"For over four years conservatives like me have tried, unsuccessfully, to convince good liberals, you know those who actually love America but are misled by the liberal media, Progressives and socialist about what is in the nationâ€™s best interest, that supporting Obama and most Democrats in Congress was ultimately not in the nationâ€™s best interest."
Having been caught in this travesty as an insured patient the next question becomes:
When do these rescinded insurance payments become the personal financial liability of the unknowing patient?
That happens. Trust me. Providers pass it down the line. Thus why I now and always add, beneath my signature on financial responsibility forms - regardless what they say - the tag line:Â "I will not be responsible for provider or insurance errors and/or omissions." So far it's never been challenged.
This article is so well written it speaks for itself:
By DAVID CATRONÂ (Excerpted)
... conservatives like me have come to the realization that â€œgoodâ€ liberals will only change and wake up to the threats posed by Obama once they have experienced the â€œstingâ€ of his socialist policies. It appears that is exactly what is beginning to happen.
Next time, be more careful what you wish for.
This unshakable belief in his own infallibility regarding government-administered health care was partly due to his hopelessly naÃ¯ve view of Medicare, which he called â€œthe most successful government program ever.â€ Never mind that this â€œsuccessâ€ had produced a $38 trillion unfunded liability, it was somehow â€œmore efficient than private insurance.â€ Imagine my surprise, then, when I looked at the byline for this scathing pieceÂ bemoaning the depredations of that very program. The outraged author of â€œMedicare made the rules and now punishes doctors for following themâ€ is none other than the redoubtable Shadowfax.
... a lot of money disappears from the bank account of the hospital. And it gets worse. The recent â€œfiscal cliffâ€ deal changed the rule so that Medicare can now demand refunds for â€œoverpaymentsâ€ made as far back as 5 years ago.
... The most ironic feature of this program is that it proves our Beltway masters intend to do what Shadowfax and other advocates of government-run health care claimed they would never do â€” tell doctors how to practice medicine:
â€œMedicare is â€¦ reviewing charts and claiming that the physicians are fraudulently upcoding because we are documenting complete Reviews of Systems when they were not â€¦ medically necessary.â€
In other words, the ultimate arbiter of medical necessity is no longer your doctor. This program means that the medical need for an examination, test, or procedure is retroactively determined by the government.
Read full story here.