Health insurers eye steep increases


#1

With the fourth open-enrollment period set to begin this fall for the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, it’s becoming clear that the market for health insurance has not evolved as expected, or hoped.

The market is smaller than projected. The people who have bought health plans overall are sicker than predicted. And health insurers have incurred larger losses than anticipated.

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#2

This is going to sound extremely cynical, but I believe that the ACA is evolving exactly as hoped and planned. It was designed to fail so that the government can push for single payer, total government control of healthcare. But that goal would have been too much of a jump initially so they had to first create a system that would collapse (but not before kicking back money to various groups and destroying religiously backed health care organizations) so they could make a better case to seize more control.


#3

The people who have bought health plans overall are sicker than predicted. And health insurers have incurred larger losses than anticipated.

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#4

Grubered


#5

Maybe the central planners never expected or hoped it would succeed, but instead in Cloward-Pivens style they want the system to be overwhelmed and collapsed so they can provide a “solution” of single payer government provided healthcare.


#6

If only people had predicted this happening before the law was passed…if only…


#7

In a roundabout way, yes. The House passed their own version of a healthcare bill, which included a government option and the Stupak Amendment. The Senate passed their own version when they had the 60 votes to do so and did so without many of the House features. Normal procedure is to compromise the two chamber bills but this couldn’t happen once the Democrats lost their 60th seat (Kennedy) in the Senate. So the House could either pass the Senate bill as-was or they’d be no healthcare bill at all. And the as-was is what we’re stuck with. No govt option and no Stupak Amendment among other things.

The Dems have only themselves to blame for not providing the single payer system in the first place. It appears there will be no such opportunity in the foreseeable future, for better or worse.


#8

Hence the beginning of the death spiral predicted much earlier. Obama Care is a tax, and lots of people are going to withdraw from the market.

We knew this was going to happen.

Now we will have to wait and see if there will ultimately be a single-payer health care system, which – in reality – is cut-rate medical care…

What has our country done?


#9

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