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I am borrowing heavily from a column written by Dr. Eric Novack (ObamaCare: The Used Car Contract of Lawmaking, 923/10), the author of Arizona’s Health Care Freedom Act, which will be on the November 2nd ballot in Arizona (Proposition 106). If passed, it would insure a basic right to spend your own money on legitimate, legal health services.
According to Dr. Novack, “Buried deep in the 2,400 pages of the President and Democrats’ health care bill, in the fine print of ObamaCare - in Section 2713, to be exact, is a “no cost sharing” provision for preventative health services. That piece of the new health care law, which went into effect September 23rd, drastically curtails patients’ ability to spend their own money for legal health care services.
“No cost sharing” is yet another way ObamaCare seizes control of health care decisions away from patients, families and their doctors and places it in the hands of obscure, unelected bodies.
When Dr. Novack sparred with Texas Democrat Gene Green about such issues, Rep. Green stood up for limiting patients’ ability to spend their own money on health care. That same “government knows best” perspective has been echoed time and again. [Years ago, soon after the Feds forced price-fixed fees on doctors, requiring us to bill Medicare directly and accept its payment (while threatening us with Draconian fines for failing to honor and obey novel ‘Rubik’s Cube’ puzzling rules), former Senator Dennis DeConcini (D- Az.) told me the same thing in a private meeting. He didn’t think patients (Us) should ‘fend for themselves’ - Ed.]
A spokesperson for the opposition to Dr. Novack’s Arizona Prop 106, “when asked point blank, “Do you believe that the government or a private health insurance company should have the right to prevent American families from spending their own money to get access to legal health care services?” said “yes” “– without hesitation.
“Think about what such an edict might mean for your health care future.
“With out-of-pocket spending banned, an extra preventative test recommended by a doctor or desired by a patient might not meet the guidelines created by Washington bureaucrats. End result? You’re banned by federal law from getting the test, even if you’re willing to pay for it [per Dr. Novack’s read of Obamacare – Ed.].
“Meanwhile, doctors who accept so much as a single dollar could well face career-ending federal investigations under the guise of government cracking down on “fraud and abuse.” Access to personalized, patient-centered care could also be dealt a death blow.
“Efforts like the Arizona proposition and similar constitutional amendment votes in Colorado and Oklahoma should clarify the legal standing and the intent of those who believe health care decisions belong to patients, and politicians.
“As for the President and his allies, proudly touting the “great deal” they struck on health care while hiding the fine print, the American public continues to see through the hype. “”
In case you still doubt Dr. Novack, there is a CAP on how much one can spend personally on health care: $5000 per year for individuals, and $10,000 a year for families.
Preventing us from spending our own funds on our personal health care is exactly what the Clinton plan attempted to do. Over 15 years ago, the Wall St. Journal published a letter to the editor of mine about the shameful bureaucratic sham that was the Clintons’ “Universal Coverage” plan. (Obama calls it ‘The Public Option.’ )
Some option. No wonder the Democrats are running for cover about this hidden lack of Coverage. The ‘covers’ are coming OFF.
I asked then, and I ask now, “Is this the American Way?”
You know the answer.
Vote Them OUT in November.
For our Health.