Obama’s Government Run Option Good for Individuals? Guess Who has the Highest Rate of Medical Claims … Medicare


Because Obamacare and the government would never deny you healthcare.

So you think that the government run public option that  Obama and the Democrats continue to try and force down the throats of Americans is a good thing? That government run public option that Obama says is not an integral part of his healthcare reform, yet pushes vigorously behind the scenes.


Me, deny your medical bill … what do you think?

America, guess who has one of the greatest rates of denials for healthcare claims? If your answer was a private insurance carrier like Cigna, Humana or United Healthcare … you would be wrong. If you guessed government run Medicare, you would be a winner!


The highest rated denier of claims from all carriers listed was the government run option of Medicare. In most cases Medicare is double that of private insurance carriers.

From Big Government.com comes the following.

Beverly Gossage, Research Fellow for Show-Me Institute and founder of HSA Benefits Consulting wondered which insurance companies rejected the most claims.  She found her answer in the AMA’s own 2008 National Health Insurer Report Card.  The chart below appears on page 5 of the 16-page report. (full report here, pdf)

As NewsBusters states, “you would Medicare’s sheer size might enable it to have smoother procedures with its providers that would enable it to turn down a lower percentage of claims. But no, this is the government we’re talking about”.

The government is never the answer to making anything more affordable, easier access or efficiency.

What is even more comical is just yesterday President Obama hosted 150, pro-socialist doctors, who supported Obamacare where Obama stated that his bill would allow doctors to spend more time seeing patients and less time filling our paper work and forms. Really, with a 6.85% denial rate of claims imagine the amount of paperwork that is required to review, appeal and protest a claim. This does not even scratch the surface of the number of office visits, procedures and surgeries that a government run option would not deem medically necessary and would not allow in the first place.

It begs the question that how does the AMA back a healthcare option that would deny payment to its members at a greater rate than any other insurer?

Over 475,000 claims denied with just Medicare. Now imagine the “cash for clunkers” genius of organization of government run healthcare in charge of an even greater number of the so-call 47 million uninsured. Guess how many claims will be denied and the red tape bureaucratic nightmare that will ensue?

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Obama’s Government Run Option Good for Individuals? Guess Who has the Highest Rate of Medical Claims … Medicare”

    1. Miklo on October 6th, 2009 10:59 am

      Firstly, “H1N1″ was engineered to thin out the population of the physically weakest – or people who would be a drag on the costs to the government healthcare option.

      An effort to rid the population of those who would “cost too much”.

      Once the initial wave of H1N1 has passed through the population, a stronger, healthier population can participate in the government option.
      And not bankrupt the government before it even gets up and running.

    2. fixit on October 6th, 2009 12:09 pm

      Fix the title to “Highest Rate of DENIED Medical Claims”

    3. super dave on October 6th, 2009 2:49 pm

      yep, obama brought the swine flu virus back from mexico, spread it out to the population and hopes that his healthcare reform will be the saviour and make him look like the hero.
      the real plague here is obama and his corrupt posse.

    4. Dolf on October 6th, 2009 4:06 pm

      the swine flu is just a flu

      and you ppl overthere are taking to much damn medication, your making the bug resistant
      SM: To bad the MSM didn’t warn people against imfluenza in the same way they do with the pig virus. Which kills more?

    5. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 4:11 am

      don’t believe the hype!!

      just eat well, sleep well, exercise.

    6. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 4:11 am

      both are influenca
      SM: I am referring to what is commoanly diagnosed as inluenza by drs, 487.1


      This is a much greater killer and always has beem as compared to H1N1, the pig virus.

    7. Ray on October 7th, 2009 4:24 am

      I know people that are alive only because they asked for a second opinion. What are you going to do when a govt doctor tells you that there is nothing wrong. They may not allow a second opinion.

    8. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 7:55 am

      @7 BS

      we have a universal healthcare (the so feared “social”)

      we can choose our doctor and if we want a second opinion.

      and if there is another party dictating where you have to go for care its the insurance company and that is a private company (not goverment run)

    9. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 7:56 am

      there is still a much bigger chance to get hit and killed by a car.

      or common household items

    10. Scared Monkeys on October 7th, 2009 8:06 am

      #8. Being restrictive of care id the only way that 47 million people can be added.

      It’s the old Medicare tah line … not medically necessary. However, if you wish to get it done you can pay out of pocket.

      Defeats the purpose of the healthcare provided by Obama in the first place.

      Universal healthcare is not to provide health care, its to control people and their vote.

      That is the bottom line of any socialist regime, keep the people in their place.

      Trust me, I am in HC, none of the suggestions will work.

      What happens when drs will not accept government run hc option patients like may do not accept medicaid because it is so F’d up? Hmm?

      The fact that there is not going to be paperwork is such a crock. No where but the government is there more paperwork and red tape. You should see the requirements it takes to have a provider enroll in medicare to provide services.


    11. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 8:48 am

      no I agree…thats why we have private companies carrying this out.

      But at least the reason you use is normal (wethever you agree or not), its very disturbing to see reasons like: deathpanels, holocast comparisons enter the debate.

      what kind of ppl think that the US goverment would instate deathpanels….how f**d up must you be to believe that…and for the “politicians making those absurd claims..they should resign (republican and/or democrat)

      and Red, bottomline of every form of goverment is keeping the masses happy.

    12. Dolf on October 7th, 2009 8:51 am

      what I do think that they should do is make a register where fraud doctors and/or dentists are put on.

      we have had a few cases here where a US doctor came over because he couldn’t practice in the US, but was allowed to do it here..with the same hideous result. (I used a US doctor, but thats just the example…f**d up ppl live in every country)

    13. super dave on October 7th, 2009 9:28 am

      it’s a for sure power grab. give the government control over your healthcare and you give them control over your life.

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