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Provisions of ObamaCare Now In Effect

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In an effort to sell ObamaCare to the American people, the law "front-loaded" certain giveaways that would have political appeal such as insuring as dependents 26-year old adults and prescription drug rebates for seniors. There are other aspects of the law that have also taken effect but which are having a negative impact on consumers. You won't hear from the mainstream media about many of these provisions but they are stiffling competition, restricting access to care and limiting consumer control.

These provisions include: 

  • Annual fees imposed on pharmaceutical manufacturers based on annual sales of brand-name drugs.
  • Prohibition from using FSAs, HSAs and MSAs to buy over-the-counter drugs that aren’t prescribed by a physician.
  • A ban on new physician-owned hospitals from participating in Medicare.

Our patients will pay more and have less control over their healthcare dollars as a result of these provisions. We doubt anyone would characterize this as "reform." 

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