Obamacare is the unwanted “gift” that keeps on taking. Specifically, it’s taking your money.
It takes your money at tax time when you’re forced to pay for the “free” insurance given to everyone else. It takes your money in the form of sky-high premiums. It takes your money when you have to shell out more every visit for your copay. It takes your money with rising deductibles, which have jumped by an average of 67 percent.
And now, the latest research finds one more way it TAKES your money.
This crooked system was supposed to speed consolidation in the medical industry to save costs.
In other words we were told it would be wiping out the supposedly inefficient small practices where the doctor and his staff actually knew your name. Replacing them with the giant corporate-owned hospitals and mega-HMOs where you could end up with a different doctor every time you walk in the door.
Well, my friend, Obamacare has certainly sped that consolidation.
In just four years, the number of doctors with close financial ties to corporate hospitals has jumped by nearly 20 percent.
But it hasn’t saved YOU a penny. In fact it’s likely costing you even more.
Folks who have to deal with corporate medicine pay an average of $75 more for outpatient services per year than folks still lucky enough to have a doc who hangs his own shingle, according to a new analysis.
Of course, the researchers behind this study are already making excuses for Obamacare.
They claim the higher price is worth it since these mega-practices supposedly hold doctors more accountable.
If we’ve learned anything, it’s that corporate giants aren’t interested in holding themselves accountable for anything — they specialize in covering up anything that might hurt the bottom line.
And this is only the beginning, my friend.
You can bet that as consolidation takes hold, you’ll be left with FEWER choices, HIGHER prices, LOUSIER service and LESS accountability.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to end Obamacare for the 61st time. The only obstacles are the Senate and the presidency — and full control of both is within reach next year.
Make sure you vote accordingly, because this might be the last chance we get to finally get it right.