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Saturday, May 02, 2015

But hey, Obamacare wasn't a federalization of health care

From the Washington Post:
Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama’s health law are struggling financially, presenting state officials with an unexpected and serious challenge five years after the passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act.
Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing state lawmakers for cash infusions. Some are weighing turning over part or all of their troubled marketplaces to the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, which now works smoothly.

3 comments:

  1. "...the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, which now works smoothly." Oh, reaLLY?
    I don't trust the WaPo on that.

    The Unaffordable Care Act Strikes Again!

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    1. I think the WaPo left a word. They meant to say "comparatively smoothly" compared to the exchanges that have been abandoned.

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    2. Quirky that you left out the very word OUT when you wrote the WaPo did the same. LOL.

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