California is planning to takeover the Health Insurance Market and provide Health Insurance for everyone.* But this does not necessarily include Health Care. Already, doctors are refusing to take on ObamaCare patients because reimbursement rates are so low, payments are so late and paperwork is so onerous, that doctors lose money. Therefore, patients under CaliforniaCare will not receive good and timely healthcare.
CA’s Health Insurance Costs & Other Obligations: Costs will increase massively, with huge increases in medical premiums paid by us; but without commensurate increases in actual healthcare. The current estimated cost of this program is $400 Billion, more than double the cost of the entire California State Budget. CA is also a sanctuary state, so this means any of the 7.8 Billion people on earth can sign up for Health Insurance, which also means the costs will increase astronomically.
California also has vast unfunded obligations, which could exceed $1 trillion,* for CALPERS and other government unions’ pensions and retiree health care; and another $68 Billion for the train to nowhere, being built by a company associated with Senator Diane Feinstein’s husband.
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Sources of Funds: CA has made no plans for funding this boondoggle. It just increased our gas and car taxes by $52 Billion to fund “infrastructure”.* It cannot tax ordinary people any more. Nor can it tax the billionaires in Silicon Valley. California has a vast Internet presence, but Facebook, Google and others do not pay meaningful taxes – Their income is parked overseas, free from Income Taxes. So, how will CA fund its obligations for CaliforniaCare?
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Oregon has found a solution – Kill off the elderly and vulnerable citizens by starvation and dehydration. Oregon has defined the provision of food and water as “medical care” and then authorized that this “medical care” of food and water can be withheld from elderly patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, the mentally ill or the handicapped, who cannot feed themselves with a spoon. Oregon claims that these kinds of elderly patients can be “allowed to die.” But, as Terri Schiavo’s brother points out*: those who die specifically from withholding food and water aren’t being “allowed to die,” rather they’re being actively killed—deprived of the most basic form of care by their relatives/caregivers, their physician, their hospital or their insurer; and perhaps by all four working in perverse agreement that the best thing for the patient would be to killed prematurely.
Senior citizens in California had better be ready for what is coming!
Rohini DeSilva, Esq.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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