If the healthcare system in England is any indication of what the American healthcare system will become, then the American people should brace themselves. According to an analysis of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 47 million GP appointments in 2013 involved a wait of at least one week. That is an increase of seven million from 2012, indicating a trend that would mean that by 2015, 57 million appointments will involve an extended wait.
Massachusetts announced May 5 that it was abandoning its Health Connector website — the centerpiece of Romneycare that has been a model for ObamaCare nationally — after eight years of the landmark legislation in the Bay State.
Growing evidence confirms that abortions take more than an emotional toll on those who obtain them. A new study finds that women who have had abortions are 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, confirming evidence found in a number of similar studies around the world.
Physician-entrepreneurs prove that the free market can deliver top-quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost of our current government-corporate cartel model.
Having spent millions in a futile effort to build a working ObamaCare exchange website, Oregon is giving up and asking the federal government to run its exchange.
It is always noteworthy when a lawmaker breaks what seems to be the “Cardinal Rule” against speaking out against one’s own party, particularly when it regards the party’s signature “accomplishment.” The Obama administration cannot possibly be pleased with the assertions made by Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) about the healthcare law, which stand in direct opposition to statements made by the president about the very same law.
President Obama’s perspective on healthcare is far removed from reality, it seems. He recently declared regarding his healthcare law, “this thing is working,” while Americans across the country are bearing the burdens that the law has created. Just ask the widows in an Alabama county who have been dropped from their health insurance because of the healthcare law.
A report released April 9 by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services urged greater scrutiny of doctors who are the highest billers for Medicare payments.
According to former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong." Clearly more comfortable speaking honestly about the healthcare program now that she has resigned her position, Sebelius admits that the federal exchanges would have benefited from "more time and testing" before officially going online.
Kathleen Sebelius' resignation as the head of Health and Human Services, and her replacement, is likely to have little impact on the rolling disaster of ObamaCare.
The implementation of the new healthcare law has produced a number of unpleasant surprises for those who ignored warnings by ObamaCare critics, including increased costs, less choice, and in many cases, the loss of their current health plans and physicians. Adding to this list is the latest development: Consumers will be unable to purchase health insurance from now until the next enrollment period, which begins January 1, 2015.