December 9, 2013


The Obamacare website debacle is/was entertaining, and, an unexpected bonus for those of us who thought it would be several months before Obamabots started to see and feel the effects of this disastrous law.  The exchange website is underperforming, healthy young folks aren't signing up as needed to fund the pyramid scheme, there are far more people with canceled plans than with new coverage, and now the headline that some of the best healthcare in the world will be unavailable to most on the exchange.
Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres.
Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.
Around here, MD Anderson treatment or consultation is the gold standard.  It is the answer given when you ask the doctor where he would send his loved ones. 

I am not as familiar with the other facilities named, except noting that those are the names mentioned when celebrity types get sick - and one would assume that they demand the best treatment money can buy.

I suppose it is comforting for the rich and famous to know that under Obamacare, money still buys the best healthcare.  I wonder how comforting it is for those who Obamacare was intended to help, knowing that they still can't afford the best care. 

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