|Here let me wave this pamphlet around so it looks like we are actually trying to do something.|
Health insurers across the country are making plans to dramatically raise Obamacare premiums or exit marketplaces amid growing exasperation with the Trump administration’s erratic management, inconsistent guidance and seeming lack of understanding of basic healthcare issues.
The growing frustration with the Trump administration’s management — reflected in letters to state regulators and in interviews with more than two dozen senior industry and government officials nationwide — undercuts a key White House claim that Obamacare insurance marketplaces are collapsing on their own.
Instead, according to many officials, it is the Trump administration that is driving much of the current instability by refusing to commit to steps to keep markets running, such as funding aid for low-income consumers or enforcing penalties for people who go without insurance.
“All this uncertainty is not helpful,” warned Blue Shield of California Chief Executive Paul Markovich, who said health plans were being forced to make plans to raise premiums to account for the turmoil, jeopardizing Americans’ coverage.
So essentially this will force health insurance prices to rise, which the Republicans will try to blame on the Democratic health plan, while in fact it is THEIR mismanagement that is the source of the problem.
The Republicans are also not interested in actually replacing the Affordable Care Act with their own health care plan because then they own all of the problems that will ultimately result from it.
And sadly their constituents are nowhere near smart enough to figure this out anytime soon.
That is why it is important to remind these knuckle draggers that the Democrats had plans in place to make the ACA work well for everybody, and to keep insurance prices affordable.
Every problem that has arisen since its implementation was NOT due to the actual bill, but instead to GOP obstructionism.