When systems become unmanageable, inefficient, or downright tyrannical, people flee it. And, at the present time, pickings are going to be rather slim in many, if not most of the ObamaCare exchanges, because the major insurance carriers are saying “nyet, comrade,” to participating in them.
(CNSNews.com) – Major health insurance companies–Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Humana–have decided not to participate in various states in the Obamacare health-insurance exchanges that will be the only place Americans will be able to buy a health insurance plan using the federal subsidies authorized under the Obamacare law.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare), every American must buy a health insurance plan that meets minimum government specifications. If a person does not get health insurance through their employer, and is not on Medicaid, they can buy insurance through their home state’s insurance exchange (which, depending on the state, will be run by either the state or federal government).
States will also operate exchanges where small businesses can buy health-insurance plans.
Individuals and families making up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level will qualify for a federal subsidy to help them buy their government-mandated insurance–but only if they buy their insurance on the government-run exchange
So, I see that the is some good resistance to the exchanges. While this is a good thing, I fear that the companies will eventually comply, both due to “punishments” created by the government, and a sense of inevitability that many feel about this turkey. However, ObamaCare can be defeated if the companies refuse to play ball, and enough young people “burn their ObamaCare cards.” If we can pull this off, we can help ObamaCare collapse under the weight of it’s own failure.