the IRS for the possible purpose of political retribution.

The President called together all 50 state governors for a video conference to announce his intentions behind closed doors. Only two governors, Scott Walker (R-WI) and Ned Perry (R-TX) refused to take part. It is not known what fate will befall the two renegade governors. A line of tanks and mobilized infantry has been reportedly seen advancing toward Madison, WI and Austin, TX, respectively.

The 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1951, states that “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” It was feared by Republican members of Congress that Obama would make a brash move of this sort. The timing was very surprising, however, and the minority party had no time to react. Troops and heavy artillery are currently surrounding the U.S. Capitol Building and Supreme Court. Justice Ruth B. Ginsberg has apparently taken gravely ill, having fainted at the site of the military action in Washington. Shots were reportedly heard coming from inside the Supreme Court. As of yet, the condition and whereabouts of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is not known.


 

House Speaker John Boner (R-OH) was obviously caught off guard; “We knew the president was thinking along these lines, but never did we (fellow Republicans) think he had the testicular fortitude to take this kind of action.” His words were abruptly cut short when troops cut his microphone and ushered him away from the public eye.

Although it is not known if the 2014 mid term election will take place, there is no reason believe they will. Obama has ordered the CIA to each county seat in the nation. Some believe this action was done to confiscate ballots and voting equipment while arresting political opponents. FEMA units have also been seen mobilizing, their destinations unclear at this time. Fears are growing that strategic concentration camps will be hastily built and prepared to house political dissidents.

U.S. aircraft overhead has been dispensing heavy contrails as the military action takes place in the nation’s capitol.

Baseball’s World Series has been cancelled along with the U.S. portion of the National Hockey League Season. There is no word if the NBA Season will start on time. ACORN Operatives have taken up arms and are currently occupying all large stadiums and sports arenas in the country. Ticket holders to any of these events are advised to stay home.

Please stay tuned to TNReport for further breaking news. Remember The National Report is your source for official breaking news that doesn’t get covered by other, more mainstream, news agencies.

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