Obama administration to tout slow growth in national healthcare spending – http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/194367-cms-to-tout-slow-growth-in-healthcare-spending
The agency responsible for implementing ObamaCare will release a report on Monday showing slow growth in national healthcare spending.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) will brief reporters at the National Press Club on what the Obama administration has touted as a trend of slower healthcare spending growth since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
This report is so easy to disregard, it’s hardly worth the time it takes to comment. Regardless, we’ll do it anyway. There is one key term that exposes this fraudulent attempt to prop up the success of Obamacare. Spending. Spending on healthcare. It really is down. Why is this? That’s due to the COST of healthcare including insurance. Yes, the only reason spending has gone down is because COSTS have gone up acting as a disincentive.
The only study worth examining would be one that accounts for an equivalent amount of products and services before and after the implementation of Obamacare. That isn’t even possible yet until all of the true costs minus exemptions and other delays are expired.
For the Kool-Aid drinkers among us that believe in the rhetoric about Obamacare actually lowering costs, at least consider this simple rationale. Obamacare is about extending healthcare INSURANCE for all. Not CARE. Expand any system to include a much larger pool of applicants and costs must increase to accommodate them. Further expand existing coverage to cover all the tenets of the Obamacare requirements and costs go up across the board. Common sense.