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Critical Discussion On Health Care

Panel Looks Into Health Exchange Insurance System

February 20, 2013

Changes have been constant with the new adjustments in health care insurance coverage....

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askwhy

Feb-22-13 8:21 AM

How are they going to fine people who already don't pay any taxes? Withhold it from the paychecks they are not earning? Lower their welfare or food stamp amount? Basically high taxes and shrinking value of US dollar are slowing going to push us into a black market like the former USSR. People will start using other currency like bullets or something.

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Seadog

Feb-20-13 8:10 PM

I wonder where Howaed went?

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sueanne

Feb-20-13 12:51 PM

Mammograms should be decided by me and my doctor based on my family history, my condition, etc. not some dolt in washington dc that is for saving money.

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Brent1

Feb-20-13 12:31 PM

What did this pannel say about raising the mammogram testing age from 40 to 50?

Or the PSA exam?

Wont that cause the death of some?

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Seadog

Feb-20-13 12:07 PM

Basically, they determine who gets care and how much the ACA will pay, (death panel).

President Obama’s ACA established the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member panel of unelected federal employees; its members to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The law does not require the IPAB to be bi-partisan in structure, as is required for almost all other independent agencies. Its mission is specific – to restrict payments to doctors and hospitals in order to achieve a reduction in Medicare spending beneath a specified cap.

The reality is that the IPAB represents an unprecedented shift of power from individual Americans and their families to a centralized authority, a controlling Board of political appointees that is virtually unaccountable, and destined to become President Obama’s version of the NICE rationing board in Britain’s socialized medical system, the National Health Service.

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Brent1

Feb-20-13 11:58 AM

A critical part of President Barack Obama’s new healthcare initiative, commonly known as Obamacare—is the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Could someone tell me what this "Independent Payment Advisory Board does?

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sueanne

Feb-20-13 11:43 AM

Talk to your doctor about obama care. See what they tell you. They are the ones who treat you, not the talking heads who have an political agenda.

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Howard

Feb-20-13 10:11 AM

Death Panels! Still on death panels! I Loooooove it. All conservatives can't think (or say) that as we need a two party system. (Darn) Conservative1212, are you also a birther?

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Howard

Feb-20-13 10:08 AM

This was a very positive article coming from that meeting. As I have said all along this plan will work out fine. As far as the quote "Too much choice equals no choice," - that is absurd! More choices equals more competition which lowers prices! As far as the complaint of not affording it, help will be available! Those that won't get insurance are the ones using the ER 10 times a year! For earaches and sore throats! Don't tell me this won't work - The very educated people in that meeting all had positive comments and willingness to help everybody get enrolled. Those that will still disagree with Obamacare that won't even come out completely for a year are simply Obama haters and take cues from the House by saying no to anything the president proposes. How many times will I be quoted on that? LOL

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Conservative1212

Feb-20-13 8:47 AM

The beginning of the ending of decent healthcare. And if you don't think so, just give it a little time . And there are death panels. Don't be fooled all you idiots who voted for obama.

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duckster

Feb-20-13 8:23 AM

I like what I am seeing here. 1.) the more people in the pool (as with any type of insurance) the lower the cost and 2.) It is about time we join our other western world (and Japan) neighbors even if we have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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askwhy

Feb-20-13 8:04 AM

The system can not handle it. There are only so many doctors, and doctors have a limited number of patients they can see in a day. Will lead to double booked visits, long waits to get in to see Drs. with quick interactions with quick diagnosis and managed by government that bury doctors in rules and regulations and hoops to jump through to get reimbursed for services. Like suddenly giving everyone a car. There is not enough room on the roads or parking spots. Good Medical care is not a mass production item. Just because everyone has health insurance does not mean everyone will see the doctor quickly. Just look at Canada and England to see how medical care is nothing more than a clinic mentality.

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askwhy

Feb-20-13 8:04 AM

The system can not handle it. There are only so many doctors, and doctors have a limited number of patients they can see in a day. Will lead to double booked visits, long waits to get in to see Drs. with quick interactions with quick diagnosis and managed by government that bury doctors in rules and regulations and hoops to jump through to get reimbursed for services. Like suddenly giving everyone a car. There is not enough room on the roads or parking spots. Good Medical care is not a mass production item. Just because everyone has health insurance does not mean everyone will see the doctor quickly. Just look at Canada and England to see how medical care is nothing more than a clinic mentality.

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Mcjensen

Feb-20-13 6:45 AM

people who dont have health Insurance is because the DONT have the $$$ to have it, food and rent and utilities come first, everyone wants to have Insurance but CANT, plain and simple, Fines are just NUTS they wont have the $$ for it

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Aaron1

Feb-20-13 5:54 AM

"Despite this obstacle, Wright said the hospital will continue to keep and attract new physicians and medical professionals. "We believe the hospital is well positioned for the future," she said. And just how will this magic occur pray tell; we all know that our Mom sat in for the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy so would guess that leaves you and me the ever burdened Taxpayer!

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Aaron1

Feb-20-13 5:48 AM

"Mueller said the new health care coverage will hopefully lead to more people visiting physicians, which will lower visits to more expensive health care options like the emergency room. He said it will also help the underinsured receive the coverage they need, as well. "There are 2.7 million people with no health insurance in the state," he said. "There are probably 2 million underinsured." Keller said with more people with health insurance coverage, more children will receive proper medical examinations. "Many children will be allowed the access they need," she said so they can be diagnosed for childhood diseases and be treated at an earlier age. Wright talked about the changes at WCA Hospital with the new the health insurance coverage plan through the Affordable Care Act. One change is a $16.4 billion cut in the health care industry. For WCA Hospital, that means $44.5 million has to be cut in the next 10 years."

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Aaron1

Feb-20-13 5:46 AM

"He said young and health individuals may select to pay the penalty instead of paying more for an insurance plan. "We don't know for sure," he said about how many people will enroll in the system. Krauza said for those with questions on the health insurance exchange, the county's chamber is a good place to start asking questions. For the past two years, the chamber has been offering a similar insurance exchange system for local businesses. He said business leaders can request chamber officials to visit for more information before making a decision. He said in speaking to business officials the past two years, many are confused by their options because there are so many available. "Too much choice equals no choice," he said. Krauza said it is estimated 450,000 small business employees will join the exchange. Mueller said the new health care coverage will hopefully lead to more people visiting physicians, which will lower visits to more expensive health care opt

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Aaron1

Feb-20-13 5:40 AM

"There will be two programs in the health exchange insurance system - one for individuals and one for small businesses. She said people should be able to shop for insurance coverage on the Internet, which will be similar to shopping on popular online sale sites. "You will be able to compare apples to apples," she said. "There will be side-by-side comparisons." Those who don't enroll in a health insurance plan will be penalized. Abdella said those penalties will increase year-by-year. She said in 2014 the penalty will be $95 for an adult, $37.50 for a child and $285 for a family or 1 percent of its income. In 2015, the penalty will be $325 for an adult, $162.50 for a child and $975 for a family or 2 percent of its income. Wingerter said it is difficult to determine how many people will enroll into the health exchange insurance system, at first. He said young and health individuals may select to pay the penalty instead of paying more for an insurance plan."

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Aaron1

Feb-20-13 5:37 AM

By Dennis Phillips ) , The Post-Journal Changes have been constant with the new adjustments in health care insurance coverage. According to a group of health care professionals speaking at the James Prendergast Library on Tuesday, those changes will continue. About 15 people attended the library-sponsored critical discussion panel on the upcoming health exchange insurance system. Those participating in the program included Roberta Keller, Chautauqua Opportunities executive director; Dr. Rudy Mueller; Greg Krauza, Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce member development director; Betsy Wright, WCA Hospital president and chief executive officer; Art Wingerter, Univera Healthcare president; and Ann Abdella, Chautauqua County Health Network executive director. Abdella said the new system will start next year, with all Americans expected to be enrolled in a health care insurance plan. on Oct. 1, open enrollment starts with coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. There will be two programs in the heal

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