More Trouble For Obamacare as Doctors and Patients Rise Up to Fight Rate Increases

Obamacare continues to face a number of problems as it deals with delays, incorrect IRS forms, lower enrollment, and increasing IRS penalties and healthcare prices. Now the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) says that doctors have had enough.

From Examiner.com:

Citizens, troubled about their health providers and financial future, learned in February that the IRS were placing tens of thousands of tax refunds on hold due to another Obamacare caused delay. In January, the White House announced that 800,000 enrollees received the wrong IRS forms causing them to face more delays, and the headache of updating or amending their taxes with new forms.

Throughout 2015 patients are walking into their doctor’s offices presenting new insurance policies, most with higher deductibles, and causing more chaos..

“AAPS is completely funded by membership dues and contributions, so we answer to and advocate for our physician members and not big corporate donors or government funding sources,” stated AAPS Past President Lee D. Hieb, MD….

Bloomberg Business reported last week that 6.6 million people–about 10 percent more than the White House said—will be paying a penalty for not having health insurance. Although the Treasury Department indicated in January that millions of taxpayers will be paying a fine, Bloomberg that a portion of that figure “didn’t need to.” The National Taxpayer Advocate reported that 300,000 taxpayers overpaid by about $35 million too much. The majority of these were low income earners…

Recently the AAPS helped establish various physician assemblies and has a pending lawsuit suit in the DC Federal District Court challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare.

“The AAPS legal team defends doctors who have been mugged by Medicare, or railroaded by hospitals using sham peer review,” Dr. Hieb added…

Jesse Ellis O’Brien of the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group said: “Rate increases will be bigger in 2016 than they have been for years and years and will have a profound effect on consumers here. Some may start wondering if insurance is affordable or if it’s worth the money,” Orient quoted Jesse Ellis O’Brien of the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group.

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