People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those the president aimed to help with ObamaCare, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the health care exchanges.
Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a “closed drug formulary.”
Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains,”if the medicine that you need isn’t on that list, it’s not covered at all. You have to pay completely out of pocket to get that medicine, and the money you spend doesn’t count against your deductible, and it doesn’t count against your out of pocket limits, so you’re basically on your own.”
The plan had claimed it would rescue those with serious pre-existing conditions.
“So it could be that a MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication,” says Dr. Daniel Kantor, who treats MS patients and others with neurological conditions near Jacksonville, Florida. “That’s a possiblity under the new ObamaCare going on right now.”
In fact, one conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, is running an ad on exactly this subject, featuring a woman with lupus, an auto-immune disease.
She starts by saying, “I voted for Barack Obama for president. I thought ObamaCare was going to be a good thing.”
But Emilie Lamb says she later got a letter saying her insurance was canceled because of ObamaCare, pushing her premiums from $52 to $373 a month.
“I’m having to work a second job, to pay for ObamaCare,” she adds. “For somebody with lupus, that’s not an easy thing. If I can’t afford to continue to pay for ObamaCare, I don’t get my medicine. I don’t get to see my doctors.”
Poll: 64% of Americans say Obamacare would have never passed if citizens knew back in 2009 what they know now about the law.
Just 9% of Americans believe their family is better off under Obamacare.
56% of Americans also view Obamacare more as a means of seizing controlling our lives. Only 40% felt the government health care overhaul was about improving health care. 60% of independent voters and 33% of Democrats agreed that Obamacare is more a governmental power grab than an effort to make health insurance more affordable.
55% of voters said they wish Obamacare had never been passed, 55% of younger voters under 30, 52% of middle class voters with annual household incomes under $50,000 (52%), and 28% of Democrats said they wish Obamacare had never been passed.
Ever since this death care plan became law I have shouted from the roof tops that the plan promised to COVER per-existing conditions, it NEVER promised to PAY. I have told you all about my brother, 48 who has severe MS and only has use of one arm. He has no productive life, he needs 24/7 care and his care even though I have never seen the bills is extremely expensive. His social security covers some but you and I are footing the bill for the rest. He will be one that will be given the pain pill and told to go in the corner to die. The ironic part is that my brother in his ignorant logic is an obama poster child. He has no idea that obama is trying to eradicate him from this earth. Perhaps I need to give him a book on the history of hitler and maybe just maybe he might see the light.
Yes medical care needs to be revised. They need to start with the tort lawsuits. Because of this many doctors have to either get insurance in the 6 figures or they just stop practicing certain areas. Lawyers have gotten too greedy and ‘egg’ on people to sure (ever watch the television ads? they run continually) They need to look at medicare and medicaid and how payments are rendered. Case in point. My brother has one of those electric chairs. The cost? hold on to your seats. $17,000 dollars. I almost fell over when I was told. You can buy a freaking car for $17,000. However I have digressed.