Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Obamacare - The horror begins
Los Angeles County plans to register as many as 550,000 patients for "free" medical services.
A nearly bankrupt Los Angeles County is enrolling hundreds of thousands of residents in a publicly funded treatment program and setting the stage for the national Obamacare overhaul.
Socialist Democrats claim that "magic money" from Never-Never-Land will appear any day to pay for Obamacare.
The county hopes to register as many as 550,000 patients and is assigning them to medical clinics for services at no cost to them. At the same time, the county is transforming its healthcare system to be less focused on acute care and more on primary care reports the Los Angeles Times.
Under President Obama's controversial healthcare overhaul, millions more uninsured Californians will be eligible for Medicaid — the healthcare program for the poor — beginning in 2014. Even as the debate over the law continues in Washington, California is starting that expansion now.
"The scale here is just mind-boggling," said Andy Schneider, a consultant to the Kaiser Family Foundation. "And there are so many changes that have to occur simultaneously."
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