Having Obamacare may actually make your prescription drugs unaffordable. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a practicing physician, spoke with Megyn Kelly about the affects that the Affordable Care Act will have on prescription drug coverage. He told the Fox News anchor that consumers are actually better off going with the private care sector because there will be greater options for prescription drugs and actually cost less than the government option.
Gottlieb explained to Kelly that there are two main issues. “The co-pays on the drugs are very high so, on average, there’s about 40% that you’re going to have to pay on branded drugs compared to about 25% in the private sector,” he said. But the bigger issue is list of drugs covered in many cases aren’t very long, and if the drugs aren’t covered, then you’re on your own. You have to pay for it entirely out of pocket and the money that you spend on those drugs doesn’t count against your out-of-pocket limits and it won’t count against your deductible. This could cost people … up to tens of thousands of dollars every year.”
However, it appears that Obamacare may be a scam in more ways than one. Users of the healthcare.gov website are reporting that the Affordable are Act site is intentionally misleading users to get them to provide personal information.
A source on Capitol Hill said that after the site told them their password was incorrect, they were automatically directed to a “forgot password” page that asked for the highly sensitive information. “On that page, I was asked for my check card number and my ATM pin,” said the source. “I was fairly confident this was a scam so I called customer service. After a 103 minute hold time, I was told that this was indeed a scam.”