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O-Care Leaves Doctors On Hook For Deadbeats

From Watchdog.org:

Buy 1, Get 3 Free! Experts say Obamacare ‘grace period’ gives fraudsters the green light

By Tori Richards | November 7, 2013

Tucked inside nearly 11,000 pages of the Affordable Care Act is a little-known provision that doles out three months of free health care to individuals who choose to default on their premiums.

People who receive the federal subsidy to be part of Obamacare will be allowed to incur a three-month “grace period” if they can’t pay their premiums and then simply cancel their policies, stiffing the doctors and hospitals.

In other words, under Obama-Care you can still get your medical treatment paid for by your insurance, even if you haven’t paid your premiums for three months. But notice that this provision is only those who receive a federal subsidy. Obama’s constituents.

Their only repercussion is that they have to wait until the following year’s open enrollment if they want coverage on the exchange.

“It will help break the system,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, one of a core group of Republicans who oppose Obamacare. “This is a huge piece of evidence to show this can’t work, you will break the system and bankrupt people involved.

That’s the idea.

“The hospitals, doctors and insurance companies will be left holding the bag. There will be disagreements over who will pay for what. Lawyers will get involved because we are talking about a lot of money,” he said.

Under Section 156.270 of the Affordable Care Act, the insured needs to pay a premium for just one month before qualifying for the three-month grace period. The insurance company must pay the claims during the first month of the grace period; during the second and third month doctors and hospitals are left to collect unpaid bills…

Experts say the federal government has given people the green light to commit fraud.

“In a sense, it legalizes fraud,” said Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute of Human Exceptionalism and a frequent critic of the Affordable Care Act. “It legalizes putting your burdens on the insurance companies’ shoulders and never paying your premiums. The government wants people to be irresponsible and apparently they want the whole system to descend into chaos.” …

Of course. The Obama administration want Obama-Care to destroy the private insurance industry. So that they can then impose a government run ‘single payer’ system.

So what can be done about this now? Not much, says Gohmert. Changing the law would require a signature by Obama, and Gohmert holds out no hope for that scenario.

“You have a president who says doctors are greedy — they do surgery just so they get the money,” Gohmert said. “That’s what the president said.  That same president will certainly be willing to say, ‘Greedy doctors are demanding more money – we just need to have Washington take over all health care.’”

Yep. That is the roadmap for the future.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, November 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “O-Care Leaves Doctors On Hook For Deadbeats”

  1. (no comment)

    NSA drone passing overhead ..

  2. captstubby

    “stiffing the doctors and hospitals”
    and The American Hostage Held TAXPAYER.

    so this is todays definition of “Land of the Free” ?

  3. BillK

    All doctors must be made Federal employees – that will solve the problem just like the TSA.


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