You thought you knew how bad Obamacare was? Think again

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Each year, Congress holds a sword of Damocles over the heads of the medical profession. The “doc fix” is a budget adjustment to bring Medicare fees into the world of reality. democrats love to omit it for the sake of appearances.

Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare. Obama calls it “waste.” Physicians call it reimbursement. What that will do is make finding Medicare providers far more difficult.

The AMA supported Obamacare, on the promise that the law would include a permanent “doc fix.” But Democrats reneged on that promise, owing to the cost of a permanent SGR adjustment: something on the order of $200 billion over ten years, depending on the prescribed growth rate of the fees.

Instead, the Affordable Care Act further reduced fees to health care providers, by $415 billion over the 2013-2022 time frame. As these reductions go…

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