Obamacare Regulations Stifle Innovative LASIK Eye Surgeon

Who is Dr. Craig Beyer?

Dr. Craig Beyer, a practicing ophthalmologist and LASIK eye surgeon, is an innovative physician who at one time thought President Obama might bring some good ideas to the table in D.C. and voted for Mr. Obama in 2008.  Then reality set in; Dr. Beyer quickly saw how Obamacare was going to adversely affect his practice and medicine in America more generally.  He didn’t make the same mistake in the 2012 election.

When Mr. Obama was first running for office, Dr. Beyer was under the impression that he would reform Medicare physician reimbursement as part of Obamacare, making it fairer to doctors.  But instead, Obamacare changed Medicare in ways that allow the federal government and bureaucrats to micromanage doctors even more.  For example, as Heritage explains:

Obamacare mandates a 2 percent reduction in Medicare physician payments for doctors that do “not satisfactorily submit data” to Washington officials, and a 1 percent reduction for physicians who fail to follow bureaucrat-defined “cost” metrics.

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Sentinel Story: Ginny Quaglia is Dissatisfied with Obamacare and Actively Opposing It

“Kay Hagan is incapable of thinking for herself and thinking about the people and the needs of North Carolina. She has become the face of the liars in the Democratic Party.” – Ginny Quaglia

For one North Carolina resident and her husband, Obamacare has meant nothing but turmoil.

Ginny and Joe Quaglia are retired with two grown children. They’re now channeling their efforts and energies to saving America. And it needs saving. With Obamacare unraveling before our eyes, this is painfully clear.

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Sentinel Stories: Dealing with HealthCare.gov Representatives, “Come on guys! This is elementary web design!”

Andrew Fuller is a self-employed Virginia resident who has been purchasing a health insurance plan from the individual market for himself, his wife and three children for more than a decade.  He currently has a core share policy with a monthly premium of $417 per month from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.  It has a $1,500 deductible per individual with $10,000 maximum out of pocket expenses. 

But Obamacare came along, and now all of that has to change.

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Sentinel Story: “Affordable Care Act, That’s a Misnomer If I Ever Heard One”

Our first reaction when we got the letter: I was so enraged and so was Jim.  And we had to just step back from it and just process it and look at what’s really going on in this country.  – Vicki White, Alabama

After nearly 10 years with the individual “blue” plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, with a premium of $402 per month and a $5,000 out of pocket deductible, Vicki and Jim White received a letter in the mail that infuriated them.  They are a hardworking, responsible, healthy couple, so they chose a health insurance plan with a higher deductible, and were putting money in a health savings account. 

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Sentinel Story: Michelle, Living With Kidney Failure Under the Shadow of Obamacare

Living With An Illness and the Hazard of Obamacare

For the past three years, Michelle Moore has been on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.  She undergoes dialysis on a regular basis, just to stay alive in the interim.  Waking up, she often wonders how she’ll feel that day.  Some days, she doesn’t feel as well as she’d like.  But she keeps on going, living her life, and waiting patiently.

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