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Allthatglitters_is seems to live up to his posting name. "All that glitters" in the right wing talking points about the ACA is not necessarily true. Your observation about reductions in demand for medical devices is one example of distortion. I'm a shareholder in Boston Scientific, a maker of stents, defibrillators and other cardiovascular devices in addition to a wide range of non-cardio devices. The industry is confident that with millions added to the insured population a rise (not, as you put it, "a retraction" is the result of Obamacare. As for "seniors can no longer afford to go the doctor," do you have any evidence of this? For a party that devoted all its energies in fighting the creation and implementation of Medicare in the 1960s, it is rich that today it has become its protector. Given the opportunity, the GOP would gut Medicare to say nothing of Social Security.
There's plenty need to do to make the ACA more effective. The pity is that unlike how the Democrats responded to problems in the Bush administration's drug supplement by helping to solve them, the GOP just wants to smother the ACA before it can get up and running.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Not assuming anything about your politcal philosophy of course ;-) just pointing out that an assumed increase in demand is a liberal talking point that is not true.
You share the same sentiment as a lot of liberal supporters of Obamacare. You assume that device useage will go up and therefore the medical device tax implemented under Obamacare on BSC and others is somehow 'justified'. But if I look at this from a neutral point of view, I would not see a measurable increase in devices made by BSC, MDT or others like St. Jude, as most of the devices are used on patients that need them now or very soon. A patient with a blockage in a heart artery is not going to wait for his 'sliver' obamacare plan to kick in before he gets a stent....... The CEO's of these companies have said the same thing - no measurable increase in demand is expected.
70 billion was cut from Medicare to assist in paying for the obamma tax/ACA. There will be a retraction of the market for all cardiovascular products that BSCI produces since the CV market is mainly medicare pts. Seniors were sacrificed to pay for this tax. Seniors can no longer afford to go to the doctor so now they arrive at the hospital DOA since they can't afford the preventative care that the 30 million slackers now receive.
My opinion of Congress is not too high either. The shutdown was the most ridiculous thing I've seen. You have to admit, though, that when you antagonize so many people you really can't expect them go along with any of you proposals. Even when you house is on fire.
I agree that every person in this country should be covered. The questions is, at what cost?
Regarding my policy, it is Oxford Liberty EPO policy that covers absolutely everything except few things I don't need, like maternity, pediatric dental, mental health (don't comment on that last one, I am not crazy, just very angry). To be fair, I should make some correction to the numbers I gave in previous posts. The old policy had small out of pocket cap and 100% coverage. The new policy has huge out of pocket cap and 80% co-insurance, which means that if I don't use the insurance at all, I will pay 18K, if I use it up to deductibles I will pay 20K, and if I need a procedure I will pay close to 30K.
Regardless of whether we agree on what Obama is (he doesn't look anything like moderate progressive to me) you have been very patient with your replies. I appreciate that.
I try not to respond to posters who make the leap from callingg the moderate progressive Obama a Marxist and playing on his family name. Maybe I'm misjudging you.
The solution was not the ACA but an extension of Medicare to the entire population, the equivalent of what every other western industrialized society has. However, to get that through Congress was impossible and instead we are getting a payday for the insurance industry and the healthcare complex. I don't doubt your insurance situation, but do wonder what sort of policy you had that is now being obsoleted, whether you are healthy, whether you had made significant use of the coverage and what the insurance company's track record had been in raising costs.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I am not really that concerned about how Obamacare affects BSX. I am more concerned about the way Barack Hussein Lenin is running the country.
I have said it few times before on other boards and I really hate to sound like a broken record, but I happened to be one of the lucky 5 million who lost their insurance coverage. The replacement policy I found is twice the price. How does 28K a year sound to you? Are you making enough money to pay it? Or are you dirt poor and getting your better, much better, much, much better, policy for free?.
Regarding social benefit. I will consider it. I have considered it. Give me something reasonable, a little tax hike, or cancel some write off, anything that makes sense. Does paying 28K for medical insurance sound reasonable to you? And for what? To give medical coverage to someone who already has it through visits to emergency room?
I ran from Soviet Union three decades ago but it looks like it's catching up with me all over again. Thank god 2016 is just around the corner. Maybe we can get someone sane in the office.
By the way. I am not a Republican.
If you're concerned with how Obamacare will impact BSX and other device companies, consider that with broader coverage from the ACA medical devices and everything else in the healthcare industry will benefit from greater sales. The tax on devices is trivial compared to those benefits. And then there is the social benefit of providing medical insurance to Americans, but that is not the issue you are considering.
It doesn't matter if Obamacare fails or not. The tax will still stay and more taxes will come. This president will do a lot of damage to the country before his term is up. Hillary better start trashing him right now if she wants to have any chance of being elected.