No out-of-state insurers offer plans in Georgia

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    Since state laws are what stand in the way of out-of-state insurers selling health insurance in a state's market, a state can rescind those restrictions at any time. A few are in the process of testing that out. Like Georgia, which will now license insurers from any state and allow their plans to be sold in its market, even if those plans don't comply with the consumer protections in Georgia law.

    It's only been a few months but so far there aren't any takers.

    No out-of-state insurers offer plans in Georgia | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The standard thought process from the "dumbfounded" folks seems to be 1) maybe it's Obama's fault, and 2) maybe Georgia didn't deregulate enough.

    My own suspicion is that the larger concerns are that 1) the individual health insurance market is small (~5% of the U.S. population and the same percentage of Georgia's population) and 2) building adequate provider networks (with reasonable reimbursements) is going to be challenging in a state you're not in, particularly when you have no customers to offer.

    But it's early.
     
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    Out of state insurance is the fastest way to get butt fucked.

    They are "out of state". Duh! How can they be regulated. You want to buy insurance from someone who can't be regulated. Were you dropped head first?

    Here, I have an "out of state" car you might want to buy:

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    As we conveniently leave out this passage:
    Kind of like just about everything else having to do with the current amateurs and ivory tower dwelling central planner theorists, currently populating the Obolshevik regime....Everyone with any *ahem* "skin in the game" is holding their cards.
     
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    Who could've guessed Obama would be blamed for the GOP's miracle solution struggling?
     
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    More lies-by-omission, from our current OIRA flack:

     
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    Who could've guessed that allowing out-of-state insurers to sell in the state exempt from the state's benefit mandates and consumer protections wouldn't be enough to make the miracle solution work? Deregulate more!
     
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    Getting buttfucked is a "miracle solution"? Yuk!
     
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    I tell ya, the first place I'm going to look to buy my health insurance is from a company 2000 miles away.
     
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    Doh!!!
     
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    even worse, imagine buying a car from a company 7000 miles away!!
     

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