Monday, October 18, 2010
More Obamacare Fallout
To her credit, Nancy Pelosi did indeed state that we needed to "pass the bill" to "find out what's in the bill." Lawmakers, insurance companies, employers and citizens are just beginning to learn how the ripple effects caused by the provisions in Obamacare will effect them...
Truthfully, Obama himself will probably be shocked to learn that because of his healthcare revolution, some in the not-so-distant future will need a doctor's note to purchase Tylenol (and up to 15,000 other over the counter meds).
"Under the new health care law, consumers using workplace pre-tax health savings accounts will soon need a doctor's note to pay for Tylenol and an estimated 15,000 other over-the-counter drugs.
Starting Jan. 1, employees who use flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health saving accounts (HSAs), or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to pay for common medications such as pain relievers, cold medicines, antacids and allergy medications will need prescriptions. The new rules don't apply to insulin..." (SOURCE)
Throw this onto the pile of all the other adverse effects this new first-step-to-single-payer-healthcare will have on the average American...
For the first time I can remember, friends of mine that are nurses are being laid off and having trouble finding new jobs. Now, we know there aren't less people getting sick or less dying... So, is it fear of Obama-care-to-come?