January 03, 2014

ObumbleCare update

Because you're too f***ing stupid: ObumbleCare regs require vending machines themselves to carry calorie info on them -- not just on the individual items (h/t to Geraghty):

Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year. It estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the health care system would be at least that great.

Yeah, because Boss Obama and crew have been soooo accurate and on the money with the healthcare projections thus far, right?

In Massachusetts:

Only 497 of the almost 50,000 applicants who filed online have a new ConnectorCare plan. The agency can't say how long it will take to finish processing the other 45,000 applications or bring 89,000 residents who have subsidized coverage, but haven't even started to re-enroll, into the new, post Obamacare plans.

In Minnesota, "the average wait time for people calling MNsure for help on Thursday was 62 minutes."

Meanwhile, the Boss Obama admin is busy bullying nuns about covering procedures that violate their faith.

Here in Delaware, even our local go-along-to-get-along daily can't ignore the obvious: Medicaid 'surprise' will prove costly to state.

Lastly, a Harvard study shows that Medicaid expansion -- oops! -- increases hospital emergency room use. Lovely.

UPDATE: Han Bader has more on the last item above.

Posted by Hube at January 3, 2014 12:13 PM | TrackBack

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