Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s socialized health-care reform bill three months after it was signed into law?
Answer: The Obama administration could end up dumping sick people out of Obama-Care’s federal high-risk pool.
Once again folks, we have further proof that Congress had absolutely no idea what unintended consequences, complications, or costs were hidden in the Obama-Care bill and its programs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was right… we had to pass Obama-Care in order to find out what’s in it.
The Hill reports:
The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.
Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.
Right… Obama administration officials “insist they can make changes to the program to ensure” that the federal high-risk pool doesn’t run out of money. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the federal government we are talking about here. There’s only two scenarios that can happen here: 1) Congress doles out more non-existent money that we don’t have into a program that is obviously unsustainable, because of the major cost inaccuracies that have already been discovered or 2) Stop providing health insurance for individuals with pre-existing conditions, which will leave them uninsured until 2014 when Obama-Care is scheduled to be fully implemented. Hmm? Since our federal government has a bigger addiction to spending and debt than a typical crack head has with cocaine, I will give you one guess as to which scenario is most likely to occur…
So much for Obama-Care not adding to the debt… 🙄
In the end, Obama-Care should never have passed, because we are once again seeing what happens when the government attempts to run an industry designed for the private-sector without having any expertise in it.