Health-care reform: Has Team Romney e...

Health-care reform: Has Team Romney embraced the individual mandate?

There are 10 comments on the www.csmonitor.com story from Aug 9, 2012, titled Health-care reform: Has Team Romney embraced the individual mandate?. In it, www.csmonitor.com reports that:

Has Team Romney endorsed the individual mandate, the central pillar of President Obama 's health-care law that the GOP otherwise loves to hate? Peter Grier is The Christian Science Monitor's Washington editor.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.csmonitor.com.

Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#1 Aug 9, 2012
Romneycare for all!
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Aug 9, 2012
Elect Romney and get rid of Obamacare, it will create a doctor shortage,

Yes doctor shortage.

It stands to reason that you canít expand the patient base with a diminishing number of doctors without having a shortage of doctors.
What will it mean? Well if you are on Medicare you will get to see a doctor, for 3 minutes on a drive by basis, literally just see him, a primary healthcare doctor. But you will not be seeing a cardiologist, oncologist, gastroenterologist, obgyn, youíre just not going to see them. Because they are simply not going to be available, there are just not going to be enough of them, their re-imbursement rates are going to be cut, the amount they can charge a patient will be reduced, and the ranks of these doctors are going to be cut because their incomes are going to be cut.
When people go into medicine in the Obamacare era doctors will be studying things like dermatology, radiology, psychiatry because these areas will have higher incomes than hands on medicine. That is just one of the consequences of Obamacare unless we repeal it.
It is not only going to effect people on Medicare, private insurers will follow the Medicare lead and cut their re-imbursement rates cutting the income for doctors even more. Doctors will retire and fewer will go into medicine.
We traditionally have had more doctors and that makes a difference, especially in certain areas, in the US you have a much greater chance at seeing an oncologist or cardiologist than in Great Brittan and we have higher life expectancy rates because of it. This will change under Obamacare.
Our medical care will dumb down until we have the same care as everyone else.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#3 Aug 9, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
Romneycare for all!
Obamaloney for all. Peolpe are starting to choke on it. It's Lebonese Obamalagna
Augustinkee 11th 2030

Noblesville, IN

#4 Aug 9, 2012
Mandating with Romney Hood or Topix learning how to learn Dr. Bill_mr!.......more).........; )

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Aug 9, 2012
Mr' Bill must have went to the Charles Manson school of editing. LOL He was a 99er too.
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#6 Aug 10, 2012
Via Obamacare, new rules for Medicare say that if a doctor runs preventative screening tests and no disorder is found to treat the doctor doesn't get paid for the screening tests.

IF this looks to be the case, the doctor MUST issue an ABN - Advance Beneficiary Notice
of Noncoverage

"An ABN, Form CMS-R-131, is a standardized notice that
you or your designee must issue to a Medicare beneficiary,
before providing certain Medicare Part B (outpatient)
or Part A (limited to hospice and Religious Nonmedical
Healthcare Institutions only) items or services. You must
issue the ABN when:
●You believe Medicare may not pay for an item or service,
●Medicare usually covers the item or service, and
●Medicare may not consider it medically reasonable and necessary for this patient in this particular instance."

http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Med...

For example, if a doctor runs a biopsy to screen for cancer, and none is detected, Medicare will not reimburse him the costs of the tests.

As medical practices cannot survive running 'free' tests, either the patient pays for it, or the doctor does.

Death panels via bureaucracy.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Aug 10, 2012
If people had any idea of what is coming in this bill they would go nuts. It is not what the democrats want, they want single payer, it is also not what the republicans want but we are stuck with it. This is what happens when party bickering and back room deals degenerate to the level they did for it to get through.

It could never pass now.
It could never have passed before.
Never could pass next year no matter who got elected.
Never could pass if everyone read it before the vote.

So why are we stuck with it? For that answer you have to look at the man in the white house, he so wanted to pass something he could call universal coverage by name no matter who did not like it that he sold us out for his own ambitions. He just figured it was a bridge to single payer, only what it is a bridge to is a bill that the majority of this country do not want or like. That is why over half the country wants it repealed and 10-15 % are undecided. I can assure you that that 10-15 % would not be undecided if they had studied what is in it, they will probably be undecided until it gets in their pocket book or puts them on a waiting list for a medical procedure that all they had to do before is make an appointment.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Aug 10, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Mr' Bill must have went to the Charles Manson school of editing. LOL He was a 99er too.
"...must have WENT...? You're the one who needs editing, you illiterate amoeba.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#10 Aug 10, 2012
Mothra wrote:
Via Obamacare, new rules for Medicare say that if a doctor runs preventative screening tests and no disorder is found to treat the doctor doesn't get paid for the screening tests.
IF this looks to be the case, the doctor MUST issue an ABN - Advance Beneficiary Notice
of Noncoverage
"An ABN, Form CMS-R-131, is a standardized notice that
you or your designee must issue to a Medicare beneficiary,
before providing certain Medicare Part B (outpatient)
or Part A (limited to hospice and Religious Nonmedical
Healthcare Institutions only) items or services. You must
issue the ABN when:
●You believe Medicare may not pay for an item or service,
●Medicare usually covers the item or service, and
●Medicare may not consider it medically reasonable and necessary for this patient in this particular instance."
http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Med...
For example, if a doctor runs a biopsy to screen for cancer, and none is detected, Medicare will not reimburse him the costs of the tests.
As medical practices cannot survive running 'free' tests, either the patient pays for it, or the doctor does.
Death panels via bureaucracy.
Your interpretation is not at all what it says. Don't quit your day job washing dishes.
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#11 Aug 10, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Your interpretation is not at all what it says. Don't quit your day job washing dishes.
I notice you provided no interpretation at all.

Is this not an official document? Is not the passage I cited contained within?

This is real, and it's happening now.

Call you doctor and ask about Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage.

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