Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CMS AND ONC ACT TO SLOW DOWN THE HEALTH TRAIN EXPRESS

The Center for Medicare Services and the Office of the National Coordinator are responding to the intense "push back' from providers, insurance companies, health consultants and others. Realizing the debacle of  Healthcare.gov may be a tremor of impending catastrophic health reform failure they have chosen to 'back off' and delay several major milestones for HIT.

Numerous mandates for the Affordable Care Act have been delayed due to what seems to be a systemic overload of HHS and other regulatory agencies that go beyond the Affordable Care Act.

1. Individual Mandate
2. Last date of enrollment on Healthcare.gov pushed back to December 23rd for a January 1 2014 enrollment. (Is this another pipe dream?  7 days from enrollment to eligibility with authentication of finances?..Another example of fantasy planning by Obama and his administration..

These delays are only the tip of an iceberg upon which the Titanic Obamacare ship founders.

Early on in 2010 shortly after the Affordable Care Act became law, the DOJ warned about employer sponsored health plans.  Rather than the Health Benefit Exchange impacting on only five percent of the population, the actual numbers willl be much greater perhaps as great as 80% excluding public programs.









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