I definitely don’t want to harsh on anyone’s mellow about Obamacare, but this is the part that worries me: the bad debt that hospitals are going to take on. This issue is going to have to be reconciled somehow.
I have heard many predictions about what health care reform will bring. This one suggests that high end plans may be driven out of the market.
The good news: once Obamacare kicks in, out of pocket health costs will be capped at about 6 K for individuals and 12 K for families. The bad news: you could still end up in bankrupcty if you don’t have that kind of money. But I believe most hospitals and health care providers can put you on an extended payment plan.
This looks like a good read…
Didn’t I just blog about this? Is the NYTimes copying me? LOL!
Interesting… free labor rises up.
What awaits Americans in first Obamacare open enrollment? Higher deductibles, incentives for staying well, and premium hikes | MedCity News
Higher deductibles and copays — my favorite! We just got hit with the bills for an ER visit, with ambulance included. Total was almost $10 K!
Here’s an idea worth thinking about: means-based deductibles. Read on.
Healthy food, exercise, sleep, water, sunshine, and relaxation: still the 6 best doctors around.