Fewer Uninsured


Since Obamacare, there are fewer uninsured.  This is a fact.  It is a good thing?  Well, that is debatable.  If the insurance plan is ridiculously costly, then yes!  Also, having insurance doesn’t mean you have health care.  That being said, I do like the fact that people aren’t at financial risk if something catastrophic happens to them medically.  The bottom line is that there are a few positives to this crappy legislation but it is so bad in so many other ways.  You can just read some older rants from me on that.

What’s the point of this blog entry?  I guess it would be to laugh with me at the media as they try to use headlines and statistics to convince public of….anything.   Here is a great example:

Uninsured Rate Gets Lower And Lower, Thanks To Obamacare

Really?  Are they saying that a freaking federal law requiring people to buy health insurance will lower the uninsured rate?  Of course. Why?  Because it is a law!  And don’t forget the expansion of Medicaid, which pushed a ton of people onto the system.  That didn’t hurt the rate did it?   We can create a bill to make it a fine to go the emergency room.  As stupid as that may be it would lower ER rates and save money.

The bottom line is since the gov’t was in cahoots with the insurance companies (who NEVER lowered their rates), this really is just wealth distribution via a massive tax increase so that some people can pay for others.  It is forced charity via Medicaid or via the massive cost of health policies on people who make a higher amount.  It is nothing more than that. Nothing.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “Fewer Uninsured

  1. Pat
    April 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Much of this crap can be peddled by the media because society, abetted by our cowardly profession, has bought into poisonous premises: coverage= care; it is moral to force someone to give something to someone else; when there is a problem that scares us, government should be the solution.

    We rightly blame Big Insurance, and Big Government, and Big Media will forever remain a whore. However, by making themselves open to these two bad influences, patients and doctors are the original culprits in this farce.

  2. Sir-Lance-a-Lot
    April 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

    “Fewer,” Doug. FEWER.

  3. Perry
    April 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Well of course they’re going to push the fact that there are less uninsured, because that’s what they want to stress. The ACA was passed to insure people, not make care more affordable for all Americans. Those who are on subsidies and those on Medicaid are benefitting, not the majority of Americans. Additionally, being on Medicaid isn’t that great because, good luck finding a primary care doc that will take it with the low rates of reimbursement.
    The ACA is health insurance reform, not health Care reform. Period.

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