In Nevada – the issue of assisted suicide has become an explosive issue in the healthcare debate.
The party of death, the democrats who have brought us abortion for any reason at any time, who want to let criminals off easy, muck up efforts to stop terrorist murder, instill confusion over what genitalia mean (when they aren’t covering for the removal thereof from young girls by their muslim fathers), are breaking new frontiers:
A Nevada physician says insurance companies in states where assisted suicide is legal have refused to cover expensive, life-saving treatments for his patients but have offered to help them end their lives instead.
Brian Callister, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada, said he tried to transfer two patients to California and Oregon for procedures not performed at his hospital. Representatives from two different insurance companies denied those transfer requests by phone, he said.
“And in both cases, the insurance medical director said to me, ‘Brian, we’re not going to cover that procedure or the transfer, but would you consider assisted suicide?’ ” Dr. Callister told The Washington Times.
Got it? I’ve been an insurance agent for nearly 20 years and I have little regard for insurance carriers. It is clear they were in bed with Obama over the creation of the ACA (except for Anthem Blue Cross) because they had their hands out for the free stuff from the taxpayers – but this sort of claims management is the latest wrinkle in what I have always believed about Health Insurance Carriers. They really would rather sick patients die, kind of plays in to the hands of the eugenics movement on the left.
Trump’s department of Health and Human Services took a shot at ACA of its’ own. Despite losing in court several times, the Obama admin defiantely pushed forward with a contraception mandate. The arguments the Obama admin made in court were fascist and basically said that the Church had no right to have an opinion in the medical field and thus the court should force the will of the Obama Admin on the church. They lost, several times.
When the president told the Little Sisters of the Poor their “long ordeal will soon be over,” he meant it. Just weeks later, the Trump administration is elbow deep in a regulation that would sweep aside almost eight years of Obama’s faith-based hostility. While Congress tries to pull out Obamacare by the roots, the White House is busy ensuring that whatever time the law has left won’t be spent punishing religious organizations, colleges, and charities. Under a draft rule that leaked yesterday, employers would no longer have to pay for health care that offers pills or procedures they morally oppose.
It’s a long-overdue response to Obama’s “birth control mandate,” which took five trips to the Supreme Court, siding with religious liberty every time. Now that the Constitution has a friend in the White House, President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price intend to make good on their pledge to defend Americans’ First Freedom. Predictably, the Left has flown into full-blown hysteria over the news, which even they would admit was inevitable. The mandate wasn’t just unpopular — it was indefensible, as dozens of court cases proved.
That hasn’t stopped outlets like Time magazine from pushing their sky-is-falling narrative. “Birth control without a co-pay could disappear if a regulation reportedly drafted by the Trump administration is rubber stamped, potentially leading to higher out-of-pocket costs for hundreds of thousands of women,” write the fearmongers. As liberals try to spin this into a debate about denying women free “reproductive care,” the reality is that the federal government already gives out free birth control at Title X clinics all across America. What President Trump is making clear is that it’s not right to order conscientious objectors to provide it, under threat of crippling fines, when there are other ways to get it to them. Plus, the Federalist jabbed, there’s no such thing as “denying access” to birth control if these businesses are paying their employees wages they can use to buy whatever they want. (Which, as most people will tell you, isn’t exactly a financial hardship at $6 a pack.)
Mark Rienzi, senior counsel with the Becket Law, pushes back on the exaggerations of the Left. “You will hear the number 55 million bandied about by opponents of the Little Sisters of the Poor. But the actual number of affected employees is less than 3/10ths of one percent of 55 million. This is Chicken Little on steroids.” Not to mention that the rate of insured women who got free birth control soared to 59 percent from 14 percent in 2012. So if there is a “war on women,” it’s on women with religious beliefs — who seem to be the only ones hurting under Obama’s law. We applaud Secretary Price and President Trump for working to right this wrong and restore the First Amendment freedoms that are essential to making America great again.
The cost of an individual ObamaCare policy has increased by an average 105 percent from 2013 to 2017 in all 39 states that have used the federal exchange, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A senior Health and Human Services official said the findings are significant because they look at the increases from the time key ObamaCare provisions took effect, compared to most year-to-year studies that fail to show the 2010 law’s “true effect.” The average monthly premiums increased from $224 in 2013 to $476 in 2017, according to the report. The HHS official said the cost doubled in 20 of the states and tripled in three of them.
This is what the democrats are fighting to keep.
In 2016, there were 287 insurers who offered insurance on the Obamacare exchanges and in 2017 that number dropped to 218. There were 34 states that saw the number of insurers decline, 15 states have the same amount of insurers from 2016 to 2017 and only one state added an insurer in 2017.
Five states, Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming, have only one insurer operating on the exchanges, leaving consumers with little choice.
In one-third of counties in the United States, about one in five enrollees, or 21 percent, have access to only one insurer operating on the exchanges. This is a significant increase from the 2 percent of enrollees in 7 percent of counties that had access to only one insurer last year.