“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
The Sunday Sermon
So there are more difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Now there’s a shocker folks!
I’ve already highlighted the mess that the government has made in trying to bring it’s computer systems online to enable enrollment in the new program. (See “What Am I” post from about a month ago)
Now people who thought they were already adequately insured are finding that this may not be the case, at least not for much longer. The private insurance issue is affecting lots and lots of people all over America, particularly those who were trying to be responsible and had adequate insurance for themselves and their families.
Most of them bought their insurance on the open market. Obama promised that would still be secure after his new Affordable Care Act was implemented.
He said, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
Obama’s new law actually outlaws all but a small percentage of “grandfathered” individual insurance policies and requires carriers to instead offer coverage that is more comprehensive.
And there’s more trouble ahead. In 2018, an Obamacare tax on high-cost insurance plans kicks in and could cause upheaval in that part of the market as well.
The truth is that the law was designed to gradually eliminate the old system altogether.
All across the country those who thought they had adequate insurance are being issued with notices from insurers explaining that their plans are ending. Ending thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
It has understandably caused confusion, fear, anxiety and a great deal of anger.
Losing health insurance can be a terrifying possibility in America. Particularly as one gets older and policies are more difficult and expensive to replace.
So is this the last of the Obamacare problems?
I think it would be a very safe bet to say no it won’t.
Affordable Health Care is a laudable goal. I’ve always said that. But the way to tackle it is to make the existing system more affordable by curbing the excessive profiteering of drug companies and medics, not burdening this and future generations of ordinary Americans with another government white elephant that the country can’t afford.
Unfortunately the government just doesn’t get it – “affordable” means you can actually afford it!