Then vs. Now: Have Those Dire Predictions About Obamacare Materialized?
Posted at 10:59 a.m. on May 30
California Healthline: “It may be too soon to know if the Affordable Care Act is making Americans healthier. But there’s a smattering of data that suggests the law is making the health care industry healthier, at least.”
“A tracker indicates that newly insured patients aren’t overwhelming doctors.”
“A batch of anecdotal reports suggests that hospitals’ uncompensated care spending is falling.”
“And a survey of physicians finds that — while many doctors are upset about the law’s added complexity — they’re generally happy with the pay that they’re seeing through the ACA’s new marketplace plans.”
“Taken together, the slew of upbeat reports for the industry isn’t surprising … But the positive findings are in contrast to a dire batch of predictions that accompanied the ACA’s bumpy rollout across the past year.”