Next year, one-third of U.S. counties will be left with just one insurance option, giving huge rise to ObamaCare premiums again!
Some places are at risk of having no insurance options on the exchanges at all!
The catastrophe known as ObamaCare continues to fall apart before our eyes and the Republicans just keep funding it!
Of course, that did not stop them from chiming in!
“The president repeatedly promised that his health care law would provide more choices, ‘bend the cost curve,’ and allow Americans to keep the plans they liked and could afford. He failed to live up to those promises, and families are paying the price,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in a statement, noting the majority of counties in Missouri could be left with just one insurance option on the exchanges.
“The Kaiser Family Foundation study found that overall, 31 percent of counties will have just a single insurance option within the Affordable Care Act exchanges. That’s up from 7 percent this year — and underscores a problem many analysts have been warning about for years.
Further, about six in 10 counties could have two or fewer marketplace insurers in 2017, with the “bulk of the increase in single-insurer counties” the result of UnitedHealth Group’s exit, the study, released Sunday, reveals.
Indeed, six years after ObamaCare was signed into law, America’s major medical insurers, concerned about their own bottom line, have started to pull the plug on a variety of services and options available to consumers. Citing major losses, the top five insurers – Humana, Anthem, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield – have threatened to pull out of the exchanges and have selectively started to do so in many counties.”
This abomination is destroying out health care system and no one cares! The Republicans keep sending bills to the Presidents desk they know he will not sign. They keep walking past every opportunity to de-fund ObamaCare.
What difference does it make? Sigh!