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Insurance Business | 25 Oct 2016, 10:32 AM Agree 0
The president continues to insist that only ideology and politics are keeping Republicans from embracing the law, writes Bloomberg’s Ramesh Ponnuru
  • Mark | 25 Oct 2016, 12:47 PM Agree 0
    My mom used to say, "Never argue with a drunk". For obvious reasons, they don't come from a rational point of view to begin with. It is not rational to think that one persons poor state of health and costs, can be absorbed by another who is in good health and has low costs, and have all premiums be equal. Obama tried to sell this utopian idea to the public and those who were in need bought it. Now, because of simple pride, Obama holds on to this socialistic idea by lying to himself simply to save face until his term is up at the end of this year. There was a time when reason was enough to show people the difference between right and wrong, a good choice from a bad choice, a good law from a bad law. These days, it is simply about one party being victorious over another. Why won't Obama listen? Pride. Simple pride and nothing more. The downfall of most well intended persons.
  • Kris | 25 Oct 2016, 01:00 PM Agree 0
    The entire industry is a hot mess. The state of TX is seeing an increase in premiums of 58% with BCBSTX. Where is the "affordability" Ms. Pelosi???!
  • Pat | 25 Oct 2016, 01:35 PM Agree 0
    Author makes great points, but I think he misses the reason why Obamacare insists on comprehensive coverage-that preventative treatment is necessary to control costs in the long run. Even former GOP candidate Mr. Romney and his health plan for Massachusetts required this and as it was essential to controlling costs. He also investigated not having comprehensive care as a component and his team said it would not work without it. The main reason that the health care companies are raising rates are the lack of healthy insureds opting in and the healthcare companies are not pooling these insureds with private plans.
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