Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare

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Robert Laszewski—a prominent consultant to health insurance companies—recently wrote in a remarkably candid blog post that, while Obamacare is almost certain to cause insurance costs to skyrocket even higher than it already has, “insurers won’t be losing a lot of sleep over it.” How can this be? Because insurance companies won’t bear the cost of their own losses—at least not more than about a quarter of them. The other three-quarters will be borne by American taxpayers.

As Laszewski explains, Obamacare contains a “Reinsurance Program that caps big claim costs for insurers (individual plans only).” He writes that “in 2014, 80% of individual costs between $45,000 and $250,000 are paid by the government [read: by taxpayers], for example.”

In other words, insurance purchased through Obamacare’s government-run exchanges isn’t even full-fledged private insurance; rather, it’s a sort of private-public hybrid. Private insurance companies pay for costs below $45,000, then taxpayers generously pick up the tab—a tab that their president hasn’t ever bothered to tell them he has opened up on their behalf—for four-fifths of the next $200,000-plus worth of costs.

Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare | The Weekly Standard

Ouch, turns out the ACA more single payor than any of us knew.
 

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Where are the 48 million uninsured that needed insurance?
Why haven't they flooded the site and get insurance.
Yet we have people that had insurance lose it.
Was that an accident.

Why is the media not hammering the WH abouit this?
 

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What a rooful OP. :lol: Called subsidies. Better health care will drive down costs, which have been increasing far less in recent years. But a rueful industry, afraid of 400000 layoffs because of its greed, only wants to preserve their jobs. Crocodile tears. Hmmm.
 
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Jake you are a moron, sorry but it is true.

Read the article idiot.
 
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(pssst, it's not about subsidies)
 

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It all just gets curiouser and curiouser. This administration, its policies, its programs...
It is a working plan to ruin the economy and make us forever dependent on the government.
 

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