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Obamacare – 90% of American Medical Group Providers will not Participate!

In a recent article by the AP, we see that Obama-care has suffered another setback in the form of a letter sent to the Obama administration stating that over 90% of The American Medical Group’s members will not be able participate in providing health care services under Obama-care’s extreme regulations, which also include the very real risk of losses by health care providers under the new rules.

But in an unusual rebuke, an umbrella group representing premier organizations
such as the Mayo Clinic wrote the administration Wednesday saying that more than
90 percent of its members would not participate, because the rules as written
are so onerous it would be nearly impossible for them to succeed.

“It’s not just a simple tweak, it’s a significant change that needs to be made,”
said Donald Fisher, president of the American Medical Group Association, which
represents nearly 400 large medical groups around the country providing care for
roughly 1 in 3 Americans. Its members, including the Cleveland Clinic,
Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, and Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania,
had been seen as the vanguard for accountable care. (emphasis mine)

Thus, the burdensome regulations found in Obama-care could leave 1 in 3 Americans without medical care. Further on in that very same article we see some facts on just how Obama figured in some of the supposed money-saving aspects of Obama-care.

The medical groups say they are worried they will be hit with losses, that the government has designed the system so there is no easy way to tell which patients are part of the program, and that there is no reliable way to adjust for patients who are sicker and require closer follow-up and more expensive treatments. (emphasis mine)

The American Medical Group sees the possibility of huge losses of revenue when Obama-care is implemented and now 90% of them say they will not participate. I guess if Doctors, Hospitals, and other medical providers are all losing money . it would save the government-run Obama-care money. This appears to be is how they figure it will save money and cut costs: less Doctors to pay and less service available for Seniors on Medicare and other people seeking medical attention. If 1 out of 3 Americans don’t have a doctor, health-care costs will  certainly go down. Wasn’t Obama-care supposed to give more people access to health-care? Once again we see that that will not be the case when this monstrosity is implemented!