Obamacare has changed the choices for my Doctor and every doctor, hospital and nursing home as they do long term financial planning to stay solvent and continue to provide care. The $535 billion in planned Medicare cuts and 150 new healthcare agencies are only a small part of this complex and often vague legislation. The need to plan around Obamacare affects providers’ choices and the quality and availability of patient care.
This legislation was intended to make huge changes in America’s healthcare and it will do so. Our Congress passed it and our President signed it. Now, as Nancy Pelosi assured us, we are finding out what it entails. We will see the full extent of the changes only after the next Presidential election. The known details of the law were opposed by a majority of Americans, but the greater devil may be in the unknown details.